Now more than ever, it is important to approach the world and others with a lens of understanding. While this blog is not intended to be political, it is important for me that the site is not tone-deaf either. The goal of 52 Weeks of Healthy Habits for Bright Light Living is for everyone to … Continue reading Put Yourself in Other’s Shoes
If there is one achilles heel that has plagued me throughout my life it would be worrying about what others thought of me. This bad habit can be a burden. It holds you back and causes you to second-guess yourself. This quarantine, while awful, has provided me one thing--a certain amount of freedom in not … Continue reading Do Not Worry What Others Think of You
Before you read this post, I would like for you to think about one of your PAST GOALS and how you ACHIEVED it. Now write it down. How did you feel when you (a) first set your goal and (b) when you achieved it? What would you consider to be the critical factors that allowed … Continue reading Three Essential Elements to Achieve Your Goals
This week's healthy habit is not fun at all -- it definitely will be tough for me -- and that is to avoid bread and processed sugar. During this quarantine, I had gotten away from this healthy habit and allowed myself to indulge. But enough is enough, I say. Are you with me? Spend this … Continue reading Avoid Bread and Processed Sugar
This week's "Healthy Habit" is simple and should be pretty easy, but yet it is one that is not always practiced (at least not by my kids). With this quarantine, NOT practicing this habit becomes very evident. To give some examples: Putting your dishes in the dishwasher rather than the sink. This simple habit makes … Continue reading Putting Things (Back) Where They Belong
Man, this has been a rough week. I don't know about you and your family, but my family and I seem to be taking turns having bad days. I am only admitting this for ONE MAIN REASON--so that you understand that bad days happen (you are not alone). Do not beat yourself up over it. … Continue reading Don’t Quit
THIS WEEK is a check-in on all the past week's of Healthy Habits. It is always a good thing to reaffirm our goals when it comes to health and wellbeing. Take the time to review the habits listed below and assess how you are doing with each. Spend this week making a conscious effort to … Continue reading Healthy Habits Check-in
I had initially planned to post this (with the podcast) in March, but then the quarantine hit and it seemed, at first, not good timing. But even though the Living Bright podcast is in limbo, Abby's wonderful creations are too good not to share. Enjoy!! I spent an afternoon in February with 17-year-old Abby who, … Continue reading Baking Up Sweet Creativity
This week's habit is short and simple--do not eat after 8 p.m. There is light at the end of this tunnel and there will be a day that we will need to go back to wearing (AND FITTING INTO) our normal clothes rather than just PJs or our comfortable athletic wear. Over the past few … Continue reading Do Not Eat After 8 P.M.
WHAT IF . . . What if you knew with absolute certainty . . . that everything is going to be okay; that you and your family will be safe; that you will survive financially, emotionally, physically the ramifications of the coronavirus? Would you then go about your day differently? This virus has slowed things … Continue reading WHAT IF You Did It Anyway?
As I mentioned last week, I am modifying the habits that I had originally planned given the current circumstances. This week's habit is to UNPLUG FROM THE NEGATIVE NOISE and it's an extremely important one. What does that mean? It means to stop spending your time watching or reading the news, checking on the current … Continue reading Unplug from the Negative Noise
When I began the 52 Weeks of Healthy Habits for Bright Light Living, life was definitely different. The habits were designed to be implemented slowly, week by week, in order to create sustainable habits. Rather than radically trying to change all aspects of our lives, the habits were designed to be manageable. The past month … Continue reading VISUALIZE the Life You Want