To Thine Own Self Be True

To Thine Own Self Be True

To Thine Own Self Be True. . . I woke up to those words, plastered on my self-conscious. I get a lot of my story ideas, plot points, and “morning musings” when I first wake up. Sometimes, they come because I’ve gone to bed mulling over a story idea and I’m hoping for some Theta-induced … Continue reading To Thine Own Self Be True

Lights Out by 10 p.m.

This week's Healthy Habit is simple, but maybe not so simple . . . go to bed by 10 p.m.  And if you don't think that is early enough for you, then adjust the timing to meet your schedule. You body's schedule. What this means is that the electronics are off. No browsing social media … Continue reading Lights Out by 10 p.m.

Embrace Your Value

I am a writer. Writing is my passion and love – and it is what I do every day, in some shape or form, whether in my day job, in creating novels or my blog. But, I did not always consider myself “a writer”.  Instead, I considered myself to be someone who liked to write. … Continue reading Embrace Your Value

Take a Why Not NOW Attitude

You will start that diet after the holidays. You will start working out next week. You will tackle your closet clean up next weekend. Does any of this sound familiar? It does for me.  For those who have lofty intentions or have started working towards a goal but then "fell off the horse" there is … Continue reading Take a Why Not NOW Attitude

Surround Yourself With Those Who Have Your Back

One positive thing that I have gained from this pandemic is the ability to let go of things--worries about what others think of me and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). I've also realized the value of surrounding yourself with a positive network of support. When the people around you FEEL LIKE WORK then maybe it … Continue reading Surround Yourself With Those Who Have Your Back

Have a ‘Why Not Me?!’ Attitude

There is a common occurrence that often happens when we set goals.  We limit ourselves and set a cap on what we think is possible . . . for ourselves. I mean, it is okay for other people to obtain these goals. Right? How many times have we told ourselves, "those types of goals are … Continue reading Have a ‘Why Not Me?!’ Attitude

Hold Yourself Accountable

There is something to be said about working for someone vs. working for yourself. The difference is that in working for someone else, you are accountable to someone else.  Which means that you, in this scenario, may find yourself working harder, being more focused, and intentional with your goals. Why is this? It is because … Continue reading Hold Yourself Accountable

Establish a Budget and Stick to It

This week’s Healthy Habit deals with having a healthy relationship with our finances—budgets are essential and serve as a visual snapshot to keep on track. By taking the time to analyze your regular expenses, you will be able to see if you are overspending, able to save, and are being fiscally responsible. I know that … Continue reading Establish a Budget and Stick to It

Put Yourself in Other’s Shoes

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

Do Not Worry What Others Think of You

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