Celebrate Your Small Victories

Celebrate your small victories.  This week’s Bright Light Healthy Habit sounds so simple – so obvious. But for me, it’s not. Not always. Not when there is more to be accomplished. If you are competitive like me (competitive with yourself, that is), you may find yourself impatient with the time and steps involved in completing … Continue reading Celebrate Your Small Victories

Form a ONE Minute Habit

A habit is best formed when it becomes a routine, so what better way to form a routine than to make it quick and manageable . . . like something that can be done in ONE MINUTE. I say this because one minute seems doable, right?  It's not overwhelming to think about; it doesn't involve … Continue reading Form a ONE Minute Habit

Increase Your Odds by Taking Risks

On Saturday, my son made two three-point shots back to back at his basketball game. I was so proud of him—not necessarily because he made the shots, but because he TOOK them. Taking those far away shots is out of character for him. He loves basketball—likes to play it any chance that he can get. … Continue reading Increase Your Odds by Taking Risks

Healthy Habits 10-Week Check In

Over the last ten weeks, I've been updating the site with weekly "Healthy Habits" ---habits for the mind, body, and spirit.  The weekly habits came about when I consciously made the decision to live a happier life without regrets.  The habits are my way of LIVING BRIGHT with the hope that it inspires others to … Continue reading Healthy Habits 10-Week Check In

Track a Healthy Diet

This week’s Healthy Habit will focus on diet. While I will not tell you what you should eat, I will recommend that you make a conscious effort to eat healthy. I admit that I have struggled with this; I start out great—eating well, tracking my calories and intake, and then – boom – I give … Continue reading Track a Healthy Diet

Hold the Door for Others and Smile

You may find this week’s Healthy Habit silly, but surprisingly, I have found that it does have an effect on my day. Case in point, my morning ritual of grabbing a Dunkin Donuts ice tea. I make it a point to hold the door for people coming in/out—and the people I encounter also do the … Continue reading Hold the Door for Others and Smile

Make Exercise a Regular Practice

Make Exercise a Regular Practice This week’s Healthy Habit involves the ugly big E-word. . .exercise. It is so easy to avoid. It is often dreaded and feared. It can be downright intimidating and hard to start doing. . .or sticking with. But, it is critical for so many reasons: - Your overall health (it … Continue reading Make Exercise a Regular Practice

Tackle the Hardest Thing on Your To Do List First

Procrastination is often the result of fear, the unknown, or downright lack of motivation. The hardest thing on your ‘To Do’ list is often the thing that is done last or put aside. And what happens? It looms, festers, and weighs on you like a nagging, anxiety-inducing annoyance. But when you tackle it first – … Continue reading Tackle the Hardest Thing on Your To Do List First

EXPECT to Achieve Your Goals

“If you would like to accomplish something, you must expect this of yourself.”                            - Wayne Dyer That sounds so simple. BUT, ask yourself . . . are you REALLY expecting to accomplish your goals when you set them? Or, are you setting … Continue reading EXPECT to Achieve Your Goals

Be Present With Your Family and Loved Ones

BE PRESENT with your family and loved ones.  Not just this holiday season, but as a daily practice.  Christmas is such a wonderful time of year--for many of us. For some, it is a reminder of the loved ones they've lost or from whom they are separated.  Sadly, this Christmas season will be tough for … Continue reading Be Present With Your Family and Loved Ones

Drink 8-10 Glasses of Water

Drink AT LEAST 8 -10 Glasses of Water Per Day This one little habit can make a world of difference in your health. There are so many benefits to drinking water—it keeps you hydrated, helps fight off infection (especially during this cold and flu season), improves your circulation and complexion, boosts your metabolism, and can … Continue reading Drink 8-10 Glasses of Water

Have an Attitude of Gratitude

HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Make a conscious effort to seek the good in all situations. Yesterday, my husband and son raked up the massive amount of leaves in our front yard (boo!), but in the process, they found my car registration that I had dropped and lost (yay).  Raking leaves is definitely something to … Continue reading Have an Attitude of Gratitude