VISUALIZE the Life You Want

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.  This week, I … Continue reading VISUALIZE the Life You Want

Do Not Compare Yourself with Others

One of the most surefire ways to feel bad about yourself is to compare yourself with someone else.  It is easy to do -- you see someone who seems to have it all going on. You see others with more money, career success, a bigger house and you think, "Ugh, lucky them."  You may even … Continue reading Do Not Compare Yourself with Others

Say Only Kind Words . . .to YOURSELF!

If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all. I remember seeing that phrase on a school bulletin board back in elementary school, and since then I've tried to abide by those words.  I made it a point (I've not always done this, but I try) to not bad-mouth people, to … Continue reading Say Only Kind Words . . .to YOURSELF!

Increase Your Odds by Taking Risks

[First posted in February 2020] 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 … Continue reading Increase Your Odds by Taking Risks

Getting Back on the Horse

Getting Back on the Horse

With the pandemic and everything else this crazy year has brought us, staying FOCUSED on our goals – and not giving into fear, paralysis, procrastination, depression – may be challenging. It’s so much easier to be motivated, determined, and committed when life is going swimmingly. . . or even predictably. And 2020? Well, it’s been … Continue reading Getting Back on the Horse

Hold the Door for Others and Smile

I realized that this re-posting had to be modified given the current situation of social distancing and wearing masks. Even if it is hard to see one's smile through a mask, say HELLO, be pleasant, wish others a nice day.  Now more than ever, that extra personal touch is needed!  . . . You may … Continue reading Hold the Door for Others and Smile

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

[Originally posted December 23, 2019] 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 … Continue reading Be Present With Your Family and Loved Ones

Have an Attitude of Gratitude

(Originally posted December 12, 2019) 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 … Continue reading Have an Attitude of Gratitude

Reaching Out, Part 2

I am deviating somewhat from the "Healthy Habits for Bright Light Living" series.  Instead of a brief posting providing a new weekly habit, today's posting will be a bit longer and somewhat of a repeat of an old "Healthy Habit" -- Reach Out to Friends. I felt moved to expand on this because I think, … Continue reading Reaching Out, Part 2