Category: Positivity

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How Creativity Can Lift Spirits in Trying Times

If there is one thing good that has come out of the coronavirus and the need to social isolate is all the examples of how the community has come together in creative ways to promote good, lift spirits, and help those in need.  This…

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…

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…

PUSHING Your Way to Success

What does it take to really accomplish your goals. Here is why it so important to push yourself to the finish line.

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…

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…

Creativity’s Most Critical Component

The single most important ingredient to inspire creativity is this. . .being open.

How Bad Do You Want to Achieve Your Goals?

Happy New Year! It’s 2020—the beginning of a new decade—not just year, but decade. Wow. With this monumental event, it seems as if we all want our goals to be just as BIG. I believe in big goals. I love big goals. I believe…

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…

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…

When the Elf on the Shelf Toilet Papered a House

I was just reminded of an incident that happened a few years back when we were visiting our friends, Huck and Fulie (names have been changed to protect the innocent).  We were hanging out while our kids were upstairs playing UNTIL their daughter came…

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…