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

Outlining vs. Discovery Writing: Which is Correct?

There is much debate on the process of writing a novel.  Many traditionalists fall back on what we were taught in school---first create an outline and then fill in the blanks.  While others subscribe to the rule of having no rules. These writers just write, figuring out how their story will unfold as they move … Continue reading Outlining vs. Discovery Writing: Which is Correct?

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