The Small Joys: Your Journal Prompt #118

The dark creamy swirl of warm liquid. Coffee. A cool stream of water down your back on a hot day. Cold shower. Hitting snooze on the alarm clock because you do not have to go to work. Saturday.  Sometimes, you take a step back and enjoy the small pleasures in life.  There is a lot […]

THURSDAY FLASHBACK: Lighten Your Heart

We all make mistakes. Sometimes we need to give forgiveness. Sometimes we need to receive forgiveness. Holding on to grudges because of perceived wrongs can make us sick mentally or physically.  At times, hurt is part of life. A parent may criticize us. A partner may cheat. That co-worker might steal your best project idea.  […]

Hope and Action: Your Journal Prompt #117

“Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.”  Mahatma Gandhi With hope you can survive anything. With hope and action, you do not just survive but you thrive. Hope is believing without seeing. Take your hope and persevere towards a goal through action. Even when you do not know all the steps and obstacles up ahead, take […]

THURSDAY FLASHBACK – Attitude of Gratitude

Practicing gratitude is an extremely effective tool for coping during a crisis. Regularly expressing thankfulness also helps you ride the peaks and valleys in life.  There are different ways to express feeling blessed. Gratitude journaling will deliver most if not all the benefits. The dictionary definition of gratitude states: “the quality of being thankful; readiness […]

No More Crap: Your Writing Prompt #116

Do you ever feel pulled in different directions? Your family wants this. Your job wants that. The kids are buzzing around needing this AND that. Sometimes, just sometimes, the stress and anxiety you feel in life has nothing to do with you. It is OTHER people’s crap! Learn to drop it. First sign of crap:  […]

Stop. Think. Reflect! Your Journal Prompt #115

Stoplights. Thunderstorms. Pandemics. At times, life pauses and we have the opportunity breathe in the moment. We can sit down for a bit and and really look at our life. What is working? What is not working? What are our next steps? Having time to self-reflect is a powerful gift. Most of us spend every […]

THURSDAY FLASHBACK: Self-Comparison Sucks

Comparing yourself to other people is a great way to make yourself feel terrible. Stop doing it! Before COVID-19, our self-comparison may have centered around wealth, status, and beauty.  Now, we struggle with our partners, family, and friends trying to decide who is more miserable. Understand this – everybody has a sad story. Everybody has […]

Justice Without the Courts: Your Journal Prompt #114

Have you ever felt the sting of injustice? This week’s blog post has real-world secrets for navigating unethical people and situations. After reading this post, please use your power of persuasion for good, not evil. “The world is an ugly place.” You have probably heard this before. We can all see the TV ads for […]

Love and Independence: Your Journal Prompt #113

He loves me. He loves me not. She loves me. She loves me not. Love of self eliminates the need to be approved and accepted by others. You can just BE. What is self-love? When you love yourself, you accept your strengths and weakness. You can always strive to be better, but perfection is an […]

Illusions: Your Journal Prompt #112

There is perception and there is truth. We often write grand “stories” about ourselves and the people around us—to be retold over and over again in our minds. The stories often skew towards the negative. Our ancestors survived with a grand sense of pessimism towards the unknown or one bad experience. Don’t eat those purple […]

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