Preface – Week One

Hey all! So just to fill you all in, this is the first post of a mini weekly series that I’m creating documenting my accomplishments and shortcomings of training for my first half marathon. Yes, a half marathon. 13.1 miles of crazy, but considering it’s only a half marathon, I would like to think that … Read more

Being Enough

I was reading an article about having concealed depression, it’s not really a surprise to me that I have most of the signs of it because I’ve felt pretty wobbly lately. I have insomnia fairly often, I eat a lot more than I’d care to, I put on mask to the world a lot of … Read more

Gratitude Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

I’m tired of people espousing things as a “one size fits all.” There is nothing in your development as a human being that can be whittled down to a clichéd belief, or one solitary mantra as the mantra to end all mantras. It’s just not so.

Through The Eyes of a Caregiver~ Polishing The Muddy Lenses of the World

I think many people spend their lives thinking about conditions, objects, individuals, ideas, and beliefs in black and white. I think many people spend their lives thinking about conditions, objects, individuals, ideas, and beliefs in black and white. Everything has a story behind it, just like every color can be seen as beautiful no matter … Read more

Gratitude Meditation

Gratitude Meditation

Buddhist monks begin each day with a chant of gratitude for the blessings of their life. Native American elders begin each ceremony with grateful prayers to mother earth and father sky, to the four directions, to the animal, plant, and mineral brothers and sisters who share our earth and support our life. In Tibet, the … Read more

10 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Happiness and Motivation

1. Focus on your favorite physical attribute. 2. Share your talent or hobby with another person. 3. Right after you wake and right before sleep name three things you are grateful for that money cannot buy. 4. Right after waking pray, meditate, or set your intentions and needs for the day and whatever goals you … Read more

What is Optimistic and How to Be More Optimistic

Both old school wisdom and modern day science say that optimism is one of the greatest indicators of how successful you’ll be. This is supported by scientific research which found evidence that optimistic people do enjoy a higher quality of life when compared to pessimists. The study highlighted that optimism promoted a healthier lifestyle, greater flexibility, … Read more

Gratitude Prayer, Affirmations and Quotes Images

Gratitude is getting a great deal of attention as a facet of positive psychology: Studies show that we can deliberately cultivate gratitude, and can increase our well-being and happiness by doing so. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel … Read more