The Top 5 Best Self-Help Books

When I was growing up, I decided that I didn’t really like to read. I seemed like the outlier in my family because all six of my brothers and my one sister all loved reading! In fact, you could see them carrying a book everywhere they went with the hope they would catch a fewContinue reading “The Top 5 Best Self-Help Books”

5 Ways to Develop Realistic Optimism

Have you ever come across someone who is so irritatingly optimistic that it hurts? Well, I have! And I’ve also been that person to other people quite a few times (and lived to hear about it–believe me). When it comes to positivity, it can be hard to find a balance. We don’t want to comeContinue reading “5 Ways to Develop Realistic Optimism”

Personal Positivity and Why You Need It

Negative thoughts and words have more of an impact on us than positive words. Think about this in your own life. Which do you tend to hold on to for longer: a compliment someone once gave you or something negative that someone else said to you or about you? For me, it is most oftenContinue reading “Personal Positivity and Why You Need It”

The Power of Mindfulness on Relieving Shame

Recently, I have found myself reflecting back on some of the most important things I have learned over this past year. Out of all the good that has come, I think the most important has been my increased measure of mindfulness. A simple definition of mindfulness is, “acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodilyContinue reading “The Power of Mindfulness on Relieving Shame”

Gratitude on the Brain

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance” Eckhart Tolle Lately I’ve been waking up more tired than I did when I went to bed the night before. With summer just beginning, everything seems to be getting really busy all at once. With this new busyness, itContinue reading “Gratitude on the Brain”

7 Forms of Self-Care You Need to Try Today

Let’s face it, life can suck sometimes. Things can get a little hectic, and if you’re anything like me, it’s important to take some time to recharge before you end up breaking down (and sometimes not even knowing what it’s all about!). And even if you do live more of a stress-free life and don’tContinue reading “7 Forms of Self-Care You Need to Try Today”