An Exercise in Building Resiliency

They say that change is the only constant in life. Of course, the type of change and how it impacts your life is always unknown. This last year has been a time of monumental change for all of us. To make it more challenging, many of the changes we’ve faced have occurred suddenly, with littleContinue reading “An Exercise in Building Resiliency”

Happiness Leads

It’s easy enough to talk about happiness and the things, people, and experiences that make you happy when you already feel good. But what about those days when you’re not happy or everything just seems “off?” When we’re legitimately angry, frustrated, or sad, it’s often difficult to think of anything else. In those moments, ourContinue reading “Happiness Leads”

The Only Failure is Failure to Learn

Fear of failure is one the most common fears many of us face throughout our lives. When we perceive we’ve failed at something, we’re likely to beat ourselves down, telling ourselves that we just weren’t good enough, smart enough, or strong enough to succeed. In many cases, that self-judgment prevents us from trying again. WhyContinue reading “The Only Failure is Failure to Learn”

Give Yourself Credit

Raise your hand if you beat yourself up for not accomplishing everything you want on a given day, week, etc. What about if you’re your worst critic? I’ve got both hands way up! There can be value in holding yourself to a high standard. People who do this are often successful and goal-oriented. On theContinue reading “Give Yourself Credit”

Happy Thoughts #20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, & 26

If you can’t tell by the title, the last week has been crazy! It’s also a great reminder for how quickly time can fly. I’m excited to say that my delay in posting is all for good reasons. This past weekend I attended a coaching workshop weekend – the last in my coaching certification –Continue reading “Happy Thoughts #20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, & 26”

Happy Thought #19 – Thinking Slow, Moving Fast

Do you ever find yourself with so many things on your to-do list that you’re not sure where to start? Every time you start thinking about tackling one item, another comes to mind, and then another, until you suddenly realize that 30 mins or an hour has gone by and you haven’t crossed anything offContinue reading “Happy Thought #19 – Thinking Slow, Moving Fast”

Happy Thought #18 – The Value of Living Your Values

Do you find ever find yourself wondering how exactly you came to be in a certain place or situation in life? Are you ever torn on a difficult decision, not sure which way to turn? Do you have a deep feeling of dissatisfaction with your life or a certain part of it? If you answeredContinue reading “Happy Thought #18 – The Value of Living Your Values”

Happy Thought #17 – The Gift of Presence

In our fast-paced world, it’s ridiculously easy for our minds to be scattered. Our brains are incredible, problem-solving machines and, if we let them, they’ll jump from one task or problem to the next, without taking a moment to pause. Personally, I have a love-hate relationship with that mental efficiency. It has undoubtedly served meContinue reading “Happy Thought #17 – The Gift of Presence”

Happy Thoughts #14, 15, and 16

I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend! Mine has been fairly easy-going so far, although I’m obviously a little behind on my posts. Time to catch up! 🙂 Happy Thought #14 – Being Okay with Imperfection This thought came from this past Thursday – the first of my missed posts. Funnily enough, the factContinue reading “Happy Thoughts #14, 15, and 16”

Happy Thought #13 – The Smells of My Neighborhood

I just finished an evening walk in my neighborhood where I had the pleasure of coming across some wonderful smells that brought a smile to my face: Smoke from someone’s fireplace. Combined with the crisp, cold air, it brought me back to snowy winter nights growing up warm and comfy in front of the Fire.Continue reading “Happy Thought #13 – The Smells of My Neighborhood”