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”

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 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”

Happy Thought #7 – Knowing You’re Not Alone

I’m still feeling under the weather, so this will be another short post. Leading into the holidays, I was struggling particularly hard to keep everything together – my work obligations, chores at home, keeping in touch with loved ones. The sum weight of 2020 made it difficult for me to give proper attention to detailsContinue reading “Happy Thought #7 – Knowing You’re Not Alone”

Happy Thought #6 – The Comfort of Friends

Today’s post will be short and sweet. I’m not feeling well today but have really found a lot of value in this exercise and wanted to stick with it. The events in the Capitol today have been alarming, to say the least. When it first started I couldn’t help feeling completely and utterly DONE. I’mContinue reading “Happy Thought #6 – The Comfort of Friends”

Happy Thought #5 – Our Ability to Choose Our Reaction

My company has been remote since the beginning of the pandemic and I will be staying remote permanently. So today my mission was to officially pack up my office. Now that I’m at the end of the day I can say confidently that today had a lot of potential to be difficult. However, each timeContinue reading “Happy Thought #5 – Our Ability to Choose Our Reaction”