This is part 1 of a 4-part series. Stay tuned for the rest over the next few weeks! A few weeks ago, it finally happened. The thing I’ve been looking forward to with both dread and excitement for years. My brother graduated from high school.
Growing up, I’d always been rather controlled by the vagaries of my thoughts. It’s not that I sought negative feelings; but when situations arose that prompted negative feelings, I always felt powerless to do anything about it. I just assumed that there was nothing to be done except ride the wave. It’s been so empowering,… Read More 3 ways to take your thoughts captive
Counseling has been a big part of my life for the past year. When I first started going, I was ashamed to talk about it. I felt like there was something deeply wrong with me, something that I didn’t want others to know about.
I’ve been reading through Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts: A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are. Ann Voskamp experienced great tragedy that scarred her for most of her life. Later in life, as an adult with 6 children, a friend challenged her to write a list of 1,000 things she was grateful… Read More The hunt for gratefulness
There’s an anecdote that Adam Grant tells in his book Originals: How nonconformists move the world that I really enjoyed. He recounted the story of Lewis Pugh, a long-distance and cold-water swimmer who swims to bring attention to the plight of vulnerable oceanic ecosystems.
I just finished reading a fantastic book – Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World, by Adam Grant. Towards the end of the book, Grant describes an experiment that was conducted at Harvard Business School by professor Allison Brooks. She gave her students 2 minutes’ notice to perform a persuasive speech in front of a packed… Read More How to reframe fear
How good are you at rinsing your cottage cheese? An odd expression to be sure, but one that I’ve found myself thinking about more and more often lately.
I recently went to the theater to see Hacksaw Ridge with my husband. I should preface this article by saying that Hacksaw Ridge’s R rating is well-earned – gory, violent war scenes left me with my eyes closed for much of the movie. However, the movie also held an extraordinary message that I absolutely loved.
Recently I went to The Maker’s Summit, a conference of creative entrepreneurs held in Greenville, SC. It was a wonderful weekend. For one thing, the conference organizers truly pampered us.
Self-love is hard, y’all. Even knowing that the lack of it may be hurting you and your efforts to lead a more fruitful and fulfilling life, once you get into that self-destructive pattern it’s a desperately hard one to get out of. Here are 6 tips to help you create healthy patterns and learn to… Read More 6 ways to love yourself better