I want to be a butterflyI want to crawl my way through this world knowing that I will come out better on the other side. I want to eat what I want, to eat the good things of this earth and let them fill me hoping that if I consume enough goodness I can leave […]

When a Toy is So Much More

Can you remember a time when you had a favorite toy? stuffed animal? doll? Maybe you had a favorite blanket or a favorite outfit. Chances are that no matter what your circumstances, you had a favorite something that brought you comfort, confidence, and courage.

In Isolation

I’m sat here wanting to rage at the silence that has enveloped me I feel more alone than ever No one reaches for me  No  message that was not a response to something I sent  or part of a group message or to pass a message on to someone else We are told to check […]

Mindset Challenge Day 6: That’s My Affirmation and I’m Sticking to It

How did it go with Day 5? Did you make it the entire 24 hours without complaining? How about just two or three? I’ve had some practice with this, and even I struggled some. My son found it difficult to go 15 minutes. That’s okay because he is learning, and so are you. I’m still […]

Mindset Challenge Day 5: No Complaints

Did you know that complaining about things can rewire your brain for negativity? That means that the more you complain, the more likely you are to find the negative in every situation no matter how good it is. Don’t believe me? Do a Google search for “research about complaining” and you will find all kinds […]

Mindset Challenge Day 4: Cleaning House

We have all heard the phrase “Your vibe attracts your tribe,” right? I have found that to be more true the older I get. I am having to relearn how I see myself and how I treat myself in order to find people who value me and acknowledge who I am as a person. It’s […]

Mindset Challenge Day 3: Random Act of Kindness

On Day 2, we examined the people in our lives that we are grateful for being there. Perhaps they made us who we are today, or maybe they push us in some way to be better. In either case, our challenge today should be simple – do a random act of kindness for one of […]

Mindset Challenge Day 2: Gratitude Practice

I know it has been more than a week since I started with Day 1. Since I am doing this challenge with my son, I wanted to make sure he had a firm grasp of the first task – 7 things I like about me. It took him almost a week and several conversations before […]

Mindset Challenge: Day 1

Every few months, I take inventory of myself. I check my perceptions, my opinions, and my self-talk. I want to make sure that I haven’t slid too far back from where I was before. I know I am going to slide because I get complacent in my habits and take things for granted which is […]