Laughter, Music, & Friends – Great Antidotes for Relieving Stress

There are so many reasons to feel stressed, whether you’re frustrated as you try to figure out how to work from home, anxious as you try to stay safe because you have to be at work, or wish [...]

Some People Are Struggling with Stress & Fear. BUT NOT YOU!

There’s immense change and uncertainty going on right now, and it’s probably going to stay that way for a while. Some people are struggling with overwhelming stress and fear because of what’s [...]

I Felt Like a Fool! Now it’s a gift that makes me laugh

I was getting extremely frustrated! I was honking my horn and flashing my lights, but the school bus wouldn’t stop to let my daughter off!! How could they not notice me? The last few years, [...]

The Power of Sharing Our Imperfections: No One Is Perfect

Here was a teacher and a former dean at a local highschool sharing his struggles with depression and anxiety with a bunch of teenagers. And the kids absolutely loved it! He was an adult that [...]

Are you good at following instructions? Or do you ignore what your emotions are telling you?

I never knew that my emotions were trying to tell me something! Especially my negative emotions. I just thought they were meant to make me feel bad. But Positive Psychology has taught me that [...]

They Had No Right to Be Upset with Me! And they weren’t

DARN! My paperwork for the project was due yesterday. I had been busy with other stuff and had never finished it. Now, here was an email from the team leader asking me when I was going to submit [...]

Happy 2020! Here are a few ideas to make it your best year yet

Happy New Year! This time of year brings a mixture of emotions for me. Sadness that the holidays and festivities are over. Sadness that there are still many long, dark, cold days left in winter. [...]

She Pulled the Cotton Off of My Santa! How we react when we’re hurt

The whole class had been working hard on creating their paper Santas. I loved art and so I was trying to make the best Santa possible. The cotton balls had to be pulled apart and glued on just [...]

Why Our Brains Are Like Puppies – They both need taming & training

Back in July, I told you about our new puppy, Tyson.  If you’ve ever had a puppy, you know how fun and lovable they can be . . . and how much trouble they can get into!! There’ve been [...]