The Power of Storytelling by Baptiste Paul

Great article...needs to be shared!!!:) via The Power of Storytelling by Baptiste Paul  


Wrinkled & Done!

Daily Post: Wrinkle Three weeks ago I had a decade birthday! On the way to the event, our daughter called my husband to ask, "On the way to pick up the food, can we swing by and pick up 80 helium balloons?!?!" It was a blustery, windy day so 80 helium balloons was a challenge! [...]

White Noise

Daily Post: Noise Does anyone else struggle with sensory overload? I work in a high energetic active environment. Sometimes by the end of the day...I am on sensory overload. For me, quiet is good, quiet is golden. I don't always have to be talking, reflecting, meditating gives time to decompress, to take a moment... Our [...]

Finally! The Last Day of 2017…A Time to Reflect

Daily Post: Finally The Year 2017 is finally coming to an end. Remember last year at this time when 2016 was ending...what hopes, goals and dreams were on the horizon in the Year 2017? Like the roller coaster of life...what unexpected events took place that really took you by surprise! Its always difficult to adapt [...]

‘Tis the Season…

What is it about this time of year... It used to be from Thanksgiving to the New Year was a circus of parties, gift wrapping, family & friend gatherings, etc. Now it seems like it starts around Halloween and does not stop until the New Year! Parties, shopping, did it all get done? We have [...]

Gratitude Opens The Heart!

Daily Post: Gratitude Gratitude makes all things possible! Over the years, I have kept a gratitude journal, at the end of each day I would list 3-5 things I was grateful for. There have been days, I could have listed many more than 3-5 and other days I struggled to find what I was grateful [...]


For some odd reason the word "control" keeps popping up. Isn't it funny that we try to "control" our environment, our circumstances, every detail of our life and then something happens... We find out our health is not what we thought, we lose our job, or ... suddenly "control" is not what we anticipated. We [...]

Being Present…Priceless!

Daily Post: Priceless When I was younger after I left home, I would visit my parents.  What I did not realize at the time, that I took for granted was a precious gift given to me by my mom and dad.  When we would visit my parents...they always made the time to "be present in [...]

Home Grown…Home Made!

We decided to attempt a garden this year.  We have done gardens in the past...last year we had a successful container garden.  Sometimes our gardens work and sometimes the gardens are "a lot of work", without yielding too much harvest.  My husband built a raised garden bed in an area of the yard that would [...]

It’s ok not to be ok.

These positive blogs written by Dr. Andrea Dinardo are so relevant! We all struggle with different issues … thank you for another great post thats too good not to reblog!:)

Thriving Under Pressure

As a positive psychologist, I often write about the bright side of life. Including harnessing strengths, enhancing motivation, and flourishing in the wake of adversity.

Not the whole picture.

While strengths are vital to realizing one’s full potential – it’s not the whole picture when it comes to living a balanced life.


Embrace the downside.

We must also create a safe place to welcome the parts of ourselves (and our life) that weigh us down and cause us despair.

In doing so, we soften the grip of its pain. Whether it be suffering from years gone by or a hardship in current time.

Give your pain room to breathe.

Give your disappointments, your conflicts, your lost dreams room to breathe.

You are not “less than” because you have depression. You are not “less than” because you’re single. You are not “less than” because you have diabetes. You are not “less than” because…

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