Control

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 [...]

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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.

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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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Superficial

Daily Post: Shallow Do you ever wonder "Am I good enough, am I pretty enough, am I the right size, will I ever have enough money, will anyone ever love me? I'll be happy when..." Everyone has insecurities...it's what makes us "Human!"  When we place more value on superficial cues based on our appearance, our wants or [...]

Introvert of Extrovert?

We all have a personality that defines who we are. If you are blessed to be an Extrovert, you have a charismatic personality that lights up a room when you enter. You have the ability to capture an audience and draw them in. An Extrovert demonstrates how outgoing is the best. Usually anything written about [...]

The Paradox of Strength.

Such a great inspirational piece, it needs to be reblogged since the message is so relevant!

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Some lessons happen over a lifetime. Others happen in an instant.

Either way, the paradox of strength is that develops though pain.

Each misfortune cultivates a renewed appreciation.

Each obstacle fosters a new level of perseverance.

Each sadness teaches a greater depth of compassion.

Each challenge harvests a new field of possibilities.

We must all fall down to rise up.

Again and again and again.

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Related Post: I've never met a strong person with any easy past.

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Adulting

I read an article the other day that started me thinking about Adulting. Check out the link below...it was my inspiration! Life's Souvenir's This word...for me it means accepting responsibility, taking care of myself, budgeting, having grown up meals made at home on the stove, making sure I have my life in order! A big [...]

When Does a Father Grow into a Dad?

I was blessed to grow up with a dad that took care of his family, provided for us, made sure we had what we needed to grow into successful adults.  My dad modeled parenting for me.  His parenting style evolved over the years as his children got older.  The reality is being married, having kids, [...]

My Story through Blogging

When my father was ill twenty years ago...he decided to write his autobiography.  He knew he was terminally ill and he had to quickly get down his thoughts.  Family members worked with him to get this very important project done before he passed away.  We, my brothers and sisters all received a hardcover autobiography book [...]