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 [...]
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!:)
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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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 [...]
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 [...]
Such a great inspirational piece, it needs to be reblogged since the message is so relevant!
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.
Related Post: I've never met a strong person with any easy past.
Our LRC had a MakerSpace this year... Click on the link to see how awesome our students are with creating, working out the kinks with design flaws. It has been so inspirational to see the designs, the critical thinking and the final products they have been producing!!! Give students an inch to create...most will take [...]
It’s easier to maintain my reading life in the summer. Scorching Texas days provide excuses to lie under the ceiling fan and read all afternoon. Occasionally, I stay up all night binge reading—burning through epic historicals or fantasies in one sitting. I travel quite a bit during the summer, and books keep me company. […] via [...]
Are you an urban commuter in New York state? Do you use the subway? Would free eBooks while riding the subway interest you? This idea is pure genius!! Its provided by NYC public libraries, New York State, MTA, and Transit Wireless. Read the New York Times article for all the details below: Underground Reading Check [...]
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 [...]
We have two daughters, and when they were young, I had a brief period as a "stay at home" mom. We spent a lot of quality time together going to the library, visiting friends and family, dance lessons, the zoo and museums. In the summers, we would go to the pool or beach, swim lessons, [...]