Imagine If a Classroom were like a Garden…

You plant a garden... Than you wait. You water so the garden grows... Than you wait. Some things do really well others succumb to weather or insects... Than you wait. If your blessed, you start to see growth in the plants & they take off but while all this is going on... You wait. One [...]

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GrowIt!

This past Spring I bought some plants & flowers from a local Farmstand. Part of the checkout process was to give an invitation to join GrowIt a gardening social media platform for gardeners to share their pics of plants, ask questions, problem solve with the community. It was all given to me with a package [...]

Authentic Self

Daily Post: Authentic We live in a world that produces fake news, social media has made it possible to create a fake self online where our lives look full of love and adventures and everything is wonderful.  Reality shows...are they really real, or are those shows scripted with “this year you're the villain?”, “this year [...]

Warning! Up Ahead!

Daily Post: Warning As we left on our vacation...the weather was a non issue; clear and dry conditions.  As we were hours into driving to our destination...the weather worsened! Suddenly the traffic came to a screeching halt! Something was wrong up ahead... Just a warning to slow down and make adjustments for the weather and [...]

Patience…The Waiting Place

Daily Post: Patience I can hear my mother say, “You need to be patient!” I am an impatient person! Life is fast paced in this technology driven, "hit a button", "fast food drive up", "instant gratification" world we all live in. Everything should have happened 15 minutes ago...it can feel like we are behind instead [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]