4 Keys to Cultivating Contentment

People often confuse happiness and contentment. Some people even use them interchangeably, but these two words connote a world of difference. Happiness usually involves moments of feeling extreme joy or elation. You can find happiness in doing what you want, more money, and material things, but the feeling is certain to come and go. Contentment, … Read more

Week 8, Everyday Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Life is good.

My dad absolutely loved his life. He loved his wife, his seven children, living in Colorado, racing cars for a hobby, laughing, and sometimes, really loud music.  He was a morning person, up before the sun and always on the go. My dad was one of the good ones. It wasn’t easy being his daughter … Read more

Morning Practices That Will Set You Up for a More Productive Day

Your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. When you start the day happy, energized and motivated, you are likely to carry that positive energy throughout the day. While there’s probably not an ideal morning routine that fits everyone, adding these practices to your morning will help set you up for a … Read more

Week 7, Everyday Tuesday, February 14, 2017 A different kind of bike.

Learning to do something differently than you already know isn’t as easy as it seems. For example, riding a backwards brain bicycle is nearly impossible to master. It takes a lot of practice to adapt to understanding something differently than you already do. Destin Sandlin, known for his educational video series Smarter Every Day, shows … Read more

Week 6, Everyday Tuesday, February 7, 2017 As. I. Am.

For too many days I’ve struggled to love my body. I am full figured. Bigger, not smaller. On a good day, I might say curvier. For most of my life, I’ve been unhappy with my weight and because of that, unhappy with my body.  My self-esteem has been tied to my size. When I was … Read more

4 Signs You’re Doing Well in Life

We all know disappointments from time to time. The raise you were counting on turned into a lay off. The relationship you worked so hard for didn’t turn out the way you hoped. Certain people are eager to let you know when you have let them down. With all of life’s ups and downs, sometimes … Read more

Week 5 Everyday Tuesday January 31, 2017 Letting love in

Week 5 Everyday Tuesday January 31, 2017 Letting love in This week I’m sharing my heart with you, and I’m getting real about how I’m walking the walk as I practice contentment. Randomly (and I believe also quite auspiciously) I pulled the Ace of Hearts from the Everyday52™ deck (that’s the “Let love in” in … Read more

Self Help Tips for Relieving Stress and Anxiety

There’s going to be stress in your life. That’s a fact of life. While stress can sometimes be good, too much stress and anxiety can limit your ability to function and even harm your physical and emotional health. These strategies can help you cope when you’re feeling stressed or anxious. Eat a healthy diet During … Read more

Week 3 Every Tuesday January 17, 2017 Heart’s content.

I have such love and appreciation for my extraordinary everyday! This past weekend is a fine example of remembering that I am unshakably ok, even when something feels hard. Saturday was pretty darn cold and a gloomy sort of grey.  It took some extra effort to gear up and head out the door, and I … Read more