The Secret Happiness Booster That Makes a House Feel More Like a Home

I absolutely loved hearing that the University of Texas Austin did a study on people’s homes and personalities. For those of us who have always wanted to capture that cozy, welcoming feeling of home, but just can’t seem to make our space feel homey enough, you are going to love what their findings showed! So, what is the secret key that makes a home feel more like a home and less like a house? Let’s get into it…

What Happens When You Stop Speaking Negatively About Yourself and Others

I don’t know if there is any sort of movement happening around this, but I felt compelled to speak on it after a family member told me one of their goals for August was to speak kinder about themselves and others. It got me reflecting on my own journey doing this and I realized, there were a lot of things I never really shared with people. So, if you happen to be someone who is hoping to make the world a better, brighter place by spreading as much love and light as possible, here are some things to know before you start the journey.

Could Pausing the News Increase Joy and Reduce Anxiety?

Contrary to popular belief this article isn’t being written only to upset my mother who is an avid news watcher and also someone who will happily give you a doomsday report whenever you don’t ask for it. That being said, I will be the first one to admit that people don’t like hearing the message I’m about to share, but I’m going to give it to you anyway. If you are stressed, if you are full of anxiety, if you are in fear of the world then please, for the love of God, turn off the news. Let me tell you why.

Did Covid Make You Socially Awkward or Are you Just Having An Awakening?

My hope for this post is that it finds all of the people out there who have spent the last year (or more) finding themselves, uncovering limiting beliefs, healing childhood wounds, and growing in their own truth. That might sound corny. I don’t care. If you’re reading this, I hope this is you. Over the last few months, I have fallen into a sort of depression. I thought maybe it was my Covid diagnosis. That maybe Covid had permanently messed with my brain (I still kind of think that it did in some ways…) or maybe it’s just that the world is re-opening and I have adapted to being a shut-in. (It’s probably also that.) But mostly I realized over the last year, I just really found me. The only problem is “Me” has always shown up for other people how I believe they needed me to. Sure, I thought I had ditched my people-pleasing habits long ago, but as it turns out, I still have some figuring out to do … mostly on how to be me in the presence of people, I would have previously altered my mental, physical, and emotional state for.

Chinese Food at Dominos? How to accept someone who will never change.

I’m all about analogies, I always have been. I think they can paint a clear picture of something without overcomplicating things. Whenever my kids face difficult times or have arguments with friends, I always find myself using analogies to help them better understand a situation. So, I’m going to test the waters with you today and see how it goes. I did a recent TikTok to demonstrate the absolute absurdity of going to Dominos in search of Chinese food. If you can imagine how silly that would be, then chances are you can imagine how silly it is to continually expect different behavior from someone who has shown you time and time again that they are who they are. Let me explain…