L is for Living a Life of Gratitude

A blog about gratitude the week of Thanksgiving?  What a novel concept! But seriously, there are so many great reasons to actively practice gratitude that I think we should make it an integral part of our lives throughout the year. Gratitude is Good for Our Health Did you know that scientists have done brain imaging of people thinking of things they are grateful for?  The results were impressive – happy thoughts release serotonin and dopamine into our bloodstreams. We can refer to...

J is for a Job You Love

There is a popular saying that says, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I think there is some truth to that, don’t you? So, do you love the job you’re at? If you can answer yes to that, then great! You can stop reading now. But if you answered no, then I have a few points for you to consider. A CAREER WITH PURPOSE You may be feeling restless in...

I is for Interview Tips

The idea of interviewing for a new position is understandably intimidating. But you don’t need to be nervous, as long as you follow these easy tips. A Good Interview Starts Days Before In the days leading up to your interview, there are a few things that you can do to set yourself up for success. First, re-read the job description and mentally link your experience with the skills the company is looking for. When you’re inevitably asked in the interview what...

G is for Godly Goals

I have a feeling that for many of my readers, the idea of Godly Goals might be a foreign concept. Goals are just goals, right? Well, not so fast. In a recent conversation with a dear friend, she told me that she was in a knitting competition with one of her acquaintances. At first, her competitiveness came roaring alive but for all the wrong reasons. The passive aggressiveness of her competitor got the better of her, and soon she found...

F is for Financial Freedom

You may hear “financial freedom” and think independently wealthy, and while that is one way to define it, it’s not the only way.  Being financially free means the ability to maintain your current lifestyle without the support of a regular paycheck. In this article, I’m not going to give you a five-step plan to be a millionaire by the time you retire. There are plenty of resources like that out there already. What I am going to provide you with,...

E is for Education

My all-time favorite saying is, “You don’t have to have a degree to have an education.” I’m not sure if I came up with the quote or if I heard it somewhere, but either way, it resonated deeply within me. It took me 17 years after high school graduation to earn my Bachelor’s degree. While I went to school on and off during those years, I was constantly learning. My informal education includes hundreds of books on health, natural healing...

B is for Balance

Feeling Balanced is About Effective Time Management In today’s current work environment, many of us are working from home part-time or full-time. I know I am not the only person struggling to focus at home when my kid needs help with something, or the laundry needs switching out, or I think of something late at night, and decide to get a jump-start on tomorrow. When I constantly allow myself to be interrupted, I am not nearly as effective as I could...

Do you need a reset

WHY EVERYONE NEEDS TO HIT THE RESET BUTTON I've been struggling for the last two weeks to buckle down and get my life organized. I feel like I've been busy, busy, busy, but treading more water than swimming laps, if you know what I mean. I've been doing a lot of stuff but not getting anything done. I'm going in a million directions and failing to go anywhere at all. Have you ever felt like that?  Your mind feels cluttered, your...

How to Stop Procrastinating

STOP PROCRASTINATING We all procrastinate. I successfully did it all day today, and I find myself writing this blog at 7 p.m. the night before it’s due. But I had a good reason – I was doing taxes. But we all have a good reason to put off our responsibilities, don’t we? To stop procrastinating, we need to know a little more about it. Procrastination comes in many forms, which we’ll discover below. But is this an inevitable part of life? ...

The Power of Resilience

RESILIENCE AND POTENTIAL Let’s face it – life is good, yet at times, challenging.  To be successful, we must be able to pick ourselves up quickly after hardship.  Many of us let unfavorable circumstances hold us down and keep us from achieving our potential. How can you ignite the power of resilience? DON’T FEEL DEFEATED In 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, the Bible tells us, “We are afflicted in every way but not crushed, we are perplexed but not in despair, we are persecuted...