Posted at 11:36 am , on August 13, 2018
These are the words that prompt every single post on WordPress.
“Share your story here…” doesn’t know what it’s asking of me.
“Share your story here…” could be a quick blip about friendship or it could mean me pouring out my deepest thoughts.
When my friend Sara asked, “would you like to share your story?” I couldn’t help but scream inside, “what I just shared with you is not my whole story!” Instead I said, “yes, I would love to share.”
Each of us has a story, and a story within a story, and stories within those stories. The sum of all of these makes up our whole life.
Posted at 3:17 pm , on July 23, 2018
“Well they sure became fast friends.” Our neighbor gesturing to his two kiddos and our two girls where only a chain link fence separates them.
Anytime we go to the park and a kid shows kindness to Penny (including her in tag, letting her go down the slide first, saying “hi my name is…”) she instantly tells me she made a new friend and hopes they’re there the next time we come to the park.
We have multiple books on the subject of friends/friendship.
A lot of little kid tv shows focus around being a good friend.
So when and why do the fast friendships of childhood end?
What is the turning point where we start putting a criteria on people that we’re going to allow into our inner circle?
Why do we form cliques and start excluding humans who are just as desperate for love and friendly affection as we are?
Posted at 7:30 pm , on March 11, 2018
Have you ever caught yourself making comparisons, had expectations go unmet, found yourself in circumstances out of your control that are less than ideal, doubted yourself or others, or experienced anxiety?
Those are a few examples of why a bad attitude might creep in.
What are the affects of a bad attitude?
Maybe you have a short fuse and are snappy.
Maybe you feel drained or lack motivation.
Maybe you hop on the negative train and go to a deep, dark pit – where you keep a glass half empty perspective and want to make everyone around you as miserable as you are.
However it’s manifesting, you’ve got a bad attitude and it’s most likely not just affecting yourself.
Step one is realizing this.
Step two is figuring out a solution.
Five Ways To Change Your Bad Attitude :
Posted at 7:05 pm , on February 28, 2018
Taking time to reflect around your birthday gives opportunity to look back and be thankful for all the life you’ve lived, and then to look forward with hope for an even better future.
My hope in sharing these tidbits is that you let them sink down deep and are encouraged to live your best life, from this moment forward.
28 Things I Learned In My 28th Year
- It IS best to give out what you want in return (like the golden rule : treat others as you want to be treated).
- Allow yourself to feel every emotion as you are feeling it.
- Time does not heal all wounds, the work you put in during that time is what heals your wounds. Continue reading
Posted at 2:36 pm , on February 7, 2018
What is your biggest fear in marriage?
Can I take a wild guess? Divorce?
It is a very relevant fear when the statistics say half [yes, 50%] of all marriages in the United States end in divorce.
This begs the question, what are we doing wrong?
Pause. Take a moment to look at this article by Dr. John Gottman, who is extremely accurate at predicting divorce.
Are you willing to admit that you use a harsh startup, criticism or stonewalling, negative body language, and/or do not regularly apologize?
They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.
Let’s all admit where we are weak and commit to becoming strong!