Believe

It was an innocent donation at a local blood bank. I thought it was pretty cool when I learned that they test for Covid antibodies when you give blood. So out of curiosity, I logged into the blood bank about a week later to see if I had been exposed to Covid. I had not, … Read more

Finding My Happiness

With 2020 nearing an end, now is the time to evaluate what we have accomplished, achieved, and learned. Reviewing your past year always seems like a great idea. Everywhere you look, someone is telling you how to do it, what, and why. Let go of your past, learn from your mistakes and others, make a … Read more

My 2020 Life Lesson

I remember saying at the beginning of 2020, “This is going to be an amazing, great year! This is my year!” Now, if there ever was a year to put to bed, it is 2020! It’s a year that has caused me, along with so many others, to have a level of anxiety. This anxiety … Read more

Joy

In writing this post, I decided to first look at the definition of joy. I had always thought that happiness and joy were similar or the same, but have come to find that these feelings are very different. Joy comes when you make peace with who you are, why you are and how you are. … Read more

Non-Negotiables

I read recently that it’s a good idea to write down what you consider your non-negotiables or beliefs in your life that you would never go against. It’s the values in your life that allow you to live your best life. So, here are some of mine. I’m continually working on my well-being. Staying healthy … Read more

24/7

I don’t care what kind of relationship you’re in…marriage, friendship, parent/child, co-worker, etc…it takes work, it takes hard work. But why does it have to be 24 hours, 7 days a week type of work? I don’t know about you, but I find it draining at times. Being in a good relationship does take hard … Read more

“An unexamined life is not worth living.”–Socrates

Through this blog, I’ve begun to really examine my life. I’m writing about what I have learned along the way and what I still need to learn. I’m reflecting, taking steps back from my life to see where I’ve been, and then using that to look forward to see where I’m going. I’m looking for … Read more

A Letter To My Younger Self

I don’t know if its because I’m turning 59 years old (short of 60….yikes!) this year or that I’m just at a point in my life that I’m doing a lot of reflecting of what my life has been and what the future may hold for me, but here it goes. Observations and thoughts of … Read more

Emotional Independence

Emotional independence is defined as a process in which we learn how to exercise greater control and will-power over our feelings and emotion. How do you achieve that? How do you achieve emotional independence so that you don’t need someone to be something for you? Why do we want people in our lives to behave … Read more

Gratitude

Whenever I feel down or stressed, I find that focusing on being thankful for all I have rather than focusing on what I don’t have always lifts my spirit. Having an attitude of gratitude can sometimes be challenging but it does help. I know that feeling and being grateful helps to change my perspective on … Read more