Discussing Privilege

I love opening up the conversation about things that may be uncomfortable but through the conversations we have can help change our perspective and inspire solutions. I love how the presenter of this talk approaches the subject of privilege and challenges people to use it to help others.  Continue reading “Discussing Privilege”

Caring Enough to Take Action Creates Change

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I actually had a completely different topic lined up to talk about today but a series of events prompted me to write about something that has been weighing heavily on my heart lately. While I don’t watch the news, I’m not completely oblivious to the events that happen around the world or unaware of the disconnection. It seems that this disconnection has been calling my attention louder each time. It’s a sense of separation, that somehow instead of us being a community, a unit, a collective made up of individuals impacted by the same things, we’re each little pods. If something happens that doesn’t directly impact one’s pod, it’s like it didn’t happen. Continue reading “Caring Enough to Take Action Creates Change”

Cultivate Happiness!

I think this quote is incredibly powerful! Don’t let yourself be fooled into thinking others are happy because of luck, fortune, wealth, or anything else. Happiness is cultivated! You can want for nothing and still not be happy. Today I just wanted to encourage you to remember to cultivate your happiness!  Continue reading “Cultivate Happiness!”

Couple Name

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I think it’s funny how celebrity couples have couple names. You know the funny combination of each partner’s name? I thought it would be fun to share a nickname based on something you love Continue reading “Couple Name”

GUEST POST|Simple Ways You And Your Family Can STOP And Let Go Of Stress

This is a guest post written by Eileen Burns.

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Do you struggle to switch off and relax? I mean really relax without the urge to just switch on the tv or your iPad as a distraction. Struggling to switch off, isn’t just an adult problem, sadly it is now very much a child and teenage problem as well. Constant over stimulation from unhealthy thinking and poor lifestyle and behavior patterns are playing havoc with a large majority of the world’s population.  Many think it’s just the way life is. They don’t realize or recognize with simple lifestyle changes how much easier life can be. Continue reading “GUEST POST|Simple Ways You And Your Family Can STOP And Let Go Of Stress”

My Kindness Role Models

It didn’t take very long for me to list the people who inspire me to be more kind. While I consider myself a kind person, there’s always room for more! The people I’ve chosen each inspire a different form of kindness in my life. Continue reading “My Kindness Role Models”

Thank Goodness for the Goodness in the World!

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Even as someone who hasn’t watched the news regularly in years, I can’t completely escape the constant stream of stories of the vile acts and horrendous things that go on in the world. The thing is, there’s plenty of good people doing good things in the world. If that weren’t the case, the world would be in an even worse state than it is. There are plenty positive things don’t get nearly as much attention. Continue reading “Thank Goodness for the Goodness in the World!”

Love, Desire & Connection

I found this talk very interesting. The speaker, Esther Perel touches on some very interesting points about desire in a relationship. She mentions that any place that romanticism touches, there’s a crisis of desire. I had to watch this a few times because there are so many things to reflect on, I couldn’t take it all in at once. The question I present to you from this video is

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Sleep, Dreams & Technology

Years ago, I identified I needed a minimum of 8 hours of sleep to function at my best (when I say a minimum of 8 I really mean I feel awesome with 9 or 10). While getting the amount of sleep my body requires isn’t an issue for me, I thought this video might be helpful for those that do struggle with it. There are so many aspects of sleep discussed in this video from societal norms to the science behind sleep and the importance of dreaming. I encourage you to bookmark this and come back to it when you can watch the video because it has lots of great information and information to reflect on.

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The Antidote to Hate

As I thought of thought-provoking issues to write about that we can have an impact on changing, I couldn’t help but think about the recent bombing in Manchester. I thought about what could be done to stop such things from happening. It seems like something that can’t be prevented, something that’s beyond our control. I couldn’t help but think that if we all made an effort to be more understanding, more compassionate, and tolerant, things would change. Of course, it wouldn’t happen overnight, but over time surely.

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