The Energy in Your Life

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I’ve found that there’s nothing more empowering than learning to take responsibility and accountability for your life. It wasn’t the most exciting or comfortable part of my journey but it was certainly necessary in order to grow. It was actually one of the first steps I had to take in order to be able to not only eventually overcome depression but change my mindset. I didn’t realize that by trying to distance myself from blame and responsibility I was also losing the power I had over my own life. By learning to take responsibility going forward, I was able to put myself in a position of power in my life. Continue reading “The Energy in Your Life”

Raising Positive Kids Part I

This post comes by request after Tikeetha read a post on perception determining your reality. She asked for tips on shaping your child’s perception when they tend to focus more on the negative than the positive. This is something adults and children alike struggle with. If children can be taught how to deal with this from an early age, it will be something that can serve them well as they grow. I’m going to share my personal practice I’ve used to train my brain to pay attention to the positive things. These tips will be a combination of what you can do as the parent in addition to what you can teach your child.

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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”

Love is the Answer

This post is inspired by a guest post I wrote for Hugh on his series 51 Weeks 51 Songs from the past.

This week’s song is one I love and hate at the same time. I love the beat, the message, and the awareness. I hate that even 14 years after it was released that its message is as relevant as ever! Continue reading “Love is the Answer”

J.K. Rowling’s Teachable Moments

Today I wanted to share some teachable moments from J.K. Rowling’s life. As successful as she is today, I have to say I admire her transparency. She’s very open about the things she had to overcome to get to where she is today. I admire so many things about her and find her both incredibly inspirational and down to earth. It’s really hard for me to pick my favorite of the 10 rules of success in this video. They are all really good!  Continue reading “J.K. Rowling’s Teachable Moments”

Child-lead Memory-making Learning

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One thing I particularly enjoy about homeschooling is the approach of child-lead learning. While I’ve decided to order curriculum to make planning easier for me, there are so many opportunities to teach. You don’t have to be a homeschooled family to do it either. For instance, my girls and I read The Boxcar Children before they go to bed. We were reading a chapter about the kids needing to write but they didn’t have a pen to write with. I asked my daughter what they could use instead of a pen given their circumstances. Continue reading “Child-lead Memory-making Learning”

Holding it Together

This is for all of you who are struggling to keep things together. I want to encourage you to lean on those around you for support. Don’t take on more than you can handle. You don’t have to do it all or have it all together all of the time. Continue reading “Holding it Together”

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”

It’s What I Like!

This post is inspired by a guest post I wrote for Hugh on his series 51 Weeks 51 Songs from the past.

Bruno Mars is honestly one of my favorite artists of my generation! I can appreciate his old school musical influence. He’s an incredible artist- songwriter, singer, choreographer, dancer, a truly talented individual! Continue reading “It’s What I Like!”

Energy, Attention & Intention

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It’s funny, today I was thinking about the importance of what you focus on. As a kid, I remember seeing behaviors, traits, and characteristics that I didn’t like and vowing to never do or be that way. The thing is, inevitably, I ended up doing and becoming the way I didn’t want to. During my journey of self-discovery, I realized that I had spent too much time taking note of and focusing on what I didn’t want. True to the saying, Continue reading “Energy, Attention & Intention”