4 Basic Things That Every Person Needs

We all have emotional needs. No one, not even the most independent, can expect to go through life without needs being met. Emotional needs are feelings, words, or conditions we all must have to feel happy, fulfilled, and at peace.  In our world of hustle and bustle, social media “friendships” and unlimited texting, our basic … Read more

Living Your Life With the Future in Mind: 8 Ways to Get Revved Up About What’s to Come

Regret is like a one-legged duck trying to swim across a pond. In other words…regret is a big fat waste of time!  Some people mourn the past for so long that they miss the good stuff that could be right up ahead of them and within their reach. They waste time wallowing in self-pity and … Read more

Be More Heart and Less Attack: 5 Simple Ways to Be Kind

Despite our fervent wishes, COVID just won’t die out, tropical storms and fires have some living on pins and needles, and, with the election a day away, the political climate could not be more heated.   Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about something — oftentimes to the detriment of harmony. Now let me cut in … Read more

Be a River, Not a Reservoir: The Importance of Sharing Your Struggles with Others

Sometimes I think downplaying our struggles and pretending that things are just hunky-dory is a default setting ingrained in us.   Don’t let them see you cry, complain, stumble, or mess up can be our default setting. This attitude is wrong!     In reality, the wisdom we acquire from studying, learning, struggling, and messing up can be … Read more

Kindness: The Key to Peace of Mind and a Happy Heart

“Three things in human life are important; the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”  Henry James Here we are smack dab in the middle of a global pandemic. Quarantining, viral tracing, mask mandates, and hybrid learning fill our news feeds. To top it … Read more

Garbage In, Garbage Out: How to Protect Your Mind From Negative Input

Recently I decided to take a fast from the media. No reading the local newspaper, no talk radio, no CNN or  Fox News.  I’m normally a “let’s make some sweet lemonade” kind of girl, but lately after reading, listening to and watching all the “junk” I found myself wanting to throw some lemons. And a … Read more

The Power of the Pen: How Writing In Times of Distress Can Help You

Have you ever had a ton of overwhelming and no-so-pleasant emotions come at you that all you wanted to do was crawl in a corner and cry?  This was me a few weeks ago.  I’m usually a “glass half full” kind of gal, but my positivity pouch was leaking fast!  I had so many pent … Read more

Feelings are like visitors, let them stay a while

Feelings are like visitors so let them stay awhile. This is so important to understand. Recently I woke up and felt heavy in my spirit. I wasn’t my normal self. I try to make lemonade out of lemons but for a full day, I was feeling down. The old Lynn would have put her feelings … Read more