Through the years, I have filled page after page of gratitude journals. It is a wonderful practice to keep you gratitude-focused on life’s abundance, but I understand from a practical perspective, it can be hard to stick with. Currently I do not have one that I am using, so I wanted to look at other
Last summer, I wrote a blog article regarding my friend, Kari, and her self-discovery and growth spurred by her son, Andrew’s, type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis. You can read about her evolution here: How to be a Life Preserver As part of an exercise for a mindfulness class I am taking, I was asked to
When we are the heartbeat of our family, it can take a lot to nurture and care for all those who depend on us. Below are five of my favorite self-care options to help support you in being kind to yourself. Start Each Day With Gratitude Our mindset is the cornerstone of how we experience
I was listening to a radio talk show with a well-known chef. He was discussing the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and asked callers to share their ‘wow’ dishes that family and friends adore. The first caller wanted to know what the chef prepared that was his signature dish. This led him to talk about how surprisingly,
People show us we matter in a variety of ways. When we truly matter to someone, they show up for us with comforting consistency. They answer our calls or texts, even in the middle of the night, and they do so with regularity. A busy person can still show you that you matter to them.