Finding Strength

Perspective.Curiosity.Love of learning.Appreciation of beauty and excellence.Hope.Love.Honesty.Those are my signature strengths. I love using signature strengths as a way to access flow throughout the day. My strengths are something I can rely on when I face challenges or setbacks. They help me know when I’m aligned with my purpose. I feel happier when I’m tapping into my signature strengths....more

It's FIXING the little things in life that matters

For weeks, I stared at the seed packets on my kitchen counter and thought: Yeah, I should plant those before any hope of a Fall garden is gone. But did I? No, not for awhile longer yet....more

What I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self: Tips for Happiness, Overcoming Anxiety, and Tackling Life Head-On

Life goes by in an instant. One day, you're 18 and off to your freshman year of college, and the next you're nearing 30.Recently, I've found myself looking back at my life so far. Nostalgic? Perhaps. But I've been thinking more about what I've learned so far in my short life, more than I have been reminiscing....more

Define Your Life’s Meaning by Being Yourself

Call it a midlife crisis or finding myself or just a turning point. But at 40 I’m starting to finally figure out I’m okay to just be me. And I kinda like who I am.I’m finally learning – or maybe just admitting – that it’s just fine to be what I want and not what others expect. That if someone is disappointed in me, in the things I say or do, that’s a reflection of who they are, not of who I am. I do not have to live up to others’ expectations of me but only to the expectations I set for myself. I am allowed to determine what it means to be ME, to define my own life....more

30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself

The Secret

I was tagged by a friend for a gratitude challenge on Facebook, and while I know I’m supposed to list out things I’m grateful for today, I don’t know how to limit myself to only a few. My life is so full, so silly wonderful, narrowing it down would be impossible....more

Own It

She was driving to Aspen and I was driving around downtown Denver, yet we both had awestruck views and couldn’t stop repeating ourselves. ...more

Want to Live Happier? Practice Gratitude

Dinners al-fresco on the back patio. Long walks after dinner. Flipping burgers on the grill in the pouring rain. Acupuncture treatment by a friend. My little sister’s encouraging words. Woohoo’s from Parker at gymnastics. Great books that make you think....more

#TransformationTuesday: How an Internet Meme Helped Me Realize That I'm Happy

As an avid Instagram user, I always try to keep up with the latest trends. I don’t always participate, but as someone who loves social media and uses it daily both in my life and career, I like to know what’s popular. Social media is always evolving and changing, and it’s important to me to keep up with those changes. One weekly hashtag that I’ve had an interest in has been #TransformationTuesday. ...more
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Things To Do Before ....

 The Bucket List movie always gives me a nostalgic feeling and a desire to make a list of things to do before it’s too late for myself. Sometimes I take a pen and paper and try to start writing all the things I would love to accomplish or enjoy in life, but I never finish it and it ends up in the trash one or two days later....more