5 Tips for Handling Negative Thoughts

"I think I'm afraid to be happy because whenever I get too happy, something bad always happens." ~Charlie Brown...more
Great post! It's so hard to remember to be positive at times.more

Don't Think Green OR the Secret to Immortality

Don't think green.Did it work? Or did your mind immediately flash on the color green even though you specifically told it not to?...more

It's All About the Positive Thinking

Sometimes the lack of a positive frame of mind can really skew one’s view of the world.  Choosing to see and remember the positive things can be difficult for some of us.  I am one of those people, and today’s writing prompt, “Tell us about one time that you benefitted from the kindness of strangers”, really got me thinking about it....more

Techniques for a positive life

Between work and life issues that never seem to stop, sometimes the walls seem to press in on me. And Justin and I have been juggling so much for the past year with new jobs, preparing to sell two houses, his new degree and professional certification, my health issues and more. Thankfully we are very committed to our relationship so that’s been a priority for us and we’re feeling strong....more

Happiness Depends on Perception

Even on bleak days, there are certain facts that I stand on. I am alive, healthy, not living on the street but in a large old, quirky house, with acres of gardens, trees and meadows. I am still married after almost 35 years with 9 healthy, successful adult kids and 5 grandkids.  I am loved by my family and God, even if I drive them crazy with my eccentricity. I have a computer, two hands with all my fingers to type...more

How to Stay Positive While Job-Hunting

Like many cities, Washington D.C. is a place where one’s job title can define his or her success. In the digital age, we all still carry business cards with our titles. Romantic meet-ups begin with “So, where do you work?” As a single woman, it’s easy to become bogged down in the stress of living up to the expectation of a successful career in lieu of a significant other and children. This stress was magnified when I found myself unemployed in a city that puts so much value on what you do and not who you are. ...more
Dead on. Sometimes, too, you have to make your own opportunities where you can. I've been an ...more

#100happydays

Don't you find when you are reading a book on a certain topic it starts to change your every day behaviour? For example, 6 or 7 years ago I was reading a book about spirituality and how to conserve personal energy. While reading the book, I began to notice how much personal energy I was losing because of how I reacted in daily situations. In the beginning, it was easy to remind myself of the tools I had learned to change my behaviour, but a few months after I finished the book, my old habits started to creep up again....more

Take Advantage of Cancer ;) It's doesn't ALL have to suck...

Hi again everyone! I hope your Monday night was better than ours... ...more

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My Mental Flashes of Fear and Hope

I just thought to myself, “It’s the start of a new year, maybe I should write one blog post every day for all of 2014.” But then (and this is going to sound a little crazy) I had this flash of the future where I imagined not finishing the challenge because I had died… my health is a constant source of worry and I think that’s normal for someone with stage 4 cancer, but the fact that my mind jumps straight to death is unnerving....more