Gratitude

The Most Powerful Gratitude Habit I've Learned

The Most Powerful Gratitude Habit I've Learned
At this time in my life, I had a solid evening gratitude journaling practice. I was going through some challenges with our living situation and also struggling with self-esteem and self-worth. I knew there had to be a way to get through this with gratitude. And this practice of being grateful for what I didn’t appreciate was going to be it. I asked my friend Karen if she would join me. Without hesitation, she said yes. 

A Love Letter to Myself

A Love Letter to Myself
This weekend, I spent three amazing days at the virtual Most Powerful Women in Network Marketing (NWM) Event and was blown away by the incredible w...

Thoughts on Detox, Weight Loss and Diet Culture

Thoughts on Detox, Weight Loss and Diet Culture
Today marks the end of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox for me. The question remains, is this truly the end? Thoughts on Detox, Weight Loss and Diet Cu...

What I Learned From a Digital Detox

What I Learned From a Digital Detox
Learnings from a Digital Detox
I chose to stay off all social media from Friday at 6 pm until Monday morning, after sunrise. It was a great experience and I'll be doing it again. As I lean into Day 9 of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program I'm grateful for all the ways we get to detox this month, should we choose to.

Why is it So Hard to be a Human Being?

Why is it So Hard to be a Human Being?
There are days when I wish I wasn't an Empath.
I wish I wasn't a Highly Sensitive Person.
I wish I was someone who didn't care what others think of me.
I wish I stood up for myself more often.
I wish I had the conviction to ask.
I wish that I wasn't afraid of being judged when I speak my mind.
I wish I had the courage to dream bigger.
I wish I didn't have the urge to run away when things get tough.

Practicing Gratitude Isn't the Only Way To Thrive This Season

Practicing Gratitude Isn't the Only Way To Thrive This Season

How to survive Thrive During the Holiday Season.

Some of you might be thinking, there is no way that I'm going to thrive over the next four weeks! For many, it's going to be a very difficult time and you might not know how you’re going to get through it. And if that's you, that's okay. Even if only one of the things I share helps you get through it, that’s a good thing.

However, if you're looking to thrive during the holiday season, I invite you to tap into two, three or more of the things I share.  This is a very strange and different time in our lives, as we navigate a global pandemic. How can we create a holiday season to remember?

 

30 Days of Gratitude Challenge

30 Days of Gratitude Challenge
It's my favorite time of the year! No, I don't drink Pumpkin Spiced Lattes but I do love fall and the month of October and November. With Canadian ...

Making The Difficult Decision to Unschool

Making The Difficult Decision to Unschool
The beginning of September brings with it early fall weather and of course, back to school. It’s traditionally a time where parents and grand-parents share photos of their little one(s) heading to school, some for the first time and others for the last time. And this year, the decision to head back to school has never been more complicated. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are faced with some of the most difficult choices ever when it comes to educating their kids.

A Recipe for Simple Gratitude

A Recipe for Simple Gratitude

A Recipe for Simple Gratitude (a short poem)

Ingredients for a grateful day:

Wake up and give thanks,

You’ve been given the gift of another day.

Finding a Community in an Unexpected Place

Finding a Community in an Unexpected Place

About a month before the pandemic hit in North America, my husband started a new side gig. He began streaming his video game play on Twitch TV. When he first started this, I was definitely not on board. I didn’t understand what exactly he was doing and I thought it was a waste of time. My husband has been playing videos games since he was a teen, and he’s really good at them. He had tried this ‘streaming’ thing before and it had been a major point of contention in our relationship. I didn’t want to lose my husband to online gaming.

Teaching Our Kids to Be More Grateful

Teaching Our Kids to Be More Grateful
How can we teach our children to be grateful? Many of us struggle with this. I'm sharing my strategies for teaching gratitude at any age in this post. These strategies take little time to execute and are easy to start. Let's work together to create an attitude of gratitude for everyone in our family.

How to Be Friends When You've Got Different Opinions

How to Be Friends When You've Got Different Opinions

One of the most difficult things we’re facing during the pandemic is the ability to remain friends and stay amicable with family when our opinions are polarizing. It’s not the first time we're faced with a difference in opinion from those we love, however we’ve become used to not bringing up our different political opinions at a family dinner. We know our friends well enough to avoid sensitive topics.

What's different is that during the pandemic, some of us feel comfortable sharing our opinions publicly. Sharing articles, scientific papers, blog posts, or YouTube videos that have polarizing views is adding fuel to the fire. I've seen friends posting things on Facebook without thinking and this can create irreparable damage in our relationships.