Effort And Optimism

We do not have to try very hard to find something to be upset about, to criticize, or to complain about. Negativity is easy. It is also lazy and selfish. More difficult, but also infinitely more worthwhile, is finding things to be happy about, to be grateful for, and to celebrate. Positivity, specifically optimism, requires…

Honoring Support

Sometimes all we need is the knowledge that someone else is willing to help us in order to gather the strength with which to help ourselves. It is important to know that we are not alone, that we have support, and that we have something or someone to fall back on if and when we…

The Perception Of Opportunity

If our joy, our contentment, and our overall psycho-emotional well-being is based solely on being successful in all areas of our lives, we are setting ourselves up for a lifetime of misery and discontentment. Rarely will things go exactly as we had hoped or planned for. There will almost always be obstacles, detours, and unforeseen…

Looking For A Detail Of Hope

The ability to appreciate and rejoice in the tiniest details of our lives can be extrapolated out to an immense sense of gratitude for the bigger picture if we allow it to. Sometimes life, with all of the complexity and challenges it presents to us from day to day, can become overwhelming. There are times…

Checklist For A Full And Fulfilling Day

What can we do today to promote mental, physical, and emotional health and well-being for ourselves and those around us? With more time on our hands than usual lately, many of us are thinking about what an ideal, productive, and healthy day can and should look like. Here are some general guidelines, a checklist if…