Count Your Many Blessings: Thoughts on Keeping a Gratitude Journal

I recently started keeping a gratitude journal. Well actually, I just write what I am grateful for each day in my daily planner.It is something that is very simple, takes very little time, but has greatly improved my happiness and outlook on life. Throughout any given day there are ups and downs. What we focus […]

4 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

I often catch myself comparing myself to others. Or getting discouraged because someone else is better at something than me. It makes me feel bad. Like I should give up. Even though I know I shouldn’t This is always a huge hit to my self-esteem too! We need to stop being so hard on ourselves. […]

Never a Failure, Always a Lesson: Cheese Sauce Edition

Have you ever planned a perfect dinner only to make a mistake and have it not turn out right? Or planned the perfect day only to have things change last minute or not go as you hoped?  I know I have many times. It is easy in these times to think “why do I even […]

We Are What We Repeatedly Do: Establishing Good Habits

Good habits can be hard to establish. It seems like bad habits creep in without much thought but good habits take lots of repetition and mental toughness to stick with. This has always been true for me. Even when I have established a good habit, if I stop thinking of it often and repeating it […]

How to Fight Depression With Exercise, and Increase Your Happiness

Why Exercise? People exercise for different reasons. To lose weight. Or build muscle. For fun maybe. But for me, it is essential to my mental well being. It is one of the ways I am trying to fight depression. I began exercising regularly a little over a month ago and I am loving it. Exercising […]