Striving for High Self-Esteem Is So Overrated

According to Merriam Dictionary self-esteem means: a confidence and satisfaction in oneself. Any person with a healthy mentality then should have high self-esteem, right? Then why is that so many people struggle with self (or professionally) proclaimed self-esteem? In a competitive society in order to feel good about yourself you can get the feeling that … Continue reading Striving for High Self-Esteem Is So Overrated

Go Get Your Big Dreams!

As I was finishing up my undergraduate degree in mathematics and was answering for the hundredth time what I was going to do with it (No, not teach secondary school!), I announced to my family that I was going to become a professor. I don't recall my father laughing, but he didn't believe me. Actually, … Continue reading Go Get Your Big Dreams!

If it matters to you, it matters to God!

God cares about even your smallest desire! Whether it's at work, in business, at home, or deep within your heart. He cares! Think of your child who wants a toy. For you, that toy by itself is not important, but it is important to your child, and so by proxy, that toy is important to … Continue reading If it matters to you, it matters to God!

Are you looking for your tail with your head underwater?

I felt exactly the same way when starting my own online business. I wasn't even sure I had a tail. I had SO MANY questions: How do I make a website and email subscription? What content should I post? What should my business be about? Who is my audience? What social media sites should I … Continue reading Are you looking for your tail with your head underwater?

Three Ways to be More Relaxed in Social Situations

I just finished How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety, a great book by psychologist Dr. Hendriksen. Besides sharing information that is built upon the foundation of science, she is sharing her personal experience with social anxiety, including all the mess and embarrassment that comes along with interacting with … Continue reading Three Ways to be More Relaxed in Social Situations

My Happiness is My Responsibility

I am absolutely in LOVE with this man! My husband's kindness, care, and giggles warm my heart. I really love making this man giggle. It brings a smile to my face just thinking about it. I am amazed how my happiness level has grown with him at my side. As a survivor of nearly life-long … Continue reading My Happiness is My Responsibility

Do you feel like you’re drowning?

Recently I have been feeling like I was drowning and knowing that if I feel that way many others might as well; I posted in my doctorate research slack to check-in with how my friends and advisor were doing. Everyone that responded that first day also felt overwhelmed, were feeling down and less productive, and … Continue reading Do you feel like you’re drowning?

It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day

My dear friends, Yesterday I was full of sorrow. For the past few weeks I have been experimenting with replacing complaining thoughts with the thought, “The Lord will help me,” and trying to be upbeat, look for the positives, express my gratitude to my loved ones and my God, and mostly just try to pretend … Continue reading It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day

Happiness Is…

Understanding my personal divinity and the divinity that is alive in others. Peace in uncertain times through faith in Jesus Christ whose joy swallows up all sorrows. Having fun even when the earth is literally shaking! The safety and health of loved ones (despite the commotion around them). Flowers at the graves of those I … Continue reading Happiness Is…

Happiness is…

A hug, or two, or three, or four, from your stepdaughter. Good morning kisses. Cuddles with your angel husband. Hearing "Yay" from your kids when you tell them what's for dinner. Your lead telling you thanks and good job. Roses. Lillies. Okay, any flowers. 🙂 Sleeping in. Going to bed early. Staying up late with … Continue reading Happiness is…