It’s Complicated

As I was reading my assignment for my communication class, I noticed the author explaining communication as, “It’s complicated.” He mentioned that Facebook has added, “It’s Complicated” as a relationship status to its page of choices for advertising your status. Yes, relationships can be very complicated. Communication is a foundation on which relationships are built….

Courage

I don’t claim to be a great writer. I began writing because I find it enjoyable. I do it because I’m passionate about what I have to say about life. A few years ago, I wrote my first book. I wrote a children’s book. The book is about courage, determination and positive self-talk. The book…

What Are Your Needs?

What do you know about your needs as a human being? Everyone has needs, some, more than others. There is a hierarchy that research has proven that we need as humans. These needs lead to fulfillment in life. What is this hierarchy? You may have already heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, but if not,…

Fear Not

How do you know not to touch a hot stove? Your answer may be, “Because it’s hot.” Yes, but how did you know that? It’s your belief system. What you have been taught is what you believe. Unless you try it for yourself, you will never truly know the outcome. If you tell yourself you…

Make Dreams a Reality

We all have dreams. We all have had the desire to accomplish a goal. Think about the last time you had a dream or goal that became a reality. Have you never watched your dreams and goals come true? If not, why do you think that is? In a previous post I talked about the…

Failure is an Option

We’ve all failed in our lives, yet, we are often told it isn’t an option. According to John Keefe, “Being creative might lead to failure, but it could lead to something awesome.” How do we even have the option of failure if we don’t take a risk of failing? Becoming resilient in life is directly…

Letting Go

Sometimes getting a fresh start in life is what you need to push through the pain. In my last post I discussed the importance of journaling. Journaling can help you say goodbye. It can help you let go and move on in your life. Just over three years ago I lost both of my parents…

Journaling

Journaling may sound like an inconvenience. It may seem like a chore. However, journaling is actually a way many people find freedom. When you journal you have the freedom to say whatever you want to say without judgement. It is a private way to reflect on your life and release any of your thoughts. Journaling…

Setting Boundaries

Setting boundaries can be difficult when it comes to love, especially with partners and children. As a partner, you sometimes feel the need to go against your boundaries by doing things you are not comfortable doing. Since being in a relationship challenges us to explore outside the boundaries, it is important to remember to stay…

Vision/Dream Board

Staying on task, when it comes to meeting your goals, can be challenging. One way to help you stay focused is to create a Vision/Dream Board. Visions and dreams are linked to our positive self-talk and motivation to reach those goals. If you speak negatively to yourself you will live a negative lifestyle. When you…