When Things Go Sideways

I have to admit, when things start to go sideways - when something horrible starts to happen - I always try to stop the skid. I try everything and I hold on tight while I get spun round and round. I stay until the accident is completely over. Put another way... When the shit hits…

TTT: Have a Good Day Everyday

For this week’s Ted Talk Thursday, I chose a talk about happiness being a choice. We all can choose to have a good day every single day. At about the 5:30 mark she talks about how external factors can’t play a role in whether we have good days or bad days. We all have the…

On Hope and Tears

Have you ever noticed that people who have a lot of money make it sound like it's so easy to make lots of money? And people who don't have a lot of money make it sound like it's impossible to make lots of money? Yesterday I was listening to a Podcast with the guy who…

If You Love Something…

"If you love  something, set it free. If it doesn't come back then it was never meant to be." The saying goes something like that. Right? And that's exactly what I did with Wildflower. And now it's time to set myself free. A few night ago Wildflower took my 14-year-old to the movies and told…

TTT: Change Your Life

Here’s Mel Robbins’ Ted Talk. Most people know her from The Five Second Rule. This talk will inspire you to take care of you and to reach for your dreams. As with everything, take what you want - what feels right to you - and leave the rest behind. I especially like the part at about the 7…

TTT: The Key to Self Compassion

For this week's Ted Talk Thursday (TTT), I'd like to share a video of Guy Winch that's called "How to Practice Emotional First Aid". Guy starts right off pointing out how important it is to take care of ourselves emotionally and mentally. There are tons of gold nuggets in this video including advice on self-esteem,…