Are You Happy? 10 Factors of Happy People

Everyone wants to be happy and everybody can be when we have healthy attitudes, beliefs, and values. Despite the current global crisis, an increase in the use anti-depressant drugs and talk of emotional disorders, the truth is, most people are happy. According to a recent study, people who live in relatively free countries (and aren't in prison or psychiatri...

10 Truths to Simple Success

Albert Einstein said, "Everything should be made as simple a possible, but not simpler." This is an important secret to happy living: realizing goals, projects, and purposes and organizing and accomplishing them in simple, yet prevailing fashion. This requires us to eliminate what's unnecessary while holding on to the essential details. As we d...

One Strategy You May Have Missed That Will Lead You to Success

We spend one-third of our lives doing it—or at least trying to. Going without it for several days in a row is significantly more dangerous than going without food for days at a time. After only seventeen hours without it, a person starts to experience cognitive deficits similar to those experienced by people with a .05 percent blood alcohol level. Pare...

6 Ways to Build Resilience

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” I love this thought from the renowned poet, writer, and activist Maya Angelou! It speaks to her own resilience in the face of adversity and inspires me to remember that I, too, can determine how I will react to challenges. This week I'd like to discuss what it take...

7 Sensory Tools for Better Mental Health

Sight. Smell. Hearing. Touch. Taste. Our primary senses do much more than enable us to see, smell, hear, feel, and taste. We are learning that, if nurtured regularly and deliberately, our senses can also help us heal. A manifestation of the power between our senses and our physical health is found when examining the receptors that ...

7 Ways to Kick Up Your Nutrition Game

The whole world has been in quarantine and a popular phrase has been going around....'the quarantine 15' - referring to the extra 15 pounds you may have put on during quarantine. Eating habits have shifted while cooped up inside and there has been an increase in 'boredom eating'. As things are starting to get back to a new sense of normal, it may be time to ...

10 Ways to Effectively Communicate in the Home

Former First Lady Barbara Bush, once said “Your success as a family—our success as a nation—depends not on what happens inside the White House, but on what happens inside your house.” It is in the home, after all, where children first learn to talk, to share, to say please and thank you, to express emotions, to sing, to laugh, and&md...

Identifying and Healing Negative Family Patterns

The late American screenwriter Frank Howard Clark once said, “Habit is something you can do without thinking, which is why most of us have so many of them.” Where are most of these habits developed? In our families of origin. Many patterns of behavior learned in the home thrive for generations simply because no one in the family realizes t...

How Can We Use Affirmations To Make Changes?

How can we use affirmations to make changes? We use positive affirmations to mold the details of our lives into something more desirable. Just saying something is true doesn’t make it so—especially if you don’t believe it. Sure, you can fake it till you make it. Things do sink in after a while. But the best way to use affirmat...

5 Characteristics of Emotional Intelligence

5 Characteristics Emotional Intelligence The balance and depth of emotions is critical to leading a happy and healthy life. In fact, we propose—along with many others—that your emotional intelligence, or EI, is as important, if not more, than your IQ. A person’s EI is defined as the ability to identify, use, understand, and mana...

8 Ways to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

8 Ways to Reduce Stress & Anxiety Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress. Under conditions of extreme stress when we feel our life is threatened, our body naturally activates the "fight-or-flight" response. Your success in managing the biological trigger of stress depends on your ability to understand your own emot...

10 Tips for Improving your Immune System Plus Bonus DIY Recipes.

Would you like 10 Tips for Improving your Immune System along with DIY recipes for protection against environmental threats? Then this blog post is for you! Learn the best way to ADD ESSENTIAL OILS to your Wellness Lifestyle. Remember the foundation of your health are these four things! EAT RIGHT EXERCISE REST AND STRESS MANAGEMENT...

The Four Stages of a Relationship

We’ve covered how important self love is, but we can’t help but move onto the next important topic of love, relationships. You may be in a relationship right now, you may not, or you may have just gotten out of one. Regardless of your “status” this blog is for you. This blog is for the worrierers, the romantics, the wall builders, and...

3 Elements of Intention and Self-Motivation Plus Life Hacks for Success in 2020

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Several years ago, I enjoyed watching the American medalist Michael Phelps compete in the Olympic Games in Beijing. His world-record-breaking performances have been motivating, to say the least! What enthusiasm!? Michael Phelps made his dreams come true and ...

Easy Tips and Tricks to Avoid Stress During the Holiday

Looking for ways to avoid stress and increase joy this holiday season? If so, perhaps including meditation on your to-do list over the next few weeks may just do the trick! Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. Originally, it was a method used by those who desired a spiritual and intuitive connection. These days, people around the...

Letting Go of Guilt

And the Grinch with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling: how could it be so? “It came without ribbons! It came without tags! “It came without packages, boxes or bags!” And he puzzled three hours till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he...

On any given day, more than 440,000 children live in foster care in the United States. The children in foster care spend an average of two years in care and rarely remain in the same home during that time. Sadly, some of the homes they are placed in provide an environment that is no better than the environment from which they were removed. Jam...

How to Recognize Abuse in a Relationship

In a 1938 stage play written by Patrick Hamilton, a husband mysteriously disappears each evening. When his wife grows anxious about his behavior and questions him about it, he brushes it off and claims she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. And then he reminds her of several other ways in which she’s been acting crazy lately...

Three Strategies for Turning a Challenge into a Triumph

In two recent episodes of the Emotions Mentor® podcast , I had the privilege of talking with individuals who once found themselves in the mires of addiction but have done the hard work to crawl up from rock bottom and turn their lives around. Today both women take others like them under their wings and walk them through the addictio...

Six Scientifically Proven Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

British philosopher, writer, and literary critic GK Chesterton wrote: “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder” (from A Short History of England , 59). In 1917, when Chesterton first published these words, there was no scientific research to back up his ideas. A litt...