Spring is here! It is a nice, cool and sunny day. Then why are you feeling anything but sunshine? Why do you feel the darkness of the blues? Do you recall how long you have been feeling this way? You may or may not remember. Sometimes feelings like this have a way of sneaking up … Continue reading Why Am I Sad on a Spring Day?
Right now, I’m sitting in my bedroom probably doing the total opposite of about 75% of most Americans; then again, maybe not. I don’t smell the aroma of the traditional turkey, ham, dressing, mac and cheese, sweet potato pie baking from my kitchen. However, the smell of turkey bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese grits and biscuits … Continue reading In Spite of Challenges; Life is Still Worth Thanksgiving
How excited are you about a New Year? No. I mean really? If you are among the millions that could not wait to replace your calendar, you probably have already set your goals for the year, declared resolutions, and have been enthusiastically working towards making this year better than ever! Does this sound like you? … Continue reading New Beginning in an Unexpected Place
Congratulations! You survived preparing a great Thanksgiving meal, entertaining wonderful and even wacky loved ones, and the madness of Black Friday which has now become 'Black Thursday'. And the hoopla continues today on Cyber Monday. If you are like me, you graciously resisted the in-store shopping and peacefully surfed for online deals. By the way, … Continue reading Being Thankful After Thanksgiving
It’s that Monday again….
Right now, you might be still struggling to accept the reality that it is another Monday.
You are either trying to push your way out of bed to get your day started OR you have already begun your work day routine, sipping on your coffee for energy and looking around your office for motivation.
You are at Work.
You need to be at Work.
You don’t want to be at Work.
Do these thoughts sound familiar? Maybe you are just having the typical Monday Blues or perhaps it is something else.
When was the last time you felt excited about starting your day? When was the last time you felt that you were working towards something meaningful and purposeful? When was the last time you were enthusiastic about going to your job?
Now, this isn’t a motivational post to get you to stop working. But this…
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Happiness is something that I believe everyone wants to experience. Does any one actually seek to live a life full of sadness? There are people who become accustomed to unpleasant emotions that they naturally expect to feel a particularly way. I have been one of them. And at some point in your life, you probably … Continue reading What Determines Your Happiness?
As Mother's Day approaches, there are a lot of mixed emotions. This day set aside to recognize and honor mothers can be filled with excitement, resentment and sadness. Do you have a great relationship with your mother? Is your relationship with your mother broken? Are you missing your mother because she is no longer here? … Continue reading Mending Mother Relationships
We are one day away from biting into the scrumptious entrees and desserts that we have been working hours on to prepare. Can you smell the satisfying aroma lingering throughout your house? Maybe aside from one dish or two that still needs to be prepared, you are all set for the perfect Thanksgiving. At least … Continue reading Surviving Family Conflict During the Holidays
Right now, you might be still struggling to accept the reality that it is another Monday. You are either trying to push your way out of bed to get your day started OR you have already begun your work day routine, sipping on your coffee for energy and looking around your office for motivation. You … Continue reading Moving Forward Monday
It’s Monday... But today, many Americans are staying in bed late, intentionally lounging around house and preparing for cookouts and gatherings with family and friends. Why? It’s Labor Day! No work. No worries. Right? Well, maybe for some. Everyone is not as fortunate to be off work today. Then there are some who do have … Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Week