10 Reasons Highly Sensitive People Are Highly Valuable

Highly Sensitive PeopleHave you ever heard these words before?

“Don’t be such a cry baby!”

“I was just kidding — don’t take things so seriously.”

“You are way too sensitive. Get over it.”

If you’re a highly sensitive person (HSP) like me, you’ve probably felt “different” all of your life. While friends and family could let things roll… Continue Reading…

Self-Improvement Hiatus: 10 Reasons To Stop Trying So Hard To Be A Better You

Self-Improvement HiatusI’ve been a self-improvement enthusiast for as long as I can remember.

Perhaps some of the dysfunction in my family when I was a child led me to search for answers and coping skills. But I also know I’m naturally inclined to be a seeker and a learner. I like reading personal growth books,… Continue Reading…

6 Simple Ways To Become An Optimistic Person + An Attitude Quiz

Optimistic PersonHave you ever been so worried about something that just being around an upbeat person really pissed you off?

How can they be so positive when things are going so crappy for you? What do they have to be so happy about?

It does appear that some people are born optimists. The world can be falling… Continue Reading…

Empathic Listening: 8 Strategies For Compassionate Communication

Empathic ListeningOne of the most valuable personal growth skills we can learn is empathic listening.

It’s a skill that not only serves others, but also one that stretches us to become more loving, compassionate, and patient people. It’s an important skill to master both for your personal and professional interactions.

Maybe you’re a person others… Continue Reading…

10 Ways To Snap Out Of Apathy

snap out of apathyIf there’s such a thing as a “belly-up” emotion, apathy fits the bill.

Apathy is actually defined as the absence of emotion.

It’s white noise. Dead air. You feel like a chunk of flavorless tofu. Not happy. Not sad. Not angry. And certainly not passionate.

You’ve probably heard people say they knew they were out of… Continue Reading…

20 Books You Can’t Put Down For Summer Reading

books you can't put downWhat makes you feel like it’s really summer?

For me, it’s a week at the beach with a beach chair, umbrella, a cooler full of drinks, and my Kindle reader.  I am constantly reading something, whether it’s a great novel, a self-improvement book, or even both at the same time! Reading is my guilty… Continue Reading…

How To Start Over In Life: 10 Ways To Reinvent Yourself

How to start over in lifeI am in a brand new phase of life. I never thought I would arrive here, but here I am.

I could have chosen to resist, to cling to the status quo, but instead I’ve decide to embrace the change and set off on a new adventure.

As of last week when my youngest daughter graduated… Continue Reading…