10 Ways To Calm Down When You’re Angry

Ways to Calm DownFeeling angry is normal. It’s hardwired into us. It’s a natural reaction to a perceived threat.

The threat could be to ourselves, someone we love, our property, or our sense of identity.

You definitely know anger when you feel it. It sometimes shows up in more subtle feelings like irritation, indignation, or frustration.

On the high end of… Continue Reading…

10-Minute Digital Declutter: My New Book Helps You Eliminate Technology Overload

Digital Declutter

Remember back in the day when families sat down to dinner and actually talked to each other?

If you wanted to communicate with someone, you picked up the phone and made a call — or arranged to meet them. Yes, live and in person.

Your free time was spent… Continue Reading…

What Is Empathy And How Does It Differ From Sympathy?

What Is EmpathyHave you ever had someone acknowledge and reflect back to you what you’re feeling so perfectly that it made you tear up?

Has someone ever taken the time to sit with you quietly in your grief and just hold your hand?

Have you ever told someone your story, shared your pain, or acknowledged your shame,… Continue Reading…

21 Good Books To Read For Fall

Good Books to Read

Fall is officially here, and as the weather gets colder, I love to cuddle up with a blanket, a cup of hot tea, and my Kindle.

Reading is definitely my favorite pastime, as well as a necessary part of my work as a writer and author. I tend to have one novel and one… Continue Reading…

40 Hobbies For Women To Strengthen Your Brain And Body

Hobbies for WomenI’ve been doing research recently for an upcoming book on digital decluttering and spending less time online.

One thing I learned is that we spend an average of about 23 hours a week on email, texting and social media. That’s a full day on your digital devices — and that doesn’t count the time you… Continue Reading…

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…