20 Good Character Traits Essential For Happiness

Screen Shot 2014-10-12 at 4.37.09 PM“In temper he was Earnest, yet controlled, frank, yet sufficiently guarded, patient, yet energetic, forgiving, yet just to himself; generous yet firm.”

“His conscience was the strongest element of his nature. His affections were tender & warm. His whole nature was simple and sincere – he was pure, and then was himself.”

“Such a nature… Continue Reading…

10 Ways To Stop Overthinking

how to stop overthinkingHave you ever had this happen?

You get in your car and start driving to work. You begin to think about something unpleasant or frustrating. The next thing you know, your thirty minute commute is over, and you have no memory of driving yourself to the office. But you do have strong feelings of… Continue Reading…

6 Healthy Eating Habits You Will Love

healthy eatingSometimes I cringe when I think about how many times during my teens and twenties I cruised through Wendy’s drive-thru for a cheeseburger, fries, and frosty.

Man, I loved that combo back in the day, but I don’t even want to calculate the calories I was taking in during one meal.

Of course back then,… Continue Reading…

Sleep Habits: 10 Steps To Better Sleep

Sleep habitsYour sleep habits can save your life.

This sounds like a dramatic statement, but it’s true. According to a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 60% of adult drivers in the U.S. (about 168 million people) have driven while feeling drowsy in the last year. A third of adult drivers admit to falling… Continue Reading…

How to Create Habits That Stick [Updated]

create habitsHabit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it.  ~Horace Mann

Isn’t it amazing that every day, we have the ability to reinvent ourselves? We can learn new skills and create… Continue Reading…

How To Plan A Happy Weekend

how to have a happy weekend

A guest post by by Jill Dahl

Have you ever looked at your schedule for the upcoming weekend and cringed? 

Two days off of work, and it’s crammed with chores, spillover from work, family duties, and activities that fill you with a sense of dread?

You have… Continue Reading…

Positive Affirmations: 101 Life-Changing Thoughts To Practice Daily

positive affirmationsOver thirty years ago, I came across the book You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay. The book is about self-healing through the use of positive affirmations that correspond with different illnesses and ailments.

I was intrigued by the book at… Continue Reading…