Stop Waiting For January!

Have you ever said, “Starting in January, I will…”? In December, a lot of people throw in the towel for the year. They wait until January rolls around to find that renewed sense of purpose and focus, only to have it dwindle as the year goes on. Priorities shift, circumstances change, and life always seems to somehow get in the way.

Get Off Your Ass and Be Grateful!

In a world where emotions aren’t really taught in school, full of consumerism and competition, we’re constantly made to feel we are lacking and that we need to strive for more in order to achieve “true” happiness. But gratitude actually affects the brain at a neurological level. Being grateful increases the feel-good hormones dopamine and serotonin. In fact, just searching for things to be grateful for has this effect.

3 Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Resilience

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Building Your Back-to-School Resilience Routine

Building Your Back-to-School Resilience Routine Building Your Back-to-School Resilience Routine Building Your Back-to-School Resilience Routine It’s that time again. Sunscreen and pool floaties get replaced with number two pencils and folders. I may be dating myself, but I couldn’t wait to get my new trapper-keeper each year.  I talk a lot about proactively cultivating the…