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Look for the opportunity in your crisis

I feel like I’m constantly challenged with this one, because… life, right? It seems like there’s always something happening that we didn’t expect. But when we look for some kind of opportunity during those difficult times, it can help us get through them. For example… my recent Meniere’s disease diagnosis and subsequent 10 weeks of … Read moreLook for the opportunity in your crisis

How gratitude can help you feel happier

⁣Let’s talk about gratitude, and how it can help you feel happier. It’s part of my daily practice for this reason. Instead of thinking about what’s missing in your life or what’s not going well, take a minute to focus on what you have or what you appreciate, no matter how small. Science shows doing … Read moreHow gratitude can help you feel happier

Introducing… WHEN IT’S DARK, LOOK FOR THE LIGHT (#IChooseBeauty Day 1965)

I’m so excited to share my new I Choose Beauty design with you guys! ️WHEN IT’S DARK, LOOK FOR THE LIGHT. It’s something I’m constantly reminding myself, and hope it speaks to you, too. Huge thanks to Ember & Co. for bringing my vision to life. And for all of you who helped me by … Read moreIntroducing… WHEN IT’S DARK, LOOK FOR THE LIGHT (#IChooseBeauty Day 1965)

You are a strong, resilient survivor

⁣Just a reminder that you are strong, resilient, and a survivor. Think about it. Whatever life has thrown at you… you’ve survived. Maybe it took all you had, and then some. Maybe it left a deep scar. And maybe you never thought you would make it. But you did.⁣ ⁣Give yourself the credit you deserve. … Read moreYou are a strong, resilient survivor

Want to change your mood? Change your thoughts.

Have you ever noticed how your mood follows your thoughts? For example, when you think, “I am unstoppable!”, you feel so much better than when you think, “I can’t do anything right.” See what I mean? Change your thoughts, change your mood. Now, I know this can be one of those easier-said-than-done things. I have … Read moreWant to change your mood? Change your thoughts.

How bright colors can help your mood

Let’s talk about how bright colors can help your mood. This picture was taken a few years ago during the winter when I was living in Ohio. It was dark and dreary and cold for months. I CRAVED color. So I made sure I surrounded myself with it, like when I went to a painting … Read moreHow bright colors can help your mood

Notice your surroundings and moments in your day

As you go about your week, remember to take a minute to just notice your surroundings. Stop and look around you. You’ll probably see something you’ve passed by before without realizing it. Really pay attention to the moments throughout your days instead of just being on auto-pilot. Whether it’s the clouds, a conversation with a … Read moreNotice your surroundings and moments in your day

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