Celebrating the big things and the small things

celebratory cupcake

We’re big on celebrating. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, new jobs, and new homes. Any major occurrence is worth celebrating!

But what about the small things? Do you celebrate those too?

Most of us don’t, and in fact we do the opposite.

We often beat ourselves up for not reaching a goal, or for not obtaining the exact results we were after.

What if instead of viewing it negatively, we looked at the positives in it? Do you think it would make any difference?

Would it change how you feel about yourself? What you think of yourself? Continue reading “Celebrating the big things and the small things”

What to do when dark days arrive – a personal sharing

man curled up in corner

The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a struggle, with some days requiring more self-care than others.

I’m prone to depression and sometimes it hits unexpectedly, or like this last time, it creeps up slowly, almost stealthily. It will start off with a day of feeling a bit glum for no real reason, then stretch into a few days, and then suddenly it’s full blown on.

Maybe that’s why this past week my daily posts (Instagram / Facebook) have been all about self-care. Continue reading “What to do when dark days arrive – a personal sharing”

One sure-fire way to simplify an overwhelming issue

overwhelmed man

When you’re dealing with an overwhelming issue, you know how the stress builds and you feel like you have to deal with too many parts all at once, or too many people, and it just seems impossible?

The input from others is coming in non-stop and you have no idea what to do.

There is too much input, and too many choices. To make any decision is bound to cause more stress.

The core issue is lost in all of the drama around it, or at best it’s become distorted.

There’s a simple and sure-fire way to resolve this. Continue reading “One sure-fire way to simplify an overwhelming issue”

Are you happy?

Three little words but such a big question!  And likely not one that can be easily answered with just a yes or a no.

Life is complicated, busy, messy, up and down, and anything but boring.

In one area of life we might be very happy; but in another area not so much!  Or not at all.

But overall, would you say you’re happy?

This past week I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about happiness.  What causes one to go back and forth between being happy and unhappy; can someone be happy in spite of the negative things going on in their world?  But an even bigger question than that – can we choose to be happy?

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A year from now…

What was your life like a year ago? 

What were you doing? 

Where were you working? 

Who was in your life?

Were you happy then?

Were you living life the way you wanted to?

Were you faced with making a difficult decision?

Were you feeling stuck in life, not knowing what to do?

What advice would you give your one-year younger self now?

Continue reading “A year from now…”