Why Standing up for Myself Made Me Lonely

This is a personal story of how cutting ties with people and standing up for myself created an inner peace, yet a lonelier world. I  would like to start off by saying that I have no hard feelings toward the people that have come and gone from my life. They have helped me become the person I am today.  In the cycle of life, people will not always stay your friends. You never know when the last time you hang out with someone will be. Some people are only meant to be in your life to teach you lessons. It’s…

How to Support A Loved One When They Struggle With Mental Illness

Mental illness can be really difficult to understand when you don’t suffer from it yourself. What makes it difficult is it’s very hard to explain. This is the best way that I can explain it . The other reason is some people just don’t want to understand. There are two types of people in this world, one who wants to try and support a loved one when they struggle with mental illness.These people try to understand it. The second is people who say that people are just looking for attention and “life can’t be that bad”. I have dealt with…

How A Solid Routine Will Set You Up for Success in the New Year

Every New Year we are faced with the struggle of trying to figure out what our goals/resolutions are for the year and how we are supposed to accomplish them. It can be really tricky, I'm not going to lie, but I believe that no matter the goal if you have a solid routine you're already well on your way to success!The first step in all of this is making your resolutions for the year. Many people get too carried away when they're creating their resolutions, and that's part of what causes so many people to quit them before the end…

Setting Reasonable New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions, as they are typically done, confuse me quite a bit. The reason being is most of the resolutions being made are completely unrealistic, which ends up leading to disappointment later down the road when the person can’t meet that resolution. Let’s be honest here! No one likes to fall off the wagon of their New Year’s resolutions and have to admit failure. It’s just not fun. But what bothers me the most is that so many people are blaming themselves for not meeting these resolutions when it really wasn’t their fault- their resolution just simply wasn’t reasonable…

Merry Christmas, From Our Family to Yours!

When I started writing this, I was planning on keeping it simple and light. I planned on addressing my followers in one section and my team in another. I had so many plans for this article, but when I sat down and started writing it just didn’t feel right. There was this gut feeling that I had, deep down, that made me want to make this article something more and maybe even something that you could take with you to every Christmas and to every joyful and celebratory moment from now on.   So, before you read any further, brace…

The Reason for the Season

Hey guys! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Songwriters Eddie Pola and George Wyle had it right. This IS the most wonderful time of the year! BUT, would you believe me if I told you, the reason for the season was magic? Let me explain First off, the holiday season is stressful. The end of the year is steadily approaching, and you have yet to accomplish every goal on your yearly list. The end of the first semester is drawing to a close, which means finals are approaching, and you have to finally read the chapters in your…

Keeping Your Spirit Bright While the Sun Disappears

Sheesh! This time of year sucks! I mean, yay cold weather and yay presents, but this time of year is so stressful for me. Not only do I have to find or make gifts for those I love, but I also have to stay in budget.   Have you met my Aunt Carol? NOTHING makes that woman happy! At least, nothing that seems to be in my price range. And oh lord. Don’t get me started on the insulting compliments I have to endure from Grandma June for fear of getting banished by my mother.   Then there’s the constant cleaning,…

You’re Not Alone This Christmas – And Here’s Why

Christmas is always associated with family and being together on Christmas, sharing gifts, having dinner, pulling Christmas crackers, etc. At this time of year, we forget to think of the people who are alone at this time. Do you feel alone during the holidays? Let me tell you this. You’re not alone this Christmas.   This post is going to be all about why you’re not alone this Christmas. I know it may seem that you are alone and you’re going to have a lonely Christmas but here are some reasons why you won't.   Social media   You are…

Coming Into the Christmas Mindset

Hey everyone!!! (: Happy Saturday and 1st day of December! Today I want to talk about coming into the Christmas mindset because I know that while many people think of Christmas time as the most wonderful time of year, there are still many other people who struggle to find joy during this time.   Whether you’ve had positive Christmas memories or not, there are plenty of things you can do to try and make this Holiday season the best one yet! Enjoy the Time Off Work There aren’t a whole lot of times throughout the year where you get time…

Winding Down From Being Out of Town

Depending on what your family dynamic is, having everyone all together during the Holidays can be a lot to handle. On top of that, the Holidays tend to result in a lot of people going out of town. So, when you mix the two together, it can end up creating a really stressful situation.   This can be hard for some people to come back from once the Holidays are over and they have to return to the daily grind. Here are  some tips that will hopefully help you keep your mental health intact as you integrate back into your…