5 Tips for Handling Stress Over the Holidays

I can be a highly stressed and anxious person. A lot of the time, if you don’t see me daily, I can hide it, but those that know me well, see me often, know it and can read me easily. My husband is one of those people. He can read me, he won’t necessarily know what is wrong or bothering me but he always knows when something is. I will not claim that I’m any master at handling stress but these are tips I’m hoping to implement myself and hope they’ll help.

Affirmations and Their Importance in Boosting Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem

There are so many factors in today’s society that drags on self esteem, especially for young girls and teenagers. However, there are several things we can do to teach our daughters in an effort to help them boost their self esteem. One of which is to teach them affirmations. Our thoughts have a lot of …

Living with It: Mental Illness and Ending the Stigma

When you hear the term “mental illness” there’s immediately a negative stigma that comes unfairly attached. Mental illness simply is that, an illness in your brain. Just like arthritis, or kidney disease it needs to be treated. In this day and age it’s still taboo to be open and honest about having a mental illness. Those of us …

Acceptance and Supporting Same-Sex Parents

Recently I read an article that had me just feeling terrible. The article was from Christianheadlines.com and its headline is ‘New Research Shows Increased Risk of Same-Sex Parenting‘. This article was claiming research shows that kids raised by same-sex parents have increased emotional issues, depression and sexual abuse. Looking into the sexual abuse argument is …

Emotional Intelligence: The Key to a Lasting Marriage and How to Strengthen it.

My husband and I met online we chatted for a while then met in person for our first date. We had a good conversation, he impressed me, but I did not fall in love at first sight, nor did he. We definitely had an impact on one another though, we had this feeling like something …

4 Ways to Encourage Kindness in Kids

There are so many things we want for our children. Even before having kids I remember dreaming of the day I was a parent. Dreaming of my children growing up to be smart, successful, compassionate and kind. I dreamt of the day my child would be the friend everyone wanted to have and not because …

Feminism, Finding Women’s Strength

“Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” D. Anderson Woman are believed, all too often, to be weak, but women are not. Women are strong and that strength should be nourished and supported. That strength should be seen, believed, respected, and shown. …

Valentine’s Day DIY: Heart Shaped Bath Bombs

I love making gifts for my friends and family. Admittedly time is always a factor. I’d make more gifts if I had infinite time. These wonderful heart shaped bath bombs are so quick and easy. With a little pretty wrapping it’s a simple, cheap, yet pretty and well thought out DIY Valentine’s Day gift. *affiliate …

Why Can’t We Stop Judging One Another

In today’s political climate it is clear to me one thing. We all need to be more understanding and realize when we just DO NOT know. We all have our own beliefs, our own fears, our own religions, but we all live separate lives. Every person experiences life, death, trauma, good situations and bad in …

31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Overgeneralization

Overgeneralization is a thinking style that can be very harmful to our inner voice. Overgeneralization is when we generalize beyond appropriate or justified limits. What does this mean? We tend to have one experience and generalize it to all experiences. I personally do this a lot. Overgeneralization and Social Anxiety Overgeneralization can commonly be an …