31 Days to a Positive Inner Voice: Black and White Thinking

One of the important thinking styles to recognize we may have is black and white thinking. Black and white thinking is where you see a situation as solely one or the other. A person is a friend or an enemy. Things are right or wrong. If you do not love someone then you hate them. …

How to Relax and Take Parenting Criticism

No matter how much we wish it weren’t true, criticism seems to be a definite when it comes to motherhood. As mothers we feel we know what is right, we have our own opinions about raising kids. Often times these opinions can be shared or pushed on others. Then, if parenting criticism is inevitable, how …

The Power of Self Care: Why Self Care is Not Selfish

I cannot say that I ever really heard “self-care” until I was pregnant and then a mom. The term self-care is thrown around a lot for moms and I did not understand the Power of Self Care until I became a mother. As a mother we spend just about every waking moment on our family. …

How to Remain a Positive Parent and Ignore the Judgment

No matter how often we say, “I do not judge,” we cannot truly avoid it. Why? Because everyone does it. Everyone judges, everyone observes the world around them and passes judgment on events, beliefs, practices, and chooses to agree with them or not to. It is right for us as parents to understand how we …

15 Proven Methods to Become Easy Going and Positive

It’s often hard for moms to be easy going. It’s often hard for everyone to be easy going. There’s so much out there that can make us question, that can frighten, that concerns us, and causes anxiety. There are so many things that we have no control over that make us control what we feel …

Why I’ve Started 2018 with Gratitude Everyday

With the start of the new year I’ve decided I need to be more grateful. I need to remember my blessings more, stop complaining, be happy, and live in the moment. In an effort to do so I’ve started declaring one thing I’m thankful for a day. I’m doing so on my Instagram feed check it out at @ssageadvice.

How Journaling Can Improve Self-Esteem and Decrease Self-Doubt

Journaling can be a very helpful with many mental health issues especially low self-esteem and rampant self-doubt. Have you ever been extremely anxious, angry, sad, frustrated, and once you spoke to someone, or wrote it down, you felt better? Just being able to express yourself is very important for happiness. Journaling is a fantastic way to express yourself.