Everyone should have a friend like Shelley! For my 50th birthday she gave me a list of 50 things she loves about me. I love this!! Best birthday gift EVER!!
Confidence is like a perfectly choreographed dance. After you've practiced it enough, confidence appears effortless. In the early stages, you count every beat and repeat over and over so you don't miss a step. To some it comes more naturally than to other, but to all, it is a skill that can be practiced enough to master it.
In order to become resilient, our children must be given opportunities to make and carry out a plan, learn problem solving, discover their strengths and weakness and develop confidence in their ability to overcome. Only by experiencing hardships and having opportunities to fall will they uncover how truly powerful they are!
Having a gay family member was once uncharted territory and is now becoming more and more common. Join me here to learn what to say and what not to say with the help of Tyler Henrie
What if the same techniques that work effectively to build relationships with other people are also the most effective tools in helping us be our own best friend? My favorite intentional thought from this post-I AM COMPLETELY IN LOVE WITH MYSELF!
We have so many tasks to complete each day. Some we look forward to. Others....not so much. If we must do it, why not do as Mary Poppins and find "the element of fun in every job that must be done."
Warren shares with us his story of healing from his below knee amputation from the inside out
Thoughts are just stories our brains make up to make sense of the world! If It's equally as true to notice your progress as to notice your weaknesses--why not make your strengths your focus?!?! Doesn't it just feel better to count your blessings and strengths!!
Many people believe confidence is something people either have or don't have. That idea couldn't be more false. Confidence is a FEELING that is created based on THOUGHTS we think about ourselves. Self Confidence is a feeling we can learn by intentionally choosing thoughts that create the feeling of confidence. Stick with me to see how this is done!!
We have been sent here to learn to love and to practice that skill over and over again.
If you have never had your faith tested, I can almost promise you will!! Having questions isn't a problem!! The biggest question is what to do when you have questions!
When we have deep faith in a church and raise our children in that faith, it can be very painful if our children choose to leave. In this post, we explore together how to maintain a healthy relationship with our children no matter what.
Did you know money is one of the biggest sources of conflict in a marriage? What are your values? If you want to change your financial situation, the most effective change comes from changing the way you think about money!!
Marraige has ups and downs. I choose to intentionally focus on the strengths of my husband so we can grow closer rather than allowing his faults to drive a wedge between us.
Once our kids are financially independent and have families of their own, our role as parents shifts. Learn how to adapt to life changes without being frustrated by them.
Are family reunions worth the hassle and stress? That's totally up to you, my friend! Learn the mindset necessary to make the next family gathering the best yet!!
Don't miss out on the best things in life by focusing on negativity and faults. Real beauty is found as we look for the strengths and successes in ourselves and in our children. Be cheerleader or the critic--the choice is yours.
Your feelings aren't right or wrong, they are just yours. Truly understanding and FEELING those emotions is pivotal in creating your best future self. This is not a step to lightly brush over.
Getting the courage to conquer an organizing project is often the hardest part about the job. Baby steps are the key to conquering overwhelm and confusion. Ready. Set. Go!
Our brains find evidence to support our thoughts. If we think about the things we aren't good at, that's what our brains are going to find evidence for. If we choose to focus on the positive, so will our clever little brains!!! Let's not waste any brain power on negative self talk. Hopefully, Mary's list will help you compile one of your own.--Connie
Our power to love others increases exponentially as we are able to truly love and accept ourselves where we are in this game of life right now; just the way we are! They are also a great go to place for intentional thoughts when we are struggling with negative self talk. Choose positive thoughts about yourself!! Please share your lists with me!