How to Manage Expectations

Life is full of expectations.  When our expectations don’t meet reality, we often face negative emotions.  When our expectations cause worry about the future, we feel anxious, instead of content in the present.  A lot of people feel anxious about the work week ahead on Sundays, so they feel sad and dread Monday mornings.  Personally, … Continue reading How to Manage Expectations

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How to Live in the Moment

Like most people, I think I spend the majority of my free moments thinking about the future or the past, rather than living in the moment.  I have always been forward-thinking and while this has led me to work hard to achieve my dreams, it has also prevented me from embracing the present.  Other people … Continue reading How to Live in the Moment

Embracing Change and Uncertainty

“Embrace uncertainty.  Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” – Bob Goff As 2019 approached, I thought about what expectations and hopes I had for the coming year.  I knew that I would be experiencing a lot of changes in my life and I felt anxious … Continue reading Embracing Change and Uncertainty

How to Choose Joy

I know it has been awhile since I’ve written a post.  To be honest, I had given up on this blog.  I felt discouraged, because the blog wasn’t getting as many views as I had hoped, so I thought it wasn’t worth my time.  I started this blog with the big goal of it becoming … Continue reading How to Choose Joy

Goal Setting

Stores have New Year gear out on display and Facebook sent me a 2018 video, so I guess it’s officially time to start thinking about 2019!  I have actually already started working on my New Year’s resolutions.  Whether or not you are a fan of New Year’s resolutions, I believe it’s so important to frequently … Continue reading Goal Setting

Wedding Planning Advice

Photo Credit: Carolina Rivera This past weekend my husband and I were reminiscing about how last December we were busy planning our wedding.  We had our menu tasting and cake tasting days, and I went bridesmaids dress shopping with my ladies.  My husband and I spent many of the cold winter months wedding planning and … Continue reading Wedding Planning Advice

Be Thankful

Isn’t it interesting how Black Friday, a day that relies on people’s desire to want more, comes the day after Thanksgiving, a day that reminds people to be thankful for what they have?  I’m not going to write a negative post about Black Friday or consumerism in America, but I will say this: expressing gratitude … Continue reading Be Thankful