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

How to Build Body Confidence

It has been a busy couple of weeks with the end of the first quarter coming to a close.  As a high school English teacher, I have spent a lot of time grading essays.  Today I was inspired to write about body confidence by a group of students. I started a club after school called … Continue reading How to Build Body Confidence

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Asking for help is a sign of weakness.  This is a message I received as I prepared for job interviews when I began my teaching career.  I was told to never ask what types of supports are in place for first year teachers because asking that question would make me seem like a weak candidate.  … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Photo of The Bubbles at Acadia National Park in Maine Last weekend I climbed the most challenging hike I have ever done.  At 5 foot 1 inch tall, there were times when I had to lift my leg as high as I possibly could to get from one rock to the next.  I had to … Continue reading Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Changing Our Way of Thinking About How to Be Happy

I started listening to The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson on Audible and I’m hooked.  This book has made me think about all the messages we receive about how to be happy.  In our society, people are constantly told that happiness will come … Continue reading Changing Our Way of Thinking About How to Be Happy

How to Be a Good Friend

Maybe technology is to blame.  Some people think that being a good friend simply means sending Snapchats daily or tagging someone in a meme on Facebook rather than having a conversation.  I believe the keys to a good friendship are quite simple: have meaningful conversations, make an effort to stay in touch, and be thoughtful. … Continue reading How to Be a Good Friend