It’s My Birthday! Want To Celebrate With Me?
Today is my birthday! It’s hard to believe yet another year has passed. We all know how quickly time flies, but I’m noticing this to be especially true lately. I feel like my birthday (my favorite day of the year) was just here. While the day comes and goes in the blink of an eye, […]
The Importance of Core Values
6In order to truly understand what you want in life and how to get there, you need to take a deeper look at your beliefs and personal standards. In my last post, I discussed the significance of taking personal responsibility when it comes to your own happiness and growth. Here, we’ll dive into the importance […]
The 6 Self-Care Commandments
Have you noticed that self-care has become yet another thing we are expected to be good at? Because we live in a world where we are constantly comparing ourselves, trying to measure up to some version of an ideal person, we have focused on the behavior of self-care and whether or not we have done […]
The 6 Self-Care Commandments
Have you noticed that self-care has become yet another thing we are expected to be good at? Because we live in a world where we are constantly comparing ourselves to see if we measure up to some version of an ideal person, we have focused on the behavior of self-care and whether or not we […]
Is Independence Over-Rated?
When I think of the Fourth of July, I think of a summer party celebrating the independence of our country from the British Empire. A day filled with fireworks, hotdogs, and spending time with family and friends. But July 4th is not the only time we celebrate independence. If fact, independence one of the most […]
Ready For a Truth Bomb?
I’m having writer’s block. I’ve tried to write something inspiring several times over the past week and it is just not happening. Since I’m not inspired to create, I am writing myself a permission slip. When was the last time you gave yourself a permission slip? Maybe […]
Why Date Night Won’t Save Your Relationship
I know what you’re thinking. Melissa, isn’t this the exact opposite of what you’ve been encouraging for years now? Yes and no. Yes, date night is important. Unfortunately though, if your relationship is in a negative place, date night is more likely to end with tension than romance and sex. A recent session with a […]
I Have a Love-Hate Relationship with My Planner
It is a brand new year! I am bursting with new ideas and goals. One of the first things I do to kick my year off is invest in a new planner. I have spent a lot of time over the years choosing a planner. I even bought and returned several because they weren’t quite […]
Want to have more fun this holiday season? Hold up your end of the conversation.
Have you noticed lately that the generic response to “How are you?” has changed from “fine” to “busy”? Whether at a cocktail party or a family gathering, both “busy” and “fine” are kind of non-answers. Neither fosters conversation or connection. So, why do we choose to say “busy” instead of “fine”? “Being busy” makes it […]
How To Say No When You Don’t Want to Say the Word
Last year, Meghan Trainor released a song called “No.” The lyrics are, “My name is NO. My sign is NO. My number is NO. You need to let it go.” In this anthem of empowerment, Ms. Trainor clearly asserts her boundaries. Boundaries are the invisible fences we build around ourselves to maintain balance and protect […]