How To Use Affirmations To Improve Mindset

Affirmations can lift your spirits and Improve Your Mindset

We have all heard of Affirmations and may have used them in the past, or enjoyed them in social media memes. There is a good reason why we see them so often; they have the power to give us an instant and subliminal boost of feel good hormones! This can really make a big difference in both small and big ways.

I wonder how many of us have actually embraced them as a tool to combat anxiety, stress or overwhelm though? 

If you haven’t used affirmation as a process of improving your mood and disposition, you are in for a real treat!

Healthy Summer Snacks That Are Portable And Delicious

Sliced apple with nut butter and blueberry filling
Enjoy these tips for some quick and easy healthy summer snacks that are both portable and delicious. With the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies available during the summer months, it's a great time to indulge in some nutritious treats. By having a variety of healthy snacks on hand, it becomes easier to make healthier diet decisions and enjoy the summer without spending too much time in the kitchen. 

Denial vs Positivity: What's The Difference And Why Does It Matter?

Smiley face in viceThere is a difference between denial and positive mindset. 
Denial can be a necessary survival instinct, allowing us to put some distance between ourselves and traumatic events. On the other hand, negative denial occurs when we cover up problems and refuse to acknowledge their existence, leading to stress and anxiety. 
It is important to acknowledge and address problems in order to maintain a positive mindset. Here are some handy tips to use when embracing positivity without denial can empower us and lead to a sense of control; even in challenging situations.

Why Grief and Trauma May Be the Hidden Enemy Behind Chronic Stress

Woman on beach with question: are you stress reactive or stress responsive?
This article outlines the lasting effects that grief, abuse, and trauma can have on our ability to manage stress and react to challenging situations. Childhood trauma can result in unhealthy reactions to stress as adults, such as hyper-vigilance and self-sabotage, ultimately blocking us from living a joyful life. However, the good news is that there are things we can do to transition from being stress-reactive to stress-responsive.
By practicing these easy methods regularly, they can become second nature. Managing stress becomes easier over time. Overall, the importance of managing stress by practicing self-care is highlighted here, along with the benefits of intentionally responding to stress.

The Great and Powerful Mysteries of Aging

Aging is a great and powerful mystery!

The experience of aging is composed of "little deaths," like wrinkles and hearing loss, as well as "big deaths" like losing loved ones and experiencing memory issues. 
While targeted marketing insists they can restore loss with "magic pills, potions, lotions and experts that promise they can reverse the aging process," ultimately, we still die. There are much more graceful and healthy ways to age: such as adopting quality lifestyle habits; 
  1. Moderation
  2. Realistic expectations
  3. Laughter...