WHAT IS HOPE AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Hope is one of those things that people don’t always understand well, though oddly enough, we all need it to live a happy, healthy life. After all, hope is what helps you see your situation and then shows you the way out. What is hope? According to the dictionary, hope is “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain …

What is it mean to be mentally strong?

When you hear this phrase, do you picture a person who has a strong physical presence, or a person who always seem to know the correct answers? Or is it the person who holds medals and trophies and seems to be a winner in everything? Perhaps you cannot identify yourself as a mentally strong person because you don’t have what …

5 Reasons Adversity Is Your Greatest Gift In Life

Since 2020 keeps on “giving” us so many challenges, dealing with adversity is a timely subject to address.  Adversity is defined by Dictionary.com as “a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress.” While no one enjoys experiencing adverse circumstances, adversity can play a significant role in personal growth and development by aiding in the generation of critical skills and knowledge. …

Who Else Wants to Stop Feeling Stressed Out by Politics?

You’ve probably noticed that politics tend to be divisive and lately, it has been downright ugly.  TV commentators and family members argue about impeachment, health care, and climate change. However, you may not realize how much impact this stress can have on your personal health and relationships. Almost 40% of adults agreed that politics is causing them stress, according to …

Using Humor to Resolve Conflict in Your Relationship

The conflict has been brewing all day. The combatants are at crisis point, and it feels like that everyone is holding their collective breath waiting to see what happens next. At this point, they’re ready for bloodshed, or at the very least, some very strong words. The last thing they expect is for one of the key players in the …