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 …

Adversity is All Around, How Are You Handling It?

When we think of adversity, we think of those situations and scenarios that pose challenges or create obstacles in our lives. As much as we would like to avoid adversity, it is a constant and ever-present force in our lives. Thus, learning how to cope with and manage adversity becomes the key to our success in life. While there are …

FLEXING YOUR BRAIN MUSCLES

You know you can flex your muscles to make a difference in your body’s fitness, but did you know that you can exercise your mental muscles and gain a better memory and more brain power? When you flex your mental muscles, the brain creates neural pathways to the brain. Some exercises and activities can effectively work the brain in five …

Hiring Freelancers to Grow Your Business

Guest Article By:  Naomi Johnson While it’s common for business owners to seek outside help for bookkeeping and accounting, there are plenty of other tasks that could be taken care of with help from freelancers. From cybersecurity to link building and even adjusting Excel spreadsheets, freelancers can take on smaller aspects of your business that will allow you to reach your goals and …

Staying Hopeful During Uncertain Times

Life isn’t always the way we want it to be. All we have to do is to glance at the headlines to see that we live in very uncertain times. The job we thought was safe might not be there tomorrow. There’s always some natural disaster somewhere. And people seem to be more cruel than kind. It’s easy to get …

Strategies to Overcome Fear So You Can Make Changes

We all experience fear sometimes, but it can paralyze us in the face of significant changes. That’s not cool. Big changes are going to happen consistently in our lives. When fear stops you in your tracks, take a few moments to consider the five strategies listed below so you can overcome your fear and move forward with positive life pivots. …

CAN’T FIND SUCCESS? – TRY BUILDING YOUR HABITS AROUND YOUR GOALS

When we aspire to change something in our lives, we usually try to take things logically, but of course, there is huge emotion at play. We’ve been told to always have an end in mind, so we create goals. Yet while goals are very important in providing direction and hopefully a preview of our desired outcome, it’s fair to say that …