Smiling Through The Pain

With twist, turns, ups, downs, sickness, death, disappointment, and so often, very few in my corner to lift me when I found myself lacking that “self-starter – go-get-it” drive most are accustomed to seeing me function from, I lost sight of the plan. Frustrated and overwhelmed, I found myself trapped in a past plan…looking forRead More

Taking Control of Your Life

I mean, who sets out to be a first generation college graduate when statistics (and people) say it’s highly unlikely given that I was a teenage mother? Who helps those in need regardless of their own needs? Who mentors girls and boys alike because they believe in them? Who studies multiple languages because they enjoyRead More

Know thyself, Embrace who you are

“In order to know who you really are,  In order to know the power which you possess, In order to grow,  In order to live and be free,  You must first be willing to embrace every moment… The days before your existence,  The days when you came to be and the legacy that you willRead More

Happiness Really Can Improve Health

Scientists have thought for years that happiness may have a real effect on physical health, but a comprehensive new review makes the case stronger than ever. The review, published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, examines the effects of “subjective well-being”—a measure of how people evaluate their own lives—on various aspects of physical health. The topic hasRead More