Think Outside the Box

Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday was April 15th, and that day marks the beginning of World Creativity and Innovation Week, concluding in World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21st. It’s no coincidence WCID falls the day before Earth Day. The goal of this event is to encourage people everywhere to come together with their best ideas…

Life Changes

I know we’ll be okay.  I know there are some changes I can make…It’s all doable, and you’re going to see it happen.

Communication Master Key: Assertiveness

Assertiveness is not just a skill to develop if you find it hard to say no. It can help you get what you need if your direct approach is rubbing people the wrong way. An aggressive approach can cause people to not want to hear what you have to say. Assertiveness is a middle ground…

Never Too Late

My job as Service Coordinator exposes me to all sorts of breakthroughs.  My property serves the low-income elderly and disabled.  These are folks who likely did not have many opportunities for personal growth early in life, or for whatever reason find themselves at a disadvantage in their current life.  Previously, I had only served as…

Anxiety at the Grocery Store

It’s been a while since I’ve been this close to a panic attack in public. Sunday, sometime in the middle of the day, I needed to go to the store to pick up some things for the house. Typically, if my boyfriend is awake before one of his work nights, we’ll go shopping together, but…

My Mundane Dream

They always tell you to dream big, but the little dreams, the mundane dreams, can also bring joy to our lives.  Maybe the mundane dreams seem like they detract from progress towards a big dream, but my opinion is that realizing the little dreams makes it easier to dream big later.  The little dreams are…