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Gratitude- How it affects you and why it’s so important

With 100,000+ hits on YouTube at last check, you may have already seen this adorable video of the little girl who is given a paperclip as a gift.  Beyond being seriously cute (almost as cute as the little girl that rules my house with glitter and tutus) it has a beautiful message about gratitude.   It got me thinking, why is gratitude so important? It feels good and doesn’t take much effort, but what is it affecting?

The answer is a lot, and it all relates back to your happiness.  Here are some of the big ones. Continue reading Gratitude- How it affects you and why it’s so important

3 ways to create greater self-esteem

self-esteemCould your self-esteem be even higher?

You might be the person who most of the time feels pretty good about yourself.  You’re making it into the office on time, drinking your cold-pressed juices from Squeeze, even finding time to do a bit of yoga, yet you still have days where you feel down on yourself.  Maybe today you experienced a situation where you know you were completely capable of doing something,
but then that old self-doubt crept in.  Maybe it was a feeling or that negative voice in the back of your mind.  Rationally, you know this shouldn’t be a big deal, but your confidence is shaken, maybe even shot. Continue reading 3 ways to create greater self-esteem

Fast and effective trick to beat stress and anxiety

anxiousFeeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety is a very personal experience.

In the past, when I had a lot of stress and anxiety in my day-to-day life, my stomach was always a mess.  Occasionally I would even have mini panic attacks. I’ll never forget the first time it happened.  I was on a business trip and had to pick up a rental car, something I had done countless times before.  There I was sitting in the parking garage when all of a sudden I felt completely overwhelmed. I couldn’t catch my breath and I had a tight feeling in my chest.  It was really frightening, but I was also embarrassed by my lack of control. Continue reading Fast and effective trick to beat stress and anxiety