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17 Quotes to Help Shine Light During Dark Times

Have you watched the news lately? Maybe you shouldn’t. Some days it seems like all we hear about are tragedies, victims, anger, hate, violence, crime, and wars. The world can seem like a very dark place. It can be discouraging and even frightening. It’s part of the reason I began this blog. I wanted to share some light during dark times. How we talk to ourselves and others has a big effect on how well we handle dark times.  Negative self-talk creates self-doubt, lowers self-esteem, and creates fear, anxiety, and even depression.  The same goes for how we talk about Read More

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Collecting Kindness is Good for Us All

So I’ve been collecting quotes about kindness and compassion. (There are a lot of them! Stay tuned for a great list in a future post.) I’ve gone from collecting quotes to reading more in depth advice on how to add compassion and happiness to life. I am learning that kindness is something that we need to practice in order to be really good at it. Practicing kindness requires us to be kind to everyone we meet, even if we’re really not feeling it. It doesn’t cost anything to be kind. Zig Ziglar said “When you see someone without a smile, Read More