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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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For the Love of Books and Mom: 12 Literary Quotes for Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone. Regardless of our current status in life, we can all celebrate the day because without our mothers we wouldn’t be here. Thanks  Mom! I love books. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. There are currently more than 10 books waiting for me on my nightstand. My mother is not a book lover like me. I got that trait from my dad. Thanks Dad!  It’s probably not a big surprise that I also love words, quotes, and sayings. In fact, I collect them. Check out my Pinterest quote boards here. I’m also a mom. Sometimes Read More

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12 Inspirational Quotes to Start the New Year Off Right

Many people think it’s a good idea to make New Year’s Resolutions. I quit doing that years ago. Why make a resolution that I’m only going to break and feel bad about in a month or two? Instead, I pick some words of inspiration and encouragement that will hep me in the New Year. I love to collect inspirational quotes. I put them on my bathroom mirror and fill Pinterest boards with them. As an avid bullet journal fan, I write them on my weekly and daily pages for encouragement. I recently discovered Canva.com, where I can dress up my favorite quotes Read More

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15 Quotes to Remember for National Gratitude Month

November is National Gratitude Month. That shouldn’t come as a surprise given that many of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving in a few weeks. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love a good feast, especially if it comes with gravy and pumpkin pie (not together though!). I love getting together with friends and family, the smell of turkey roasting in the oven, napping with a full stomach, and leftover turkey sandwiches. Sometimes, however, the craziness of food prep and the gathering crowd takes over.  We get pulled into the stress of meal planning and preparation, or perhaps into Read More