Category: Happiness and Joy

How to Help Others in a Big Way: Simple Acts of Kindness

Earlier this week, I spent the two-hour drive back home from Norman to Tulsa thinking about the upcoming year and how I could do more. Particularly, with simple acts of kindness and helping others.

You see, this past Christmas, I felt particularly grateful.

Grateful for my family. For our health. For all of the good … Read more

How to Have Fun

Have You Forgotten How to Have Fun?

Inside: Tips on how to have fun again. In case you’ve forgotten.

Fun. Do You Have It?

I recently started meditating again. (Because that’s what the therapist said to do.)

No rushing to my computer first thing in the morning. No checking emails. Or scrolling through my phone. Instead, the first thing I do is … Read more

Don’t Let These Things Steal Your Joy

Joy. Do you have it? I think it’s hard sometimes, to feel joy on a regular basis. We’re distracted, rushed and overwhelmed. Running around, crossing things off our lists. Adding more things to the list. Trying to get by, keep up, stay afloat, manage the mess. Sometimes I think we’re trying so damn hard to … Read more

Things to Know About Yourself

Things You Need to Know about Yourself for Better Awareness

Have you ever wondered how well you know yourself? Are there things you don’t know about yourself that you probably should?

Those might seem like weird questions. But self-awareness is an essential part of a fulfilling life. Because the better you know yourself, the easier it is to create the life you want.

It took … Read more

Midlife Transition - Woman's tattoo wrist, cup of tea, pink and blue flowers

The Struggle with Midlife Transition and How to Empower Yourself

Inside: Overcome the struggles of your “midlife transition.”

I sat on a chair at Ulta and looked in the mirror while a beautiful, dewy-skinned diva applied make-up to my jawline. Once again, I was searching for something better. 

Something to just give me a bit more coverage. To reduce the appearance of fine lines. And … Read more