Painted Rocks for Inspiration and Positivity

Moraine State Park Bike Path Have you ever noticed painted rocks with nice messages on your walk, hike or at the park? The idea behind painting rocks and leaving them about in nature is for people to find them and to feel inspired or to receive a positive reminder. The person who finds a rock … Continue reading Painted Rocks for Inspiration and Positivity

Be Your Own Sunshine: Make changes

"You cannot expect to meet new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change." Les Brown Sometimes you have to be your own sunshine. We can't fully control our environment and what's going on around us, but we can change what's going on within us. Ugly weather, pandemic, dealing with grief, loss, depression, … Continue reading Be Your Own Sunshine: Make changes

Live Now and Lift Your Spirits with “High Hopes”

High Hopes by Patrick Lindsay is a book that contains simple suggestions, supported by quotes of wisdom. It encourages us to slow down and make small changes. To live moment by moment. We have the power to change our lives. I love this little book for myself and the people I work with. "Live NowRefuse … Continue reading Live Now and Lift Your Spirits with “High Hopes”

If You Could Speak to Your Younger Self (Journal prompt)

Journal prompt If you could speak to your younger self, what advice would you give? Give advice to your younger self by writing a letter. Psychology research on reminiscence and regrets shows that this little talk can have value in helping you realize your current goals. If you're feeling stuck in knowing what you should … Continue reading If You Could Speak to Your Younger Self (Journal prompt)

Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures: The best child resources

Two awesome places to find resources for teachers and parents to best support their children are Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures. Teachers Pay Teachers Teachers Pay Teachers is the go-to platform created by teachers, for teachers to access the community, content, and tools they need to teach at their best. Founded in 2006, TpT … Continue reading Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures: The best child resources

Things to Remember During Bad Days

Your day is still full of potential and possibilities even if The weather is nasty and you're stuck indoors. Your car got a flat tire on the way to work. You received a negative report that was out of your control. You didn't get the job or raise. A major household appliance broke. You received … Continue reading Things to Remember During Bad Days

How to Write an “Unfinished Business” Letter to Help with Processing and Closure

To help resolve any unfinished business that you have with another person, write a letter. This may be written to a person who has hurt or wronged you, and who is no longer a part of your life. The purpose of writing the letter is to foster healing. Healing is a process, and you may … Continue reading How to Write an “Unfinished Business” Letter to Help with Processing and Closure

What Advice Would You Give Your Past Self?

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your past self? -- Answer this question by either journaling it out or writing your past self a letter. Writing to your past self helps us acknowledge and process how things have changed and how we have grown over time. Once we identify what we … Continue reading What Advice Would You Give Your Past Self?

How to Get Through the Day When the World Seems to be Falling Apart

These 13 tips are specific to living through a pandemic (COVID-19) where there are multiple tragic events and crisis occurring at once on a worldwide scale A brief overview of the destruction that COVID-19 has caused • People are ill and dying from a virus. • People are socially isolated from family and friends. • … Continue reading How to Get Through the Day When the World Seems to be Falling Apart

Journal Prompts: have a healthier relationship to food

Having a better relationship to food is about mindset, which takes unraveling the current messages you have been operating under and re-wiring the brain with messages that serve you. This all starts out with discovering your current messages and limiting beliefs. After completing these questions, go back through your answers and look for behavioral and … Continue reading Journal Prompts: have a healthier relationship to food