Screen Fiend

There is a great amount of discussion today about screen time; how much time you allow your children every day, and the influence this time has on the child's development. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics excessive screen time can put children at risk for a number of different problems. Children and teens who overuse screens... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness Vs Mindlessness Consumption

When we think of mindfulness I think there is often this image that comes to mind of a Buddhist Monk meditating and reaching some higher sense of awareness. And as Aubrey Marcus says in Own the Day, Own Your Life "meditation is an extension of mindfulness," mindfulness comes in many other forms. There is a strong... Continue Reading →

June Happiness Project

I'm a little late getting started on June's happiness project, which is ironic because the focus this month is on Mindfulness. This month I want to focus on the present and being aware and enjoying the moment. When I worked in the mental health field, I led a therapy group, in which we focused whole... Continue Reading →

Everything is Loud

I have officially had my hearing aids for two weeks now, and it has been interesting; let's start from the beginning. First off, hearing aids are expensive, and because part of my Happiness Project has been managing finances, I knew that when I was told I would need hearing aids, that the finances of it would... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Husband!

Yesterday we celebrated my darling husband's birthday. Every year, I try to make a big deal of his birthday, and make him feel special, because it wasn't always that way. In many ways, he had a not-so-great childhood. His parent's divorced when he was young, and it was really ugly. He didn't have contact with... Continue Reading →

Self-Deprecation and Discomfort

I recently started the Beach Body 80 Day Obsession workout plan, in conjunction with my Advocare One80. I was finishing my Leg Day work out, sucking wind and pushing myself while my husband was watching the girls, and trying to occupy them so I could concentrate on a workout that was kicking my @$$. He... Continue Reading →

Did You Hear That?… I Sure Didn’t.

As part of my happiness project, for the month of February of focused on self-care. As previously discussed, I've been attempting to exercise, eat healthier, continue my Advocare one80 challenge, and wash my face; each of which I have continued to stay consistent with, even in the month of March. However, there has been one... Continue Reading →

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