Category: living better

Music Makes Me Feel Alive

This blog series, #30DaysofGratitude, hopes to share bits of gratitude and create an awareness of how gratitude can change our mindset. Every day this month, I, along with other writers, teachers and friends, will post about all things gratitude. Come along for the ride and let me know what you are most grateful for every day –... Read more »

Ten Random Things I Am Grateful For. 

This blog series, #30DaysofGratitude, hopes to share bits of gratitude and create an awareness of how gratitude can change our mindset. Every day this month, I, along with other writers, teachers and friends, will post about all things gratitude. Come along for the ride and let me know what you are most grateful for every day –... Read more »

Three Things To Help You Live an Optimistic Life

Written by: Melisa Wells For many of us, the end of 2016 couldn’t come fast enough…and then 2017 began. Oy vey. Be careful what you wish for.  Less-than-satisfactory times in America notwithstanding, I remain an optimist. I really do believe that everything is going to—eventually—be okay. Things always work out, don’t they? In my opinion,... Read more »
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Why I am Thankful for My Little Sister: A Love Letter to Sarah

The month of November is a great time to develop a gratitude practice. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, the spirit of the season seems to set the tone for gratitude. This blog series, #30DaysofGratitude, hopes to share bits of gratitude and create an awareness of how gratitude can change our mindset. Every day this month, I,... Read more »

Do You Still Date Your Partner?

“You looked so gorgeous tonight.” Say what? These are words Hubs spoke to me tonight before we went to bed. He kissed me on the cheek after I said ‘Awww thank you baby,” big kiss and tender looks…  I marveled at how five words made me feel more alive and special than I’d felt in... Read more »

Five Things I am Obsessed With Right Now

Whenever I find something I love, whether it be a song, new recipe or a new catch phrase, I love and need to share it. Here are five things I am loving right now – two beauty products, a book, a podcast and some music. NYX Professional Makeup Dream Catcher Eye Shadow Palette   I am... Read more »
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Being Brave: Can We Speak AND Listen to End Gun Violence?

We are here again. Heartbroken, incredulous. Perhaps some of us are even desensitized. I sure hope not. It hurts. This place of fear and uncertainty. Yes we need thoughts and prayers. We also need to speak up and speak well. We cannot name call and dehumanize even those of us who act inhumanely. By dehumanizing... Read more »

I Wore a Bikini and This is What Happened

Donning a bikini is not a normal occurrence for me. I haven’t worn a bikini proudly since….ever. While I wore them in high school and college, in my 20s and on my honeymoon, I was always self conscious about my body. It was so unnecessary back then. I was a healthy, fit and confident girl.... Read more »

2016: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Another year gone by. The passing of time always confounds me. Every year I ask myself the most obvious questions like how can I have two teenagers, how can I be 47, have we really had our dog eight years and where does the time go? Or the one that usually blows me away when... Read more »
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Gratitude: What I've Learned

It’s the last day of #30DaysofGratitude. 30 days of sharing my own thoughts and musings about what I am grateful for and 30 days of sharing other people’s moments of grace and gratefulness. It’s been an amazing ride this year and I have learned so very much. I know without a doubt that practicing gratitude... Read more »