Top 7 Most Life-Changing Tips

So I have something to confess. I adore self-help books. It's like having a motivational speaker and wise guru at arms reach, whenever you need to be inspired or guided. Here are my top five favorite inspirational books of all time: 1. Mans’ Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 2. Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul by Deepak Chopra 3. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer 4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey 5. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod Unlike with the advice of a well-meaning friend or relative, if...Read More

Five Steps to Creating a Children’s Play Plan

Five Steps to Creating a Children's Playroom & Plan: for Smarter Kids and a Happier Parent[/caption] Creating a Space to Play There are just five steps to take to support your child in developing their intelligence. Bonus: they will demand less screen time, and you will win yourself some peaceful time to accomplish the many tasks on your to-do list, or just lay on the sofa and read a book. Sound enticing? Read on. 1 Step: Limit Screen time to no more than an hour a day to increase independent play I’m sure you’ve heard this recommendation; this is because...Read More

Choose Joy over Happiness

I am resolving from this day forward to choose joy over happiness. Perhaps you want to give it a try too? The word happiness resonates throughout our modern culture. Happiness is revered, longed for, worked on as a project. I was swept up in the endless pursuit of happiness for a while myself. Until the day I went out for my usual walk through green fields and to the woods. It was the first time I had felt healthy enough to go after struggling with pneumonia. It was glorious to be healthy again after weeks of weakness and illness. Walking...Read More