Welcome to the Bright Side, an online guide to help you find peace and clarity in your needs, so you can live your fullest life. I believe that looking inward can help the external chaos fade away. Together, we can discover our needs, and our truest selves. Whether you are into self care, success, achievement, or balance you will find it here.
I believe that meeting our needs and wants through self care will help you to fall in love with your journey, desires and life. Some people believe that once they meet their goals or have success happiness will follow, but its never the black and white. I believe that being present to all your emotional, mental, physical, spiritual needs will allow you to enjoy each day and all the hiccups along the way.
Through blog posts, emails, and free resources I help women transitioning from one new adventure to another rediscover their needs and purpose. Whether you have been into self care for years or just started, I am here to encourage you to act with intention and let your self care guide you path.
The Bright Side is about discovering who you really are and embracing it. We all are trying to get to happiness, and we all will stumble and fall along the way. I hope you learn something about yourself by reading my blog - good, bad, and ugly. We are continuously learning and life is a continuous journey. We must make the choice to be on and see the bright side.
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What does it take to reach success? Is there a secret to getting there that only some people have figured out? Many of us wonder if we have the special stuff to do what it takes to reach success. You are capable of success, however you define it. It doesn't take a special talent or certain genes. You don't need a specific personality or the right the smile.
Those things may help you get to success, but only if you are doing these 5 habits. These are what can get you to the top of your game, and crushing goals. These habits are hard work, passion, being grateful for the journey, sticking with it and practice. I will discuss each of these practices in more detail providing actionable steps to help you implement them more effectively in your life.
When we are on the grind we hunt for resources guide us in our journey. Sometimes we need to hear about individuals overcoming odds, sometimes we need actionable steps to take, or sometimes we need someone to gives us more information to spark creativity.
My number one resource has always been books. I listen to podcasts, and read blogs too, but love a good book. Here a few books that will hopefully give you the guidance you require.
So, here we go! Get ready to dive in to your success!
I love setting goals and dreaming big. But when it comes time to actually start achieving goals, I usually realize which goals were good choices and which weren't. When choosing which goals to follow through with there are 4 questions you should be asking.
Short term goals, that last less than a month can be superfluous, mean nothing to you, and have no benefit. Those can be conquered even when you are not invested because the time period is so short. But, when you are investing time over months and years for a goal, the reason for doing it has to go beyond "just because," in order to feel any sort of accomplishment at the end.
Feel like a dud about the holidays? Remember that joy and excitement that you felt when you were a child during this time of year? Want to get it back, try some of these ideas to find your holiday spirit. It is sure to put a smile on your face.
Things have a way of coming true when we say it out loud. When we yell it from the roof tops and tell people, the universe, God, your best friend Lola, something happens. We are heard and everyone starts to work for us. I call this speaking it into life. You are bringing this thought, hope, dream in to existence. Taking it out of your head and planting it in this world.
So, you have a hope, a dream, a desire for something! It’s exciting and scary and invigorating! You are a courageous human being for admitting that there is something greater you want out of life. I want you to get it all, and to experience the joy and satisfaction of success.
Some days it is hard to see the silver lining, the little nugget of good, or even a reason to keep trucking a long. But, guess what? There is. Being able to see what you have and being grateful for it can lead to a change in mindset and a change in circumstances. When you have only time to pin point the good in your life you don't have time to sit in the bad and negative.
Now I am not saying that you bury your head in the sand about the struggles, issues, and problems. But, when you tackle them, you do it with the perspective and mind set to know that there is still great things going on in your life and good opportunities ahead. Gratitude can help you see there is so much more out there, and you can continue to push, jump, struggle, and leap for it.
Danielle Laporte gives an explosive deep dive into the soul, through 16 beefy chapters, which she calls sessions, in Fire Starter Sessions. Each of us is trying to live our fullest lives but sometimes we are not being true to our character or our true calling. Fire Starter Sessions pushes you explore yourself and what makes you joyous and driven.
Already feeling the pressure and time restraints to find the perfect presents, make it to he holiday parties, clean, cook amazing holiday treats, and somehow still take care of yourself? The holidays can be extra exhausting with so many expectations of making things amazing and fun for everyone. Holiday stress is real and leads to freak outs over burnt cookies, tears over sold out gifts, and utter shame when forgetting to attend a holiday party. This time of year is supposed to bring family and friends together so we can cherish what is really important - each other. There are lots of ideas ahead on how to manage your holiday stress so that you can actually enjoy the holidays.
So you have been stuck without a job for what feels like an eternity. For some it could be a couple of weeks, others it may be months or years. Whatever it is for you, you have hit rock bottom and sadness, despair and self loathing have kick in. It’s hard to find motivation to do much of anything. You wake up late, and prefer to nap the day away. Sleep has more appeal than your life, if anything it eats up the day so there isn’t too much time spent thinking about your circumstances. Rejection is taking its toll and really you wonder if you should have chosen another profession or why you liked this profession in the first place.
The fun in funenployment usually fades within the first couple weeks as the dull monotonous days blend into one another. Looking for a job can be tedious and with no real reward like a paycheck at the end of the week for your hard work. Bordom can set in because of the solitary days and repetitive activities. As someone who has been through it on multiple occasions and understands the mindset, I and others have done a couple of things to get through each day.