Do you ever feel frustrated and try to force yourself to see the positive in a situation? Does that ever completely backfire, making you feel worse? I want you to know that you don't have to always be positive. In fact it can be necessary to make room for the "negative." Some of my biggest breakthroughs came after admitting how… Continue reading The pressure to be positive all the time
Today is one of my favorite days of the year! (Besides my birthday and every other day) On this day some many many years ago in New Jersey, a little curly-haired boy was born to a happy fun-loving Italian couple: Frank, a skilled electrician and veteran of the Navy; and Josephine, a woman whose mean… Continue reading Keeping the love alive
When you look in the mirror, what's the first thing you notice? For me it's often the pudge of my belly, how messy or greasy my hair is, the shine on my forehead. Can you relate? Do you tend to focus on features you wish you could change? Maybe you even try to avoid the… Continue reading Mirror Mirror on the Wall, I wish that I was thin and tall
Have you ever overcome an obstacle and thought, "I'm SO glad that's over with!" only to have it unexpectedly rear its ugly head again later? After my dad passed away in 2017, I began to experience anxiety and panic attacks, a struggle that lasted for nearly 2 years. When it seemed to be over, I… Continue reading When an old wound is reopened
Everyone has struggled with money in a relationship at some point. When we’re stressed about money, it’s because we aren’t doing the work to cultivate and maintain a healthy loving relationship with it. YES you are in a relationship with money. And what does a relationship require?