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You guys remember that dog character in the movie "UP" that sees a squirrel and gets completely distracted? He can't finish a thought and totally disrupts a normal conversations with friends because of something he hears/sees/smells?  Yeah, I can relate on a deep personal level to good ole' Dug The Dog. If you haven't seen the movie "Up"- do yourself a favor and watch it.  Like right now.  Wait- don't.  Don't let me distract you!  Staying on task and focus has always been a problem for me throughout my life. Some friends and family think it's a cute Katie-quirk and...

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You made it to our final post about creating boundaries in your life! Just by reading each post, you've shown you are open to change, and ready to receive happiness. Let's dig into the last topic of discussion, "I am enough".  This may not sound like it has anything to do with setting boundaries, but let me tell you why it does.  It actually may be the most important step in this entire blog series.  This is because you have to be secure enough with yourself to stop seeking validation and reassurance from others when it comes to creating boundaries. ...

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Have you been working on taking responsibility for your happiness?  Awesome job!  Let's chat about Part 7, "I have the right to express my needs honestly". So let's say through all this self work you've been putting in, you realize you have a need that is vital to your journey.  This could look like a desire to volunteer or give back in some way, a physical release like sports or exercise, an endorphin rush like skydiving or rock climbing, seeking beauty in nature through hiking or camping, or just carving out more time for fun like dancing or more social...

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Hey you!  Thanks for sticking with us for Part 6 of our blog series about boundaries, I am responsible for my own happiness! When I was younger, I had a really bad habit of thinking my happiness was wrapped up in my friends, my boyfriend, or my success in sports and school. If something went wrong, it was because my boyfriend was a jerk, my coach was an idiot,  and my teacher hated me. Nothing was ever my fault- it was everyone else's problem. It wasn't until I went through a real crisis, (not just typical teenage/young adult drama) that...

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Welcome to Part One of our first ever Blog Series, "Creating Boundaries Creates Happiness!"  Today we discuss that it is okay to say "no".  Join us for lots of great tips on how saying no can actually make you a happier person!

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