Why Good Intentions Don’t Count

Why Good Intentions Don’t Count

This is a very hard truth for me, and it may be for you as well.  But hear me out.  Good intentions are a wonderful thing to have, and they make us feel good about ourselves.  They’re especially good comfort when things don’t work out the way we wanted or planned, or if we failContinue Reading

To Supplement or Not to Supplement?

To Supplement or Not to Supplement?

Dietary supplements have become amazingly popular.  When you go to the store, you’ll find at least one full aisle dedicated to them, or if you’re feeling really ambitious you can go to an entire store dedicated to them, such as The Vitamin Shoppe or GNC.  And it seems like there’s something out there for everythingContinue Reading

Electronics and Our Ability to Focus

Electronics and Our Ability to Focus

Are you easily distracted? Do you ever wonder what all the screen time you get every day is doing to your attention span?  Do you read the studies they do on little kids that talk about how television and video games contribute to shortened attention spans and ADHD and wonder if this might apply to you,Continue Reading

Everyday Happiness

Everyday Happiness

I have my friend Kaley to thank for the inspiration for this post.  She wrote about finding happiness in the mundane a few days ago on her blog (she has a great blog; you should check it out), and it got me thinking.  Save the jokes; there was no smoke coming out of my earsContinue Reading

Say What You Mean: The Benefits of Being Genuine

Say What You Mean: The Benefits of Being Genuine

“Honesty is the best policy” We spend a lot of time on translations, and I don’t mean translating between different languages.  Few of us actually say what we really mean. Instead, when we have conversations or answer questions, we say what we think the other person wants to hear, or we say what we wantContinue Reading