The Problem with Optimism

Despite my depression I have always thought of myself as an optimistic person, until the day my therapist told me to stop... People who seem to be the happiest are those that are the most optimistic. Because of this, there is a lot of push to be optimistic. Now, I'm not saying that optimism is... Continue Reading →

Proud to be a Harry Potter nerd!

Harry Potter has been on my mind a lot lately. My little brothers have been watching the movies for the first time over these last couple of weeks, which has got my husband and I watching them again. Then, with with the amazing Alan Rickman passing away, I feel as if Harry Potter is everywhere. And... Continue Reading →

Why I stopped saying to my husband, “Good job!”

Don't say, "Good job!" Have you lost your mind?! That was my exact thought when my Applied Parenting teacher did a lesson on encouragement vs praise. This was the most mind blowing lesson I have ever had because I could see how much my husband and I struggle with this. The article that goes with... Continue Reading →

Dumbledore + Sister Linda K. Burton = More happiness in my marriage

I am a huge Harry Potter fan! Like I was completely obsessed with it growing up to the point that I slept with all the books under my pillow and as punishments my mom threatened to take away my Harry Potter books. I am not joking... One of my favorite popular quotes from the book... Continue Reading →

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