On Sunday, my hubby and I braved the elements and attended the infamously snowy Colts vs. Bills game. As native Hoosiers, we are die-hard Indy fans, so whenever the team comes to our now-hometown of Buffalo, we never pass up the opportunity to see them play… even in eight inches of snow during a monster of a blizzard.
On Valentine’s Day of 2001, when I was a freshman in college, I had given out some of those chintzy, cheapie little kid valentine cards (you know, the ones with the ridiculous cartoon characters on them) to some of my friends on my dorm floor and a few other people I knew who lived in the same building. One of those girls, let’s call her “Jane,” lived a few floors up from me. We had a mutual friend and hung out on occasion. I thought she was really cool so I left one on her door.
As humans, negativity is unfortunately hardwired in our anatomy but that doesn’t mean that it needs to take over our lives. Of the hundreds of thousands of tips and tricks that are floating around online about negativity, here’s the one thing you can do to slay it.
When I was first deciding to write a book, I had a few solid ideas but ultimately chose a non-fiction self-help about job loss. It wasn't easy to write – not that it was a hard task but it was difficult revisiting a time in my career that I was still recovering from. But looking back, the process was necessary to heal and I was able to help a lot of people. Here are three types of impactful stories that you, too, can tell.
We all have days where we struggle in life or our jobs (or both!). I’ve found that the biggest help in overcoming this struggle is to change what’s going through your ears. Uplifting affirmations or motivational speeches are awesome ways to get the positive vibes going. Here are my top four go-to playlists for tough days: