Life isn’t easy. When I share my struggles with you, it’s because I appreciate your friendship, but also because I hope to give back.

I’ve invested a lot of time in living a purposeful life and I’ve been fortunate to meet people who have worked with me to develop tools that help me live in a way that is peaceful and joy filled.  

My hope is that in sharing my struggles and my strategies I can inspire you to know that if I can do it, you can too.

Lately I’ve been using gratitude a lot, and so I had to smile when I ran across this Wall Street Journal piece that presents the idea that gratitude may be the secret to happiness. 

I learned that I’m far from alone in finding gratitude a great tool to increase happiness and appreciation.  

I started using gratitude on a regular basis about 3 years ago, at the suggestion of my Real Jane Relationship Strategist Coach Tre Bradley.  

Here’s my daily gratitude practice:

I wake at 4am and grab a cup of coffee, then before the cares of the day get in my way, I focus on 3 things I’m grateful for and write a little about them.  (Actually I type on my computer!) The key is making them relevant to a situation I may be struggling with.  For instance it would be easy to say I’m thankful for my heath every morning but it’s harder sometimes to find a kernel of what I’m thankful for in a situation that I’m struggling with – but that’s where I find the magic of gratitude.  Maybe I’m struggling with still thinking about the relationship I ended but I’m grateful that the growth that led me to end it also will help me be a better Mom.

That’s pretty much it! Then of course I use gratitude throughout the day as a reminder that whatever my worries are, they often pale in comparison to what other people are struggling with.

Have a beautiful day,


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Come and have the most extraordinary day of your personal life as we celebrate the future and go deep, very deep, into the essential changes you need to Manifest The Life you have always dreamed of and to create the happiness and peace in your life and relationships.

Thank you!