Oh, So Very Thankful

“What do you say?” It’s a question every child hears frequently while learning to navigate the social niceties. Parents always hope their children will quickly learn to respond with a “please” or a “thank you.” Read More Oh, So Very Thankful

My Life in Burlesque: A Very Glittery Thanksgiving

I’m not one for the daily Facebook posts of gratitude. Nothing wrong with it, they’re just not my deal. But as I reflect on my holiday solo debut last Friday, prepare for an audition tomorrow (suddenly, I’m someone who goes to auditions again!) and get ready to put on my civilian clothes and head to my parents’ for the long weekend, I’ll lay out my own list: Read More My Life in Burlesque: A Very Glittery Thanksgiving

Being Thankful, Now and Always!

It’s become oh-so-chic to make Thankful Lists. Oprah had people doing it a few years back. Various authors have people do it, especially around Thanksgiving. Psychologists have their patients keep their gratitude journals when they’re facing times of depression or discontent with their lives.

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Thank You Notes (Part 1): In Defense of the Thank You Note

Thank you notes are important. They acknowledge thoughtfulness, let someone know you’re thinking of them and most importantly say “Thank You.” In today’s world where being gracious and humble are not values practiced regularly, I am standing up and saying thank you notes are important! Keep reading for my reasons why and tips on writing a thank you note that will bring a tear even to Chuck Norris’s eye. Read More Thank You Notes (Part 1): In Defense of the Thank You Note

Birthday Life Makeovers and New Age Stuff for 2012

Since we’re heading into 2012, which is supposed to be all about change, Mayans and maybe (r)evolution, I figured the incoming new year is a perfect opportunity to talk about some of the life-changing techniques I’ve learned from other members of the majority gender.

We Try It: Being Grateful

I read in the New York Times that being grateful is good for my mental health, so for the past two weeks, I’ve been keeping a gratitude journal in which I write down five things for which I am grateful each day. Let’s see if it’s helped my brain feel better, shall we?

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