The Optimist Creed
Promise yourself…

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvements of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. 

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.


I LOVE this book. Each idea is 1 page, so it’s very digestible. We are reading this at dinner, then discussing.

From Episode 60 - Jen’s recommended book about fertility.

Episode 3 - Untangled is an essential read if you are raising a girl between ages 11 and 18. An excellent look into what is going on for them, and how to manage yourself in the process. Loved it!

Here’s a link to Miss Kristina’s (aka Rehya Stevens) brand new Christmas album. It’s lovely. Click the link to purchase for yourself. Happy Holidays!

Another from Episode 60 - Jen’s recommendation about adversity and grief.

Episode 19 - This book was very validating for me, and speaks to those who have had a rough upbringing. Powerful read.

Episode 11 - This book is such a great resource for a parent of a child with Dyslexia. It helped me tremendously.

I have not read this book but Vita from episode 64 recommended it.

Episode 17 - This is the book about having a Narssistic parent. It blew my mind when I first read it. I hope it helps you as well.

Episode 30 - I haven't read it yet but plan to.

Another Vita Recommendation from Episode 64. About borderline personality disorder.

Episode 36 (Book Club) - Cathy, Kirsten and I discuss

Episode 8 - Research on pleasing your man! It's a good one. Discussed in episode 8.

Gotta love the Vita recommendations. Here’s another from episode 64

Episode 12 - We discuss this book.

Episode 63, Cathy, Kirsten and I discuss.

Episode 26 - Book Club book about forming and keeping habits. I'm only on page 25 and I've already learned a lot.