Look On the Bright Side

3 Simple Steps to Help You Look for & Appreciate the Positives

According to Rick Hansen’s Method – Taking in the Good, if we store more negative memories than positive memories, we start to see the world as depressing and/or threatening.

We as humans are mostly hardwired to remember the bad things and forget about all the good! Our brains tend to act like velcro for our negative memories and like “repellant” for positive memories. This is clearly not a good way to live life!

If you really think about it words, can have a “sticky” property to them, when someone calls us a name or makes fun of us or just makes us feel bad about ourselves, those things tend to stick with us more than the positive things that happen to us.

BUT! Not to fear! Hansen provides us with a way for us to make our positive feelings more “sticky” to us! Here are 3 ways to take in the good:

     1.) Actively look for the positive in every experience you have

2.) Hold those positive experiences in your conscious awareness             for as long as possible

3.) Savor the positive experiences- Remember the feelings you felt

If you’re not a part of my Smart Lioness Pride Facebook Group for women yet, what are you waiting on?! 🙂 You can watch a video on this topic that I did as well! If you are really trying to make some changes in your life, I have created a worksheet to help you to “see the good” in your experiences, or at least it will remind you that’s the goal, if nothing else! 🙂

Download the worksheet here:  Look on the Bright Side

The Smart Lioness Challenges You to — DARE TO ROAR!!




Lioness Ladies!!!

How are you doing on this lovely Sunday morning?? (Whatever time it is, where you are). Today’s blog post I write with total excitement because my new challenge Dare to Roar starts tomorrow!!

This Challenge is FREE & will be 7 Days!


We’ll discuss:

  • What is your personality type?

  • What is your love language?

  • Who are you REALLY?

  • What are your values?

  • What is your purpose?

Clearly there is more to it than those 5 questions but I can’t give away all the juicy details, now can I??

My goal for this challenge is for you to come out of it with a greater awareness for yourself, your needs, wants, & attitudes. Ways that you can strengthen your weaknesses & build your strengths!

Laura Lee Stjernstrom will be providing our Smart Lioness Pride group on Facebook with a live mini meditation to get the ball rolling! Then  I will be live shortly after Laura Lee to get this party started!! (I’ll be live at 7:30 btw).

If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments! I always see them!!

I hope that you ladies have a wonderful rest of your Sunday before we have to go back to the real world on Monday!! But, hey, at least you have Dare to Roar to look forward to this week!


If there is a certain topic you would like me to discuss, please just let me know!! I’ll be happy to do whatever I can to help you ladies out!

Oh yeah and if you haven’t signed up for my Weekly Newsletter: Lioness Lately — A Weekly Love Letter for the Lioness Lady that comes every Monday to turn those Monday blues into Monday Pinks & Yellows! 😀


Click here to sign up for my Dare to Roar Challenge!!


See you soon my lovlies!

Live in the Smart Lioness Pride group!

Until next time,

Be passionate

Be Brave 


Sending you lost of love and light,

Hillary the Smart Lioness

FREE 5 Day Series – BESTIES

BESTIES – FREE 5 Day Series on Friendship

I have a FREE 5 Day Series Going on Currently in my Free Facebook Group, The Smart Lioness Pride. The Series is called BESTIES & is covering How to Improve the Quality of  Your Friendships & How to Be a Better Friend!!

Day 1 – Characteristics of Healthy Friends

Day 2 – 10 Tips to Being a Better Friend

Day 3 – Friends & Setting Boundaries

Day 4 – Healthy Conflict Resolution in Friendships

Day 5 – 5  Tips to Strengthen Your Friendships

Just join my FREE group and get access to all 5 videos! (When all five are posted, we’re only on Day 3 now) I’m having a Giveaway as well to grow my group and reach my goal of 400 members! Join and be entered to win prizes from Pippin’ Gifts on Etsy, Color Me Quick.net ; Bossfidence.com; & more!

You are not going to want to miss out on this!! ALL FOR FREE!!

Click here to join my Facebook group: The Smart Lioness Pride

Click here to Like my FB page: The Smart Lioness  & Get Signed up for my August Self Esteem Challenge!!

Self Care Tip #493



journal.jpgWrite in a journal daily! Even if it’s just a sentence or two a day! If you however find the concept of journaling weird or cheesy, change your perspective!! Journaling can be whatever in the world you want it to be!

Personally, I try to write in my journal everyday, but I don’t always succeed at that, I would say I succeed at least 3 days of the week on average! But, hey! I’m trying!

Anyway, when I started writing in a journal again as an adult, I couldn’t get the, “Dear Diary” out of my head, even if I wasn’t writing the words, it still felt kind of childish. So I came up with a different way to write in my journal….

I write as if I’m writing a letter to God. And doing it this way has been beneficial to me in

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several different ways:

1) It strengthens my relationship with God — it makes it less formal, less pressure to           say the right thing and do the right thing. I can just talk to God like he is a friend, or           a Dad, ultimately it makes the relationship easier for me. Because let’s be honest, it’s         difficult to be in a relationship with someone you never see or hear.

2) I get out all of my worries and problems

3) I ask God to use me for his work — and if I’m writing consistently then I can more           clearly see where Godis using me

4) I can look back and see what prayers were answered & how they were answered.

5) All the junk that was cluttering up my brain is now out and on paper!

6) I never post to Facebook things that should have been written in my journal!!


Make your journal enjoyable for you to write it, whatever that means for you! It could be that you draw pictures in stead of writing, or that you write in your journal as a letter to yourself. Whatever is going to make the process, more beneficial for you, do it!

If writing isn’t really your thing try out an app for journaling. I’ve tested out a few and you can find them below!

Moment Diary

Grid Diary

Day One




Voice Diary

If you know of a different app that I haven’t listed that you really like and suggest others to use, leave me a comment! I love trying out new apps!!