Teresa Starr

The Power of STRENGTHS!

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your weakness? Maybe you’ve even asked yourself, “What’s wrong with me?” A better question is “What’s wrong with that question?” The answer is found in Positive Psychology, which recommends focusing  on strengths instead of problems and weakness. Why focus on strengths? Because strengths empower you! In fact, scientific studies indicate that … Read more

Daily Affirmation – Acts of Kindness

Did you know that research shows that altruistic people tend to be happier? It’s true! People who do volunteering and/or do daily acts of kindness report higher levels of happiness. The more service they give, the higher their happiness level. Webster describes altruistic people as those who are unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of … Read more

Love & The Parable of the Woven Ficus Tree – A Valentine Special for Husbands & Wives

Parable: The Woven Ficus Tree Early in our marriage we purchased a small ficus tree for our living room. Having never owned one before, we thought it was a pretty special little tree. In looking at the trunk, it was evident that this was actually not one, but three ficus trees, woven together (like a braid) and growing … Read more

Humor is Healing!

Did you know humor is healing? It’s true – but you don’t have to take our word for it. Science has proven it again and again! Here’s what an expert, Dr. Francisco Contreras, M.D., has to say about the healing aspects of humor: “Joy is vital to the recuperation of health…One bout of anger will … Read more