Category Archives: Inspiration

New Year, New Start!

 New Year, New Start!Happy New Year!

Well, the holiday season really got the best of me and I disappeared from the online world. As I was berating myself for letting things go I realized that this is the perfect time to cut myself a little slack and start over. Isn’t that what we all do at the beginning of the year? Reflect on the past, make adjustments and move forward.

So, in the spirit of moving forward I will be moving Mind Your Youth to my webpage Consolidating and simplifying! Beginning next week my posts will be in this new location, I hope you will follow me there!


Thankful People are Happy People

Thankful people are happy



Smile, Breathe and Go Slowly

Smile, breathe and go slowly

We each have 1440 minutes in a day … using a couple of those to slow down and breath (and smile!) isn’t going to keep you from anything earth shattering and it might just help!


You Cannot Do a Kindess Too Soon ….

You Cannot Do a Kindness Too Soon

A kind word can really change the direction someone is heading. With all the craziness happening in the world now, remember to be kind.


Make The Time

Always Make Time For the Things That Make You Happy to be Alive

I took this picture last week at the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. It was beautiful and calming to watch the balloons inflate and rise just as the sun was peeking over the treeline.

It made me think about how important it is to carve out (even a little) time to do something to recharge yourself and to really be present in the moment.

How do you make time for yourself?




Random Bits of Inspiration

One Caring Adult

photo credit: Julean Hickenlooper

All of us have the ability to make a difference in a teens life!

This quote is from Josh Shipp who is a great source of information and inspiration for teens and adults. Check him out!


Random Bits of Inspiration

Every once in a while life throws you down and knocks you around a bit.

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep on going.

"It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again." Vince Lombardi