Category Archives: Inspirational

5 Simple Rules to Be Happy

A friend of mine posted this to my Facebook page the other day. I absolutely love it!
My friend writes, “Kristin, This woman’s perspective goes right along with your new book!!”
Becky, I agree. Thank you so much for sending it my way! We can all benefit from this woman’s perspective.
The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

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My New Book: Now Available on Amazon

smaller coverThe Snowball Effect: How to Build Positive Momentum in Your Life is NOW AVAILABLE!

My book just went live on Amazon and is in stock now! To get the book, click on this link: The Snowball Effect on Amazon 

I am so excited about this! If you like the book, please leave a positive review on Amazon! (And tell your friends, too!) I so appreciate you and think you will really like the book and find it extremely beneficial, practical, and uplifting!

The Snowball Effect identifies the various pitfalls in life that cause us to spiral down and provides us with powerful tools to turn our momentum around. Through personal stories, compelling case examples, and researched techniques, educator and psychotherapist Kristin Barton Cuthriell shows us how to live a positive, productive, and joyful life regardless of our situation and circumstances.

“The Snowball Effect offers a unique perspective on what it takes to move forward through life in the most productive and positive way.” -Chrisanna Northrup, New York Times bestseller

“I highly recommend this book…the lessons provide specific and precise tools for people wanting to clear out the negative and learn to focus on the positive gifts in life.” -Marney A. White, PhD, MS, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

The Snowball Effect: How to Build Positive Momentum in Your Life  will show you how to:

  • Let go of resentment, harsh self-judgments, and explosive reactions.
  • Face your fears and live your dreams without becoming overwhelmed.
  • Have better relationships with others.
  • Take baby steps to move forward though life.
  • Live with gratitude and fully appreciate the moment.

Here is to you living a happy and healthy life full of positive momentum!

xoxo,

Kristin

Let Go of Resentment and Turn Your Momentum Around in 2014

2014The new year is a great time to let go of the things that bring you down. Although there may be many things that get in your way and create resistance in your life, nothing will keep you stuck or spiral you down like resentment. The longer you hold on to resentment, the more it will poison you. Let it go! Start new.

Letting go of resentment does not mean that you approve of the actions of another. It does not mean that you find the offense acceptable. It just means that you are ready to set yourself free. Someone may have hurt you in the past, but if you hold a grudge you hurt yourself in the present and the future.

Give yourself a gift as we go into 2014, and let it go!

2014 will be an exciting year for me. In just two weeks, I release my book The Snowball Effect: How to Build Positive Momentum in Your Life. This book will show you how to not only let go of resentment, but to obliterate harsh self-judgments and explosive reactions. It is a book about repairing and building so that you can experience the excellence in you that has been there all along. To find out more about the book, click this link.

I hope that you have a happy healthy new year!

Are You a Carrot, an Egg, or a Coffee Bean?

are you are carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?Most of the patients at the acute inpatient psychiatric hospital where I worked had endured unimaginable hardships that left them feeling hopeless. If there was one thing that I really wanted them to have before they left our facility, it was renewed hope.

At the end of our group therapy each day, I would share an uplifting story with them. Are You a Carrot, an Egg, or a Coffee Bean? was one of my favorites. (Especially the end) It has been around awhile so you may have heard it, but it is one of those stories you may want to read again and again.

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Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”
― Bob Hope

Love each other with all your heart.
Cherish the memories of those who are with you in spirit.

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!
No matter what you are celebrating, I hope it is great!

xoxo,
Kristin

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