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Goodbye My Beautiful Boy – Expressing Difficult Emotions

Goodbye My Beautiful Boy – Expressing Difficult Emotions

I wrote this to help me deal with my grief and to capture the memories of Hunter’s final days. I’m not afraid to share my feelings and to speak out about something that is important to me. This is my tribute to my precious pup. My precious Hunter - it was the last...

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Who Defines You – Part 2

Who Defines You – Part 2

My last blog talked about how we take a back seat to more dominant personalities at work and even in our personal lives.

Who Defines YOU?

Who Defines YOU?

Do you feel the world is passing you by? Perhaps there are people who interrupt you and take over your conversations. There may be others who dictate what will happen and you feel you don’t have a say. You want to contribute but there is no opportunity. At work, you...

Finding My Way  –  Getting Back to Happy

Finding My Way – Getting Back to Happy

This has been a hard fought journey – uncovering my authentic self. Building my self worth and transforming myself in to the woman I am today.  I have always had self esteem – I have always been confident in who I am and what I am capable of. What I didn’t know, is...

2019 is Going to Be Great!

2019 is Going to Be Great!

I have so much to be thankful for and so much to look forward to. I plan to capture in all in an impactful and memorable way.  I am fortunate that I am healthy and as I get older, I make the lifestyle modifications to ensure I stay that way. Hub and I want to be...

Don’t Be Afraid To Tell Your Partner If You Are Upset

Don’t Be Afraid To Tell Your Partner If You Are Upset

Three characteristics of a strong relationship are honesty, open communication and the ability to be vulnerable. When I think back, I remember how I used to be afraid to share my fears and insecurities. I was afraid my partner would judge me....

Are You Paying Attention to Me?

Are You Paying Attention to Me?

Do you ever feel shut out or ignored by the important people in your life? When that happens – of course, we blame them for not listening, for not being considerate, for not thinking of us or being too pre-occupied with their own world to pay...

What are the Five Strengths of a Romantic Relationship

What are the Five Strengths of a Romantic Relationship

Now, THIS was a fascinating exercise for me, finding out what the key attributes were to a solid romantic relationship. I asked dozens of people at different stages of their relationships and I’m excited to share what they said. I discovered the following five key...

Can we Get Past Our Partner’s Flaws?

Can we Get Past Our Partner’s Flaws?

When I met my partner, I could tell early on that he was funny and playful and adventurous. He had the fundamentals that were important to me – he was incredibly smart, handsome, had a good job and was family oriented. Right away, we had compatibility and valued the...

At Work, Mental Health is Winning and Judgement is Fading Out

At Work, Mental Health is Winning and Judgement is Fading Out

“Unless you have been personally impacted by mental health issues – you don’t get it” That has been the unanimous perspective of employees who have suffered these types of issues.  The good news – is that there is a wide-spread movement within organizations to...

Don’t Compromise Yourself at Work!

Don’t Compromise Yourself at Work!

We don’t speak up at work. We do what we are asked, even when it feels uncomfortable. Why? Because we need our jobs and we are afraid of losing them.

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