Your Guide To Living A Valued Life

Explore your values where A Smile Blooms.

Stop by my Etsy shop for you newest Self Discovery Workbook! The Self Discovery Workbook for living a valued life is designed to provide encouragement, motivation, and tools to help you discover and embrace your values – at home, at work, at school. This workbook is designed with you in mind and will provide the motivation and insight you need to transform your life to one glowing in value.

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You! This workbook is ideal for use at home or with a counselor. The exercises are of value to everyone – those seeking to reassess their values, those at a crossroads in life, those with mental health struggles, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief, and more, those looking to explore their identities. Whatever journey you are on, this workbook can help guide you!


[1] Journal Cover
[1] Instruction Page Affirmation
[1] Identify Your Values
[1] Values Worksheet
[3] Build Your Valued Life Exercise, 3 pages
[1] Value at Work
[1] Making a Change
[1] A Needed Pause Meditation and Worksheet
[1] Readiness for Change
[3] Extra Journal Pages to Explore Your Thoughts
[1] Back Cover


1. Purchase your very own A Smile Blooms Self-Discovery workbook. Fill it out, work with a counselor or loved one, and return to the exercises as your life changes and your values transform.

2. Customize your journey by checking A Smile Blooms regularly for new and improved workbook exercises. The garden is blooming inspiration daily.

3. Get involved in the journey by letting me know what kinds of workbooks would most help you! And be sure to check out the refrigerator magnets and other gifts that can bring inspiration into your daily life and straight to the heart of your home.
This is an Instant Digital Download – you will not receive anything in the mail. Upon your purchase, you will receive a link to download your 15 unique workbook pages.

This Journal is standard US Letter Size (8.5 x 11 inches) and is in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat is a free software program that will allow you to open PDF documents on your computer. Copy & paste the link below onto your URL browser to download Adobe Acrobat:

This Journal is standard US Letter Size and should be printed on standard US Letter Size Paper. When printing, make sure the paper size is set to Us Letter, and make sure to scale to 100% (don’t scale to fit page).

This Journal is copyrighted and is intended for personal use only. You can reprint pages as many times as you’d like, as long as they are for your personal use. Please do not resell or redistribute to others.

I cannot offer refunds on digital files. Once I send you the files, the sale is final. But I can and will do everything possible to make sure you are happy with your order. If you have any problems, I will work with you until I resolve the issue.
I, Mirissa D. Price, am not a licensed mental health professional nor am I claiming to heal, cure, prevent or treat any medical/emotional/mental conditions with the provided materials. A Smile Blooms is created to encourage and support you on your journey through life. Please seek professional help and guidance as needed. And remember, asking for help is a strength!

Thank you for welcoming me on your incredible journey!

CLICK HERE to head straight over to my Etsy shop, A Smile Blooms

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share. These journals are copyrighted and intended for personal use only. Reselling is not allowed without obtaining prior written consent from the owner.

Finding My Voice

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For me, writing is all about finding my voice and sharing it.  Often unfiltered.  Sometimes abridged.  So in moments when my voice seems too quiet, I pick up a pen, and there my voice is.

Where do you find your voice?  What brings that little nugget of wisdom out?  

Tell us in the comments!  We can’t wait to hear from you!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

And there was magic

You turned my world upside down, and it was pure magic.


I choose to live in a world turned upside down, and separate from my fears.  Success is possible!  Beauty is everywhere!  Love surrounds us!  And – as if you would want to – there’s no going back ♥

What perspective will you choose?

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

How well do you know yourself?

We’ve all seen those lists –

the mile long questionnaires to get to know yourself.  ‘What is your favorite color?’ ‘Who is your role model’ ‘What is your first childhood memory?’ 

By question number three, my attention has usually checked out!  Hence, the rather short recollection just now!  Often, I find I simply know myself already, at least when it comes to my favorite time of day and favorite hobby *cough* *cough* she says writing a blog post after midnight.

But how often have we spent the time to know our obstacles, and our challenges?  How often have we sat down with our demon of the day or barrier of the year and said, ‘Hey, you!  Let’s talk!’  

And *with voices creeping down to a whisper* how often have we dared to have those conversations in *buh-duh-duh-dum* public?!  


But take a deep breath with me, dear, because the concept’s not really all that drastic.  What do we (in-the-qualified-)all really want?  Safety?  Support?  Strength?  And what is getting in the way?  Stigma?  Secrecy?  Shame?

Well, I for one have had enough of it!  San Antonio has built social emotional strength as a community, and gosh-darnit, so can we – as our own global WordPress community!  Instead of blocking, hiding, or running from our struggles, let’s take them out to tea *everyone can use the extra fluoride (within ADA guidelines, of course)* and get to know our struggles’ strengths.  Let’s get to know our struggles’ fears and weaknesses, their favorite colors and favorite times of day.  Let’s get to know, probably to start, our struggles by their names!  And, for once and all, let’s keep this conversation out in the open because change and acceptance, and a BREAK FREE FROM STIGMA begins the minute we abandon the stigma within ourselves.

And I won’t take ‘tomorrow’ for an answer!

Not even from myself!

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So, come, sit with me at tea.  I’ll bring my struggles and challenges.  You bring yours.  And let’s start at the very beginning: with a name.

‘Hey you, let’s talk!’ Question of the Day

February 10, 2017

Dear struggle.  Thank you for joining me for tea.  Remind me, what’s your name?

Do you want to join in the ‘Hey you, let’s talk!’ conversation?  Maybe you just want to get your feet wet in the idea?  Contribute your voice and your answer in the comments in as much or little detail as feels right for you!  Reblog or share with your friends if you know someone ready to fight the stigma.  Start a conversation on your blog.  Whatever path you take, we’re glad to have you out to tea with us! 

*And be sure to check the comments for my own February 10 answer!*

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.