Have a Mindset of Courage

“I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” Joan of Arc Joan of Arc was only seventeen when she was inspired to take massive action. Daughter of a poor French farmer, she believed God had chosen her to lead French troops in an ongoing war against England. Her first step in this unlikely journey was Read More …

Why Oprah’s Message Matters More Than Her Weight Loss

January’s the time of year when you can’t get away from commercials for gyms, diet programs, and diet pills. You may have seen Oprah’s new commercial in which she gives us an itty-bitty glimpse of her life and shows off her 40 pound weight loss. If you haven’t, you can watch it here. It’s hard to Read More …

Believe In Yourself and In Your Dreams

She believed she could, so she did. It’s a simple, but powerful statement. Powerful because it tells a story about a woman who had a goal and, because she believed she could, she accomplished her goal. She realized her dream. Yay! Happy ending. But wait. We get the beginning and the end. What’s in the middle? Read More …

How to Set SMART Goals and Make Your New Year’s Resolutions stick

As the end of 2016 quickly approaches, there’s more talk about New Year’s resolutions and setting goals for 2017. A common approach for setting goals is to set SMART goals. What’s a SMART goal? SMART is an acronym for S – specific M – Measurable A – Attainable R – reasonable T – time specific Read More …

Dream of the finish and then get started

Mindset Monday Whatever it is you desire – whatever you wish were true for your life, believe in yourself, dream of the finish, and then get started and keep going. One step at a time. Rain or shine. Go the distance The conditions for the annual San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon and Half Marathon Read More …

How to Stay Committed to a Healthy Lifestyle

Have you been wanting to lose weight? Maybe you need to gain weight? Are you concerned about your health? Do you have a pretty good idea what to do, but you’re having trouble getting started? Or, do you get started just fine, but can’t stick with it? Maybe you’re skipping the first step. The first step – Read More …

3 Songs and a Message

The other day on my way to work I had an unexpected reaction to a string of songs playing on the radio. The songs were “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars, “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten, and “The Heart of the Matter by Don Henley. When I heard “When I Was Your Man” that Read More …