Strive for progress, not perfection

Is it really okay to be less than perfect when you’re working toward a goal? Like when you’re ready to take better care of yourself and improve your confidence and overall happiness. You may commit to eating more nutritious food, exercising more consistently, practicing daily gratitude, journaling, or any number of other healthy activities. They’re simple, but Read More …

Run your own race

I’d never been a runner, even though I’d always wanted to run. I thought running was not something I was able to do because every time I tried I gasped for air and felt like I’d pass out.  But I decided to give running another try. Nothing about it was easy for me. I was slow Read More …

Mindset Monday – Attitude is everything

Years ago I had a well-paying but unfulfilling job. Every day, every hour of every day was difficult. I felt like I belonged someplace else, doing something other than what I was doing. The daily grind and long hours made me feel I had very little control over my day to day experience. I wanted to Read More …

Don’t Let Self-Doubt Kill Your Dream. Keep At It!

Starting a new venture can be overwhelming. When you set out to do something new, you make yourself vulnerable. You put yourself out there. Your confidence ebbs and flows and you start asking yourself, “Can I really do this?” Maybe it’s something you’ve put off doing for a while because you know it’s going to be Read More …

Put Yourself on Your Priority List

As women, we tend to put everyone else’s needs before our own. We have commitments – things to do and people to see, and we put all those things ahead of taking care of ourselves. Sure, we have a lot going on these days. Schedules are packed. We get busy taking care of everything and everyone and we just Read More …

See the Beauty of Failure

Failure can feel awful. So awful that it’s easy to be paralyzed by fear of failure, so that any new venture, undertaking, or adventure is off limits unless it’s almost 100% safe. What would life be like if we could the see beauty in failure instead of the terror of it? How can we do that? How can failure Read More …

Mindset Monday – Sprinkle Your Day With Gratitude

Gratitude is a simple concept. It’s that feeling that what you have is good. And that what you have is enough for you to be happy today. Why be grateful? Gratitude brings a level of contentment and satisfaction to each day. And sometimes it takes practice. Start with a sprinkle. Instead of looking at what’s going wrong, Read More …

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 …

Your resolution to succeed is the most important thing

President’s Day Mindset Monday: Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln This quote is from a letter Abraham Lincoln wrote to a friend who was discouraged by a setback he experienced while pursuing his law degree. Lincoln encouraged his friend to continue studying, Read More …

What is Balance Training and Should I Be Doing It?

Today, we continue the series on the benefits of exercise (you can click here to read that post in case you missed it) and specific types of exercises. (Read about Cardio Workouts here and Strength Training here.) The importance of exercise According to Harvard Health Publications, guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend a well-rounded Read More …