Be Good to Yourself

Be good to yourself. It’s a simple concept. It means treat yourself with love, consideration, and kindness. Be understanding and forgiving towards yourself. The concept is simple, but not always easy. What does it mean? “Good people” are kind, supportive, considerate, and generous. They help us feel positive about ourselves and about life. They’re like a warm blanket Read More …

Give and receive the gift of encouragement

While out shopping the other day, a woman approached me and said, “I love your hair. It’s so natural.” (referring to my gray hair) She said, “I wish I had the courage to do that.” Her words stayed with me. She said she didn’t have the courage to do it. But how does a person gain courage? How 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 …

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 …

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 …

Why Women’s History Month Matters

March is Women’s History Month. A little background information: Women’s History Month started off as “Women’s History Week” in 1982. Beginning in 1987, March has been designated “Women’s History Month”, executed by either a Congressional resolution or Presidential proclamation. According to the National Women’s History Project, since the signing of the Declaration of Independence  until 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 …

Mindset Monday – Love Yourself Like You Mean It

Oscar Wilde once said, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Love yourself like you’re in it for keeps. Lifelong romance kind of love – that’s the good stuff. Work toward that. Make it nurturing, forgiving, patient, respectful, humble, and kind. Be nurturing. Take care of yourself – body, mind, and spirit. Be 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 …

Mindset Monday – Time Flies – Make the Most of It

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.    Michael Altshuler There are 24 hours in each day. That’s 1440 minutes. They go by fast. And the older you get, the faster time seems to go. That’s not really news. It’s more like one of those realities you live with every day Read More …