Make everyday better with an attitude of gratitude

Gratitude is a small and simple thing that can have a powerful effect on every moment of every day. It can take you from grumbling about traffic to be thankful that you have a car, from being angry about something annoying thing your friend/spouse/relative did to feeling sincere joy that they’re part of your life. It’s Read More …

How to know when it’s time to change your course

Life is a series of things running their course. Nothing stays the same forever. Things change. We accept that. But what about when the change is coming from you? When what you’re doing doesn’t feel quite right for you anymore? How do you know when it’s time to change your course? When your mind is Read More …

Pick a challenge, any challenge

Committing to a 30-day challenge is a great way of getting you on course to meet a personal goal. It can help you form new habits. Accepting a challenge changes your level of accountability, so instead of saying, “I’m gonna try to do _______________,” you make a more specific commitment. For example: I’m going to Read More …

Why bother trying so hard when no one notices?

What’s the point in trying so hard when no one seems to notice? It can be discouraging when it feels like your work and effort don’t seem to matter to anyone. When you make sacrifices and work hard, but no one seems to notice or care. I tend to look for distractions. Facebook, Yahoo and CNN Read More …

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 …

Mindset Monday – Be empowered by the truth of this simple statement

Have you ever had a teacher make a life-long impression on you? My 3rd grade teacher at St. Paul’s Catholic School, Mrs. Stehling, I think was her name, was a tough lady – old, shaky, and a little scary. She didn’t sugarcoat anything. Whenever a classmate asked for clarification on an assignment, for example, “Do we have to Read More …

The Hardest Part of a Workout is Showing Up

When it come to exercising, sometimes the hardest part is showing up. You may know exercise is good for you.  Maybe you really want to start exercising, but something always comes up and you can’t seem to get started. You know you really should do it. And that it takes a commitment to do it. (Read more Read More …