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 …

What to do when you’re trying to figure out what’s next

You know that feeling when you’ve worked so hard for so long on something? It’s great to finish, to get to the end. Wonderful. Now you’ll have a chance to breathe. It’s a great feeling, but it can also be stressful. Because… Soon you start to wonder, “Now what?” How will you fill your days? 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 …

Discover the Value of Your Intuition

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.”  Albert Einstein We all have it. It’s that gut feeling when you know something’s true even if you can’t explain it.  That feeling when you’re faced with a decision and you know exactly and without a doubt what you must do; when you absolutely know the right course Read More …

5 Ways to stay motivated to finish what you start

It’s hard to get to the finish line sometimes. You get super-charged about doing something big, like starting a business, going back to school, losing weight, or getting out of debt. Then the novelty wears off. Your motivation wanes and you wonder if you can finish what you set out to do. You’re not alone. It happens Read More …

Can you be happy and still want more?

“Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” ~ Helen Keller How can you be happy with what you have if you still want more?  Being happy with what you have helps you Appreciate every day blessings Have an attitude of gratitude Choose happiness every day Focus on all you have Read More …

No one knows everything about everything

Everything we know, we’ve learned somehow – by watching, hearing, reading about, and/or doing. Being a lifelong learner is good for your health and happiness. It helps keep you engaged in the world, so ask questions, research, and keep learning. Being a beginner can be awkward because you’re figuring things out as you go. You Read More …

Choose belief over doubt

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford. So often, we give up before we start. We list reasons why something won’t work. It saves us the trouble of trying and keeps us from risking failure. But how can we get past that? How can we open our minds to Read More …

Be the gatekeeper of your joy

When I get upset about someone else’s inconsiderate behavior, like cutting me off on the highway or going to the “15 items or Less” aisle with a cartload full of groceries, I’m giving someone else power over me. I’m giving up my joy. I know I need to be the gatekeeper of my joy and Read More …

Where you look is where you’ll go

A few years back I took a bad spill from my mountain bike. The crash left me with bruised and bloody knees. It hurt, but while it wasn’t a pleasant experience, it helped me realize something important: Where you look is where you’ll go.  Cycling baggage I’ve never been very good at things on wheels. Skateboards, bicycles, Read More …