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Food pushing is love, or is it? What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

I grew up in a house of over indulgence. Food pushing was a sign of love and emotional repair. As a family we weren’t exactly athletic so instead of bonding over playing sports or family outings we bonded over comfort food for meals and inexpensive snacks. When I had a family of my own I decided to put health and lifestyle first. I began looking for answers to become the person I wanted to be Read More

Holiday stress or super powers!

Photo by Mira Kemppainen on Unsplash Holiday Super Power! What are your super powers? Are you the master of the keyboard and all shopping is done, do you shop throughout the year, do you just say no to the gift exchange? How about those holiday get togethers, parties, events and happy hours? Do you write down all invitations and choose which ones to attend, eat before arriving, set a budget for the occasion and perhaps sip on a Read More

Hobbies, also known as purposeful activities that add joy to our life.

Research has shown that hobbies can lower our stress, create social connections, benefit our physical well-being, and add to better sleep, there creating better work habits and increasing our happiness. How do you fit a new hobby into your life? Begin by evaluating time available, what you enjoy most and cost of the desired hobby. Then take a moment to give your self permission to do an activity that is not classified as “productive time Read More

Does where you’re born affect your opportunities?

Do you have the ability to pull up your boot straps and pull yourself up or are that only available for those born and living in an ideal location? If you are born in one place, grow up somewhere else, move to another, marry someone from somewhere else will your outcome be determined from birthplace? I heard a speaker address some of these questions and they seemed to indicate that our outcome is determined by Read More

Where do you go from here?

Wondering what is next on the calendar for you? Quite simply, whatever you put there. The season is changing and our clothing is changing and our activity is changing and the daylight is changing so how are you approaching all these changes? If you have dug out the sweater and big blankets and put away the bicycles and tennis rackets you are quite normal. Here are a few things you can do to feel your best Read More

Your next step to wellness

Wondering what is next on the calendar for you? Quite simply, whatever you put there. The season is changing and our clothing is changing and our activity is changing and the daylight is changing so how are you approaching what’s all these changes? If you have dug out the sweater and big blankets and put away the bicycles and tennis rackets you are quite normal. What can you do to feel your best this upcoming Read More

Are all your eggs in one basket? Mindset in check?

I am sure you have heard that old saying, “don’t put all your eggs in one basket”. Life can be kind of like that. Some days go smoother than others and the terrain is nice and even. No coaching needed, self care is in top of mind, no worries on this road, everything is copasetic. Nothing but smooth sailing here so why not add a couple more details, tasks or errands (eggs) to our day? Read More

Influence or manipulation?

What is influence? The power to have an effect on people. What is manipulation? The same as influence only with a dash of dishonesty or underhandedness. How can you tell the difference? It starts with how do you feel after you walk away or think about it for a little bit. Some things are timed honored thus value in acting now, some things are important because it speaks to who you are. However, if you find Read More

What success looks like in my day

Here are a few strategies I use to make my days as successful as I can. Use a calendar to set boundaries, block my time. Adding in time for breaks, emotional well-being and to just breathe. Always add a few down minutes between blocks. To chase away that groggy feeling from not enough sleep or just committee brain I make sure to get in a run or walk each morning for clarity. Take a moment Read More

Is today the first day of your life?

When you think of where you have been and where you are going you should embrace each day as a gift and identify it as the beginning, the first day of the rest of your life. No matter where you started from it is in the past so perhaps it is time to move forward. You remember Newton’s Law, briefly put an object in motion stays in motion and an object at rest stays at Read More