“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey Throughout the 1990s there was one thing I looked forward to every weekday – The Oprah Winfrey Show. I counted on Oprah to share real conversations with real people about every day topics that were on a lot […]Read more "Do you have an Oprah?"
Sunsets, coconuts, beaches, sunshine, adventure, and wildlife. My husband, Eric, and I spent the last week in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Located on the northern, Pacific side of the country, we were impressed by the beauty of the landscape and the friendliness of the people. Below are the highlights and lessons from our trip. Adventure is […]Read more "Sun, fun, and lessons from Costa Rica"
“If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jen Sincero It’s a new year, a fresh start, and a clean slate. There was a one in 400 trillion chance for you to be born. Isn’t that incredible? What will you do with your chance, […]Read more "When to know it’s time to grow"
What makes up thoughts, beliefs, patterns, and feelings? Habits! A habit is defined as “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.” I read a blog post by author/speaker/coach, Joshua Spodek, about how he has been doing burpees every day since 2011. Burpees, also known as squat thrusts, […]Read more "A habit you don’t want to quit"
The holidays can bring bright and magical memories with them. Here are a few of mine – the harmonic voices of the choir when my Mom was a member, a hot cup of cocoa after an afternoon of sledding, a homemade doll gleaming under the tree on Christmas morning, exchanging gifts with a first love, […]Read more "Past, present, and yet to come"
This time of year is a season of giving. Generosity and compassion are known to increase happiness as our brain releases happiness infused chemicals, like dopamine. In some cases, giving can reduce anxiety and stress, particularly when we are invested with intention. This year, through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, here are […]Read more "Season of giving"
You have a decent job and there isn’t anything wrong with it, per se. This job pays the bills but it is far from what you would describe as fulfilling. If this sounds familiar, know you can create fulfillment with a bit of strategic effort. I’ll never forget the time when I was at an […]Read more "What to do when your job doesn’t cut it"