• What Consumes Your Mind…

    …controls your life! Writing about gratitude seems so, well…….almost ordinary.  (And I am not a fan of ordinary!) Everywhere your eyes fall these days, someone is telling you to start changing your mindset and practice gratitude.  Am I right?  (Ummmm…..including ya girl right here.) But why? Because it makes soooo much sense! I believe in it. I practice it. And I’m hooked. And I’m hoping over the next several days, I’m gonna get YOU hooked right along with me! So…what does it do?  Does it make a difference? First of all – YES!  It makes a huge difference!  Did you happen to listen to the podcast episode “Ain’t Nobody Like…

  • Perfection

    It’s really not all it’s cracked up to be! And striving for perfection?  Well, I think that’s the complete opposite of loving yourself. At the end of the work day, most people are exhausted and want to rest. Rest is good and restorative. When you are on a quest for perfection, there is no such thing as rest. You find yourself constantly in pursuit of an ideal, a quality, a body image that satisfies them via the satisfaction of others. It’s like being on a hamster wheel. This is the downside of perfection. What is Perfection? Perfection could possibly be described as the attainment of a state where you are…

  • Stop With The Insanity!

    How often do you talk crap?  TO YOURSELF???   I’m too old for….. I’m too fat for….. I’m too skinny for….. I’m not smart enough for….. I can’t….. I shouldn’t….. I don’t….. Are you even aware that you’re doing it?  Many people aren’t even aware that the things they say to themselves mentally or the things they mutter under their breath are negative and actually sabotaging their progress and success. The first thing you need to do is become aware that you are doing it and pay attention to when you are doing it. If you mutter things to yourself when something goes wrong, start listening to yourself. It’s likely…

  • What’s The Difference….

    …..between “goals” and “intentions”? You may not think there is much difference between a goal and an intention, but there is. I like the idea of setting goals and also setting daily intentions. Let’s talk about some of the differences and why you should use them. Goals Goals are things you want to accomplish by a specific date.  Most people set short term goals, mid-range goals and long term goals. Short term goals can be weekly or monthly and some are even set as far out as three to five months.  Mid-range goals are those you set from six months or a year up to about three years. Long term…

  • Why I’m All About The Mindset Stuff!

    Some people are all in to having a positive mindset.  Some are so into it that it almost seems like fluff stuff to the people who have a more negative mindset.  Trust me, this is not some fluffy method for finding your inner bliss, nor does it require you to scale a mountain and sit cross-legged while chanting ohms and stuff like that. (But those things can’t hurt!) A positive mindset is much more than that and it’s serious business.  It can be difficult to grab hold of and just as difficult to jeep it until it becomes a habit and ingrained in who you are.  If you’re trying to…

  • Six Tips To Get Over Yo-Self!

    Have you heard the saying, “Everyone is a critic?”   It’s true. And, the biggest critic of all is staring right back at you in the mirror.  No one has to come down hard on you because you are already putting yourself into a vicious head lock as it is. Keep reading to find out six ways that you can send that cynical noisemaker packing. They say that you can talk to yourself as long as you don’t answer back.  If you don’t answer back, however, all those potentially negative thoughts will continue unchallenged.  This is even worse than being thought of as crazy for talking to yourself.  We often follow…