#givingTuesday

#givingTuesday

A wise man once told me: “If you want to make someone happy, do something nice for them; if you want to make yourself happy, do something nice for someone else.” -Andrew Sessions Now that we are on the other side of Thanksgiving, the holiday season has officially begun! Starting with Black Friday shopping, followed by small business Saturday and cyber Monday there are…

Do it for Someone Else

Do it for Someone Else

Tis the season to put everything else above your own health. As humans and especially women, we have a tendency to take care of other people’s needs first. The caretaker mentality does not always translate into taking care of our own needs. While walking in the woods I think how wonderful it is that everybody else…

Be Brave.

Be Brave.

Every day we wake up with the opportunity to change our lives. Stepping out of the box or going against the grain takes us from the expected to the unexpected. As Darren Hardy summed up in Darren Daily; Remember that doing what scares us is not only good, it is essential. If you want to…

Managing Expectations

Managing Expectations

In a spin class I found myself in the “not wanting” mentality. The music was not upbeat fitness tunes. The instructor did not believe in doing anything “wild and crazy” such as coming out of the saddle to climb a hill (all of which only makes since if you have taken a cycling class). The minutes seemed to drag on longer…

The 4-Letter Word

The 4-Letter Word

Diet.  I was recently talking with a coworker about the South Beach diet. She and 7 other coworkers have taken up this diet together.  I love the team approach!  Dieting is a form of mindfulness. At least for the time that we commit to it! Y’all may know, I’m not a big believer in diets; however, there is a…

Out of Sight, Out of Mind.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind.

Picture this: Your awesome neighbor baked cookies and brought them over because she heard you were having a rough week. You decide to share the cookies with your roommates or family (aren’t you so sweet?)  Do you: (A) leave them on the counter to make them available or (B) tell everyone they can help themselves to…

Power Off. Power On.

Power Off. Power On.

  Do you remember the computer blue screen of death?! Or do you suffer from a frustrating and sluggish computer that is not cooperating? If you have not already picked up the phone to call the IT department, the solution is typically to turn off the devise then turn it back on. Here’s something to consider……

Making Mindful (and delicious!) Choices

Making Mindful (and delicious!) Choices

Out to dinner last week I had the opportunity to put mindful eating into practice in the restaurant setting. I enjoyed each crunchy bite of salad combined with a tasty piece of seasoned shrimp, savoring the taste and textures as I munched and chatted. By the bottom of the bowl my taste buds had grown…

What is Motivating You?

What is Motivating You?

You can make any changes to your body that you want. It is a matter of knowing how to change your ways and finding the motivation to stick with it. A few years ago I received a lovely ring. Prior to receiving this gift I was an avid nail biter, but having that new shiny…

Make it easy!

Make it easy!

Stop what you’re doing. Think of something that’s really easy to do. Close your eyes and take a moment to think about it. For me the first thing that came to my mind was brushing my teeth. I do it at least 2 times a day and it feels good! Okay, what did you think of? Now…