My Top 3 Favorite Tools!

by | Motivational Mondays

“Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.”
-Judith Viorst

Do you remember the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst?

If not, it’s about a kid that experiences one horrible thing after the next, which turns into a very unfortunate day. From getting from waking up with gum stuck in his hair to getting punished after shoving the bully that called him a crybaby. Oh, and he is the only one that has a cavity when they visit the dentist.

We’ve all been there. The days or weeks it seems nothing is going our way and clearly the world is plotting again us.

I had one of those last week :-/. I’m okay, all is well (especially after a Daddy sushi date on Saturday!). Anyhow, I know how it goes to feel overwhelmed by the world.

This week I’m sharing some of my favorite tools in my toolbox that get me through the rough days. On the days you don’t want to “adult” anymore I hope you’ll find guidance, peace, hope or at least a smile from one of these resources.

–> Dr. Wayne Dyer – A brilliant motivational speaker, American Philosopher, and self-help teacher/author.

Here are Dr. Dyer’s Top 10 Rules for Success, which is a video (shared here) and a great book.

–> Amy E. Smith – Is a life coach and entertaining hostess of The Joy Junkie Show. She uses humor (some vulgarity) and inspirational tips to teach confidence, peace and self-love.

Here’s an episode I recently enjoyed, called 4 Ways to Love Yourself When You’re far from Where You Want to Be.

–> Chel Hamilton – A meditation and hypnosis specialist who provides free meditation tools through her podcast Meditation Minis.

Most recently, I found this message called The Trap: Breaking Free to be incredibly transformational.

Food for thought:

Life is good.

Life is also hard, messy, stressful, overwhelming, chaotic and exhausting.

In those times, try using a tool in your toolbox – or mine – to help get you to the other side.

Recipe of the week: Fish Tacos w/ Mango Salsa

Now in case the taco teaser has you craving tacos too…

I think these summer temperatures (like 101 degrees F, yesterday!) call for something light and refreshing, such as Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa.

This week’s recipe, Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa, is brought to us by

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