YOLO

With the recent YOLO craze going on it’s amazing that more people don’t bring up this quote. Once is enough if you do it the right way, and that includes seeing all the places you want to see, falling in love, and reaching some major goals in your life.  Once you have achieved plenty of the…

Adventure or Nothing

Helen Keller definitely has a leg to stand on when it comes to opining about life and what it means to live it.  Born deaf and blind she was able to earn a bachelor’s degree after learning how to read and write.  If you’ve been sitting back and playing the excuse game for too long…

Change

 Things change. People change. Situations change. And change can be scary because it is unfamiliar and uncertain. And we really have two choices for how to approach change. The first is that we can be mad that it is taking place, we can expand energy being frustrated that we have to deal with it, and…

It’s Not…

Don’t question how good you are, everyone is good at different things and has unique qualities. Instead, question how good you want to be and use this as motivation to do your best and be the best person possible!

1 Week to Live

What would you do if you knew you had only 1 week left to live? That’s the question a friend asked me yesterday. It’s an interesting and powerful question. Because none of us really know how much time we have left. There is no guarantee we will be here tomorrow. There is no certainty that…

For the Love of Food

Don’t eat food that makes your body feel bad. Only eat food that makes you feel good mentally and physically. How often do we eat foods because our brains and our taste buds want them, but then we feel awful afterwards?  We promise ourselves that we won’t do it again, but sure enough, sooner or later…

The Joy of Eating

In our diet-obsessed society we’ve been taught to view food as a necessary evil, a nuisance, the thing to blame for the scale not budging, the thing we can’t have. The forbidden fruit. Or we’ve been taught to view food in a more neutral light: as fuel. Strictly as a source of nutrients, vitamins, protein, fiber. Fuel…

You Are Enough…

There is a quiet voice deep inside of me. It tells me that I must let you know of my accomplishments. It tells me that my possessions should signal to people like you that I am successful. It tells me to undercut other people to better position myself. This voice makes me want a fancier…

Looking Up

There might be things to be down about, but if you look up, there are always things to be thankful for! xXx

What Doing it For Joy Looks Like…

I want to share with you an experience a friend of mine shared with me…. “This morning a man walked into the gym. Slowly but not feebly. He was cautious but not weak. He moved deliberately from place to place engaging in various exercises with a strong intensity. Then he headed over to the treadmill…

Paradoxical Pride

It is in your darkest times that you are the most prayed for. It is during the toughest moments in your life that you are the most cared for. Of course it never feels that way in those moments, but it is actually true. Your friends and family are never thinking about you more than…

Go Confidently 

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” Henry David Thoreau This quote is about living life to the fullest. It’s about daring to follow the direction your dreams have laid out for you. You have the perfect life already imagined in your head, and surely there have been times when…