Willpower

  Willpower gets praised far more than I think it should. Why? Because it requires us to work against ourselves. Living a healthy lifestyle does not require you to be miserable. It does, however, require you to do a bit of investigative work and to persist through some trial and error in order to find…

The Hard Work

    Everyone is looking for the shortcut to their goal. Nobody wants to hear that the only shortcut *is* to do the work. Period. // The irony is that our happiness is actually found within the pursuit of the goal, not at the attainment of it. The more psychology studies human happiness and behavior,…

The Benefits of Walking

Walking has so many benefits for those of every fitness level, but yet it is one of the most underrated forms of physical activity out there, IMO anyway. Most people do not recognize how much of an impact on their overall health it can have. Some people don’t think of walking when they think of…

S.O.A.P. Notes #8 {1 John 5:21}

  Time for another SOAP Notes devotional! If you aren’t sure what I am referencing, see this post for a full explanation of this series!   Today’s key scripture is 1 John 5:21 Before I dive into the S.O.A.P note on the very last verse found in 1 John 5, I want to give some…

Thoughts on Focus and Success

Society has trained us to believe that “busy” is normal… that success is only born of burning the candle at both ends. I would agree that going all in on things is necessary to make big changes at certain times, but focus is finite—you have to choose where it goes. Most of the time, we…

3 Mindset Keys to Happiness

Want to know the secret to happiness? Are you sure? You may not like my answer! OK…here it is: It’s on you. It is a choice. It is a way of living. And, it is most definitely an art, not a science.     Psychologists and scientists will tell you that the human instinct is…

12 Tips For Eating Healthy When Dining Out!

For many people, eating healthy when dining out can be challenging, simply because they aren’t comfortable with how to navigate the process. Here are some tips that will hopefully help you feel prepared and educated to stay on track, even in the most difficult of situations.   1/ Check the menu before you go and…

Re-framing Things + My Audible Library

For the last 4.5 years, I have commuted 1 hour each way to work (5 days a week). I have a love-hate relationship with my work commute… As an introvert* personality type, I love the alone time. As someone with limited free time, I hate the extra 2 hours it steals from my day. Looking…

S.O.A.P. Notes #7 {Isaiah 43:18-19}

Time for another SOAP Notes devotional! If you aren’t sure what I am referencing, see this post for a full explanation of this series!       Today’s key scripture is Isaiah 43:18-19 S:  Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth;…

Truth Time

Truth time… I have noticed myself allowing complaining to creep into my life more and more lately. This is obviously not a good thing. Although I know it isn’t serving me and is is a habit that is damaging both to myself and to others, I have been uncertain how to break the cycle. I…

Nourish Book {Recommend Read, Devotional, Recent Reads}

Just like anything else, the state of our spiritual and physical health end up being a reflection of our actions—mostly small choices we might not even be aware of. What a blessing to realize that it comes down to being faithful with our decisions in small things, rather than overwhelmingly big ones. Even more encouraging…