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…

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…

Lessons From Coins

  I have some some questions I’d like you to ponder:   When it comes to (what you consider to be) “imperfections” and “mistakes,” how do you view yourself? Do you allow (what you see as) “flaws” to define you? To limit you? How do you view the purpose and the outcome(s) of things when…

S.O.A.P. Notes #6 {1 Corinthians 15:58}

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 verse is 1 Corinthians 15:58 S: Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord [always doing your best and doing…

Reframing Discomfort {ToL}

“Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life. We experience our greatest levels of growth, we experience our greatest achievements when we are able to face into stuff that makes us uncomfortable—even if it feels difficult to do so—and we make changes in accordance with that.” -Susan David PhD  I shared this quote…

Why A Great Beginning To Your New Year Starts NOW

Most of us are used to running around frantically during the holiday season. On top of normal life and work demands, there is so much extra we are expected to do! Including, but not limited to: Figuring out the perfect gift for everyone on your list… Shopping for those gifts… Wrapping all those gifts… Working…

{Last Minute} Holiday Gift Guide

  Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me you might find that you still have some shopping left to do (and also find yourself at a loss for gift ideas for certain people on your list). 😳 I had every intention of going Christmas shopping yesterday evening. I knew I would…

Yoda Was Wrong: Here’s Why

“Try not! Do, or do not… There is no try.” —Master Yoda If you’re not familiar with the movie The Empire Strikes Back, check out this quick clip (it’s less than five minutes) before you continue reading. Actually, even if you are familiar with the scene, humor me and re-watch it so you’ll know where I’m…