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…

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…

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…

7 Day Gratitude Challenge {ToL}

Science has proven that gratitude is one of the best ways to improve levels of happiness, and reach new levels of success. Putting gratitude into practice on a consistent basis may prove to be challenging if you don’t know where to start. With this in mind, I’ve put together a list of 7 gratitude practices—one…

S.O.A.P. Notes #5 {Galatians 6:8-9}

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 Galatians 6:8-9 S: For he who sows to his own flesh (his lower nature, sensuality, his sinful capacity, his worldliness, his disgraceful impulses) will from the flesh reap…

Falling in Love With The Process {ToL}

I love this quote by Jim Kwik. It is so loaded! You can listen to the Podcast episode it came from here. We all want results, but how many of us are actually willing to do the work required for the desired outcome? I have good news and bad news. Are you ready for it?…

Impediments of Action and…Cake? {ToL #6}

Today I want to address 3 things that are interfering with your results. Specifically, 3 things which prevent you from taking action and therefore, prevent results. I also want to offer solutions, because what is the point of calling attention to problems, if I don’t offer some solutions! 🙂 1/ You rely on motivation. Truth:…

A New Approach to the New Year {ToL #4}

I mentioned on Instagram that I chose a New Year’s “theme” for 2017. I explained here why I chose the theme that I did (#PrioritizedAction). I think it is important to go deeper and share with you the basis for why I choose themes to begin my years now, rather than participate in setting New…

Action Is A Dividing Line {ToL #2}

Action Is A Dividing Line {ToL #2} The following ramblings were inspired by a comment on my Instagram post by @fitlilbit13 (also check her out here and here!) It just so happens she was good friends with my older sister growing up, but I stumbled on her Instagram (I think via a #basicfitfam hashtag??) without realizing who it was…