Tips For A Stress-Free Holiday

There’s 12 days left before Christmas. How is that possible? 😳 This time of year might find you stressed out, off your usual routine, and trying to do #AllTheThings… Is all my shopping done? Are all the gifts wrapped? Are all the cards mailed? Do you have a plan for what you are bringing to…

Transformation Is More Than Physical

I shared this #TransformationTuesday on my Instagram page this last week, but I know not everyone follows me there so I also wanted to share it here. There’s 14 years between these 2 photos. External proof that you should #LiftTheHeavyThings. However, the internal transformation, the mindset shift, and the personal growth that has occurred between…

Thoughts on Sharing Your Story

  I love this quote. Brené Brown is the master of all things #RadicalResponsibility. It did get me thinking though… (Are you surprised? 🤣) Owning our full experience and sharing our full story is not merely about our own healing, it is also about helping others walk through their own similar journeys. With the Lord’s help, we…

Problems or Opportunities?

  This post is a collection of thoughts I had after listening to an episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership podcast the other day. Here is the link to the episode in case you want to listen. What do you think when you see a problem? Does your mind go into worry mode, or do…

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 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…

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…