#GiveMe30HabitProject 05.01.19 {Thoughts}

Welcome to the fifth habit in the #GiveMe30HabitProject!! See this post for all the details and backstory! This month’s habit is on thoughts! Specifically, to focus on taking every thought captive and making sure that the words you speak are those of life and truth. Why is this so important? Several reasons: 1. The person that you…

#GiveMe30HabitProject 02.01.2019 {Gratitude}

Welcome to the second habit in the #GiveMe30HabitProject!! See this post for all the details and backstory! This month’s focus is gratitude! Research has shown that the practice of gratitude can actually help rewire our mindset to become more positive in our outlook. Studies have proven that this is beneficial even in elderly individuals! The idea that…

The Power of Tiny Habits

“If you plant the right seed in the right spot, it will grow without further coaxing. I believe this is the best metaphor for creating habits. The “right seed” is the tiny behavior that you choose. The “right spot” is the sequencing — what it comes after. The “coaxing” part is amping up motivation, which…

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,…

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…

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…

Checking In

A lot of people see the new year as a chance at a fresh start, and as such, use it as an opportunity for positive change(s). I have really started to move away from an “all or nothing” approach. I now (generally) consider it to be a less effective method, and have abandoned it in favor of an approach of moderation and balance. Let me…