How to Take Your Life to the Next Level

Many of us aspire to do something meaningful with our lives. The word aspire comes from the Latin to breathe, so there is a clue here that on some level, if we are not aspiring, we are not breathing, and we all know what happens if you stop breathing. You may not drop dead immediately … Read more

4 Reasons You Should Spend Less Time Online

Real Life: Spend Less Time Online to Live Your Best Life

We are living in a time that offers us countless ways of escaping real life. And while clicking on headlines on the internet might not be as taboo or destructive as an opium habit, it is still a form of distraction that steals us away from reality and eats away at free time we could … Read more

One Simple Habit that Makes Life Easier

Surrender. A word I did not use much until I had children, and then it emerged as one of the central experiences of motherhood. Yet one does not have to be a parent to embrace this concept. The ability to surrender is a powerful tool for mastering your thoughts and emotions. The next time you … Read more

Life Changing Books: Everyday Zen: Love and Work

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck is one of the most powerful life changing books I’ve ever read. Joko reminds us to stop thinking life will be better at some other point in time. (After work. My day … Read more

Time Management: A Simple Way to Have More Free Time

Time Management: A Simple Way to Have More Free Time

I stopped writing for a year. It was a time management decision, but one that honored the fact that I could not continue writing this blog without being a hypocrite. Living my best life does NOT mean staring at my computer while my one and a half year old is holding my leg saying mama … Read more

The Benefits of Meditation, and What Happened When I Stopped

Benefits of Meditation: How to Stay in the Present Moment

A long time ago, I decided to re-wire my brain. I suspected that most of our thoughts, low moods and fears are the result of an untrained mind. The more we think a certain way or do a certain behavior, the more those connections in our brain get reinforced, and the thinking or behavior becomes … Read more

Free Yourself to Improve Your Life

One of the most powerful ways to free yourself to change your life is to step back from your ego. A few weeks ago I wrote about how You Are Not Your Ego, and this topic is such a vital part of improving your life that I’m feeling compelled to elaborate. What is Ego? If … Read more

Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality: Best Book to Read to Change Your Life

Best Book to Read to Change Your Life: Awareness by de Mello

One of the best ways to change your life is to read a powerful book. Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality certainly fits that category. Awareness is about waking up, and fairly abruptly to boot. Anthony De Mello’s teaching style is very direct. Unlike many other books out there that attempt to handle this … Read more

How Personal Responsibility Can Change Your Life

All the choices we have made up to this point in our lives have created the exact life we live at this very moment. Personal responsibility is a sensitive topic these days, but here’s an easy way to reveal how it exists in our lives: Take a look around you. The room you are in … Read more

30 Day Workout Challenge Results

The 30 Day Exercise Challenge was a success—I exercised every day in August, so it turned out to be a 31 day workout challenge. (May 2020 Update: My youngest daughter just turned six, and I’m finally getting around to healing my core from pregnancy and childbirth! I didn’t wait 6 years because I was lazy, … Read more