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

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

Green Smoothie 30 Day Challenge

November is almost here and it’s time for another 30 Day Trial. In honor of my beloved high speed blender and a desire to consume more leafy greens, I’ve decided to create a green smoothie habit. The goal is to drink a green smoothie every day for 30 days. It’s easier to succeed at a 30 Day … 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

30 Day Challenge: Exercise Every Day

30 Day Exercise Challenge: Exercise Every Day for a Month

August is almost here, and it’s time for the 30 Day Exercise Challenge! Choosing a different challenge each month is an excellent way to stay motivated, break bad habits, and instill good habits. (May 2020 Update: My youngest daughter just turned six, and I’m finally getting around to healing my core from pregnancy and childbirth! … Read more

7 Simple Ways to Change My Life

7 Simple Ways to Change Your Life: photo of 7 birds

There are plenty of obvious ways to change my life. I can eat right, exercise, quit my day job, and so forth. The  ways to change my life listed here are meant to be less obvious, yet actually easier to do. Following through with just one of the methods is quite likely to create some … Read more

How to Create Good Habits and Achieve Goals

The secret to create good habits and achieve goals is to be aware of the choices you make. At any given moment, we have countless choices. We may not consciously realize the extent of the options available to us, but nevertheless, they are there, and we are constantly choosing one action over another. Instead of … Read more