Week 7, Everyday Tuesday, February 14, 2017 A different kind of bike.

Learning to do something differently than you already know isn’t as easy as it seems. For example, riding a backwards brain bicycle is nearly impossible to master. It takes a lot of practice to adapt to understanding something differently than you already do. Destin Sandlin, known for his educational video series Smarter Every Day, shows … Read more

Week 6, Everyday Tuesday, February 7, 2017 As. I. Am.

For too many days I’ve struggled to love my body. I am full figured. Bigger, not smaller. On a good day, I might say curvier. For most of my life, I’ve been unhappy with my weight and because of that, unhappy with my body.  My self-esteem has been tied to my size. When I was … Read more

4 Signs You’re Doing Well in Life

We all know disappointments from time to time. The raise you were counting on turned into a lay off. The relationship you worked so hard for didn’t turn out the way you hoped. Certain people are eager to let you know when you have let them down. With all of life’s ups and downs, sometimes … Read more

Week 5 Everyday Tuesday January 31, 2017 Letting love in

Week 5 Everyday Tuesday January 31, 2017 Letting love in This week I’m sharing my heart with you, and I’m getting real about how I’m walking the walk as I practice contentment. Randomly (and I believe also quite auspiciously) I pulled the Ace of Hearts from the Everyday52™ deck (that’s the “Let love in” in … Read more

Week 4 Everyday Tuesday January 24, 2017 Taking the stairs.

Last week I had one of those days. You know…one of those days where everything seems to be just a little off. It was a tiredcrabbyheadachehungrytotallyoutofsorts day. A woke up at 3:25am and couldn’t go back to sleep kind of day. A three appointments canceled – each at the last minute kind of day. A … Read more

Week 3 Every Tuesday January 17, 2017 Heart’s content.

I have such love and appreciation for my extraordinary everyday! This past weekend is a fine example of remembering that I am unshakably ok, even when something feels hard. Saturday was pretty darn cold and a gloomy sort of grey.  It took some extra effort to gear up and head out the door, and I … Read more

Week 2: Everyday Tuesday January 10, 2017 Inside contentment.

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. “ ~ Dalai Lama I love when something takes my breath away as it aligns in just the right way. I especially love it when I’m reminded that practicing contentment works. Recently, this happened when I saw an interview of the Dalai Lama on … Read more

3 Ways to Live a Life You Love

Americans live in one of the richest countries in the world, but an online poll revealed that only 33% are happy. Unfulfilling jobs, dead-end relationships and money worries are among the reasons people say they are unhappy. The good news is that there are things you can do to live a life you love. These … Read more

Week 1: Everyday Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Today is the beginning of what I hope will be an extraordinary year. So, I begin this year with plenty of intentions (instead of resolutions), and perhaps the biggest intention I am committing to is the practice of contentment. Every. Single. Day. I intend to be unshakably ok, no matter what life throws at me … Read more

Simple Ways to Quiet Your Anxiety

You don’t have to be a scientist to know that stress and anxiety aren’t good for you. No one likes the way constant worrying feels. It sends your anxiety levels soaring and saps your emotional energy. Unrelenting doubts and fears can also be paralyzing. Anxiety can affect your day-to-day life in massive ways. Here are … Read more