Week 8, Everyday Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Life is good.

My dad absolutely loved his life. He loved his wife, his seven children, living in Colorado, racing cars for a hobby, laughing, and sometimes, really loud music.  He was a morning person, up before the sun and always on the go. My dad was one of the good ones. It wasn’t easy being his daughter … Read more

Morning Practices That Will Set You Up for a More Productive Day

Your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. When you start the day happy, energized and motivated, you are likely to carry that positive energy throughout the day. While there’s probably not an ideal morning routine that fits everyone, adding these practices to your morning will help set you up for a … Read more

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

Making Me Time a Priority Is Good For You

A lot of people tend to associate being busy with using time wisely. Every hour is filled with work, activities and commitments. Idle seconds can feel like precious time slipping away. Just notice how people pull out their smart phones to check email or the news when there is a moment of down time. It’s … 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 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

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

The Gift of Being Unshakably Okay

Someone asked me the other day why would they “choose to settle for contentment over happiness?” Such a good question! I say you don’t settle for contentment! It isn’t an either/or question. (Settling implies less than, a kind a giving up, of taking only a little of what you can get, or a lack of … Read more