5 Reasons Why You Deserve to Live Your Best Life
New Year, Same Plan.
You know what you need to do, how to do it and the tools you require to get started.
But every time you turn that calendar to the 1st of the month you find yourself hitting the restart button.
Why is it that we constantly struggle with feeling like we are taking one step forward and two steps back?
Take the Leap
Another new year has graced us with it’s presence. Over the past two weeks I have witnessed that notorious time of year where we get out our calendars, note pads, vision boards, or wallet to embark on a new journey towards a better “you”.
You are standing on the edge, watching loose rock fall from under your feet. The deafening beat of your heart can be heard for miles. You nervously shuffle back and forth from one foot to the other. Your breath is stolen by the view and possibility, and for just a moment fear dissolves from your body. The sun rises with your confidence and you know without a doubt that you can do anything. You shuffle your feet back towards the stable ground and with one last quick look over your shoulder you leap into the unknown. The wind creates a blanket of security as you soar through the air, and without notice you become a statue in time over a giant, beautiful hole in your life.
Readiness for Change
It is January 23rd and I personally feel like I have yet to begin my BIG New Year.
My start to 2018 has been tough, slow and a total grind.
Is anyone else feeling me?
Lose the Limits
Are you READYYYYYYYYY to CHANGE!?
(said in wrestling announcer style)
Let’s recap, shall we?
Obstacles to Goals
Let's talk about limits.
Truth Bomb: Most limitations are self-imposed and are not “real”
Minion Voice: whhhhhaaatttt?
Yep, I know, this is ground breaking stuff right here.
Your limitations are NOT real!
I first came to this realization about a year ago, right around the time I decided to launch a health and wellness program that has completely changed my life. Join me for a second as we jump into this time warp and revisit that day.
WHY CHANGE? WHY STAY THE SAME?
Ok. You’ve made some goals. You have big plans this month. You’ve even made sure they are SMART goals! So why OH WHY can’t you GET OFF YOUR BUM and get CRAP DONE! Because as important your goal may be to you… staying status quo may be more beneficial… for now.
What is Inspiration?
Hey everybody! Wellness Wednesdays are BAAAACK!
Today I’m going to talk about Life Satisfaction.
How Satisfied are you?
Here is a handy tool to see exactly where things are going well and where you would perhaps like to make some improvements. I’ve used this tool for years with clients in addictions services, as well as with youth looking to find their way. Not only do I use it with clients, but I find it SUPER helpful in my OWN life!
Connect to Flourish
It has been quite some time since I felt inspired enough to write. I have picked up a pen or my laptop a number of times hoping the words would find me—but they haven’t.
Wellness Wednesday - Flourishing
Yesterday Was World Mental Health Day!
I kept seeing posts yesterday on social media about how we can care for ourselves, our own wellness, on World Mental Health Day. It was kinda bugging me… so I had to reflect on that.
“Why am I feeling annoyed?”
Did you know that October 10th is World Mental Health Day?
What the heck IS mental health?
Is mental health the absence of mental illness?
According to the wellness aisle at the bookstore, mental health is being "happy".
Is that true?
Growth not Guilt
Wellness can be defined in many ways.
Physical. Social. Financial. Spiritual. Mental. Educational. Environmental.
It is time we begin to create a community that supports all aspects of well being. A community that can rise up and support one another is all aspects of life, in order to create healthier and happier lives.
We all try so hard.
We go to school to learn.
We choose a job because we worked hard for it.
We invest an endless amount of time in our jobs in order to move up in the world.
We take chances because we believe we can create something bigger for ourselves and we monitor our health in order to ensure we live long enough to enjoy it all. Until one day we are left sitting in a chair reflecting on only the handful of big moments we can actually remember
Sometimes I sit and wonder if I am truly having an impact on those around me.
Sometimes I wonder if I am capable of producing something that truthfully helps people.
I often find myself wondering...
Is this enough? Is this working? Are people actually happy?
And then I read something like this....and everything stands still just for a moment. I read these words and was suddenly I am reminded why I started to pursue my passion with a fierce determination.
Because all it takes is one person.
One life, and I have accomplished what I have set out to do. I cried a little while reading this one...not going to lie.
Talking about my journey over the last few years is a daily occurrence with my members. I share my obstacles, my heart aches, my lessons, my goals and more importantly the reality of my life. Today I want to introduce you to one member that has had permanent impact on my journey. I met Amanda 2 years ago when she became a client of mine. My very first impression of this woman was instant admiration. She was a strong, empowering and fearless gal. She would be the first to admit that she had no idea where life would lead her one day, but when she spoke of her goals it was with conviction and dedication. As time went on Amanda became a great friend and we are slowly becoming an empowering duo. Amanda has a brilliant perspective on life and is extremely passionate about self discovery.
Does it get any better than this?
If you want to be inspired, inspire others.
You are probably tired of hearing that from me by now....but it is the foundation of my life.
I am so grateful to have such a incredible community of members. They inspire me every single day and are helping me grow into the person I am meant to become.
A question that keeps us up at night, leaves our hearts racing and our minds wandering.
Does it get any better than this?
Can I do more, accomplish more, be more...than what I am now?
Or is this it?
Are you ready for the answer to the question?
Does it get any better than this?
Face the Fear
We are all afraid.
There isn’t a single person I know that lives a life without fear, and if they are….it’s because they are delusional or compensating.
I recently had an awesome rainy day movie date with a friend and after a heated discussion we agreed on The Lion King.
What false evidence do you see every single day?
Today I want to share a story with you from one of my amazing clients.
I was so inspired and touched by her words that I had no choice but to share it with you all. Her words depict everything our programs stand for, her success is exactly what we want for everyone that joins our community.