How to Create the Life of Your Dreams THIS YEAR

So, it has arrived. My final Change-Your-Life Challenge for (Georgia USA? My 30s? The old ‘status quo’?) this period of my life. In brief, my life has been roughly divided into home-schooled, hanging-with-the-fam era (birth to 25), and then the hanging-with-my-sister, learning, growing, preparing era (26 to 39). Now, baby, watch out — 2019 isContinue reading “How to Create the Life of Your Dreams THIS YEAR”

How to Make 2019 a ‘Beacon’ Year

‘We’ll Burn Like a Beacon and Then We’ll be Gone.’ That line is from a Frank Turner song (Poetry of the Deed — great song!) and I think it’s a good setup for you and me to talk about how 2019 is the craziest, awesomest year ever (yet!) and we’ve both about to blow theContinue reading “How to Make 2019 a ‘Beacon’ Year”

Welcome to 2018

Happy New Year! And congratulations! I know 2017 got off to a bit of a slow start for you, but man — you picked up the ball and ran with it. The last eleven months have been full of hard work, new challenges, and amazing accomplishments. You might not have gotten everything completed on your resolutionContinue reading “Welcome to 2018”

Struggle As Adventure

Strug·gle verb make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction. strive to achieve or attain something in the face of difficulty or resistance. have difficulty handling or coping with. engage in conflict. make one’s way with difficulty. Struggle doesn’t sound like fun.  Maybe, it doesn’t even sound right — if you’reContinue reading “Struggle As Adventure”

How to Tune Out the Noise

I recently led a class about ‘How to Reevaluate Your Life’.  Some readers will remember that I’ve talked about this topic a couple of times before and so I felt pretty confident.  I printed handouts, talked for over an hour, and thought I’d covered my bases pretty well.  Then — during the Q & AContinue reading “How to Tune Out the Noise”

The Most Successful Fat-Loss Plan of My Life

Right out the gate, let me be clear about one thing: I don’t believe in the term ‘weight loss’ as a healthy mindset.  Lots of things add up to your body weight — organs, muscle, bones, fluids that keep you alive.  And believe me, you wouldn’t want to trade your heart to weigh a few less pounds. ButContinue reading “The Most Successful Fat-Loss Plan of My Life”

Back — and Better Than Ever

Hi there.  Remember me?  Sorry for the long absence since my last post, but I hope once you hear what I’ve been up to,  you’ll approve. First  of all, I want to say thank you to each and every person who follows this blog.  When I started writing here, I was imaging you all — youContinue reading “Back — and Better Than Ever”

How to Get There From Here: The Beginner’s Guide to Goal Setting

When you have a dream, it sneaks around the edges of your consciousness, coming to the forefront of your mind in the oddest times — in the shower, listening to radio interviews, when someone asks ‘What do you do?’  But how do you cross over from a dreamer to a doer?  With thousands of booksContinue reading “How to Get There From Here: The Beginner’s Guide to Goal Setting”

5 Ways to Love Yourself and Reveal Your Awesome

WARNING: A little extra language in the pictures of this post — because I was feeling passionate! In life there are two pulls — the urge to become more and the necessity of loving yourself as is.  I don’t believe these forces are incompatible but we too often tell our story as ‘I’m broken andContinue reading “5 Ways to Love Yourself and Reveal Your Awesome”

How I got Healthier (and You Can Too)

My friend Jill Hartmann-Roberts recently asked me for some info about the health and fitness things I’ve been excited about in the past couple of years and I thought, ‘Why not share this info with all of you?’ First of all, know that whatever health, body, mental or other challenges you’re facing, I completely believe goodContinue reading “How I got Healthier (and You Can Too)”