What’s Your ’10’ Career?

Just a couple of days ago I sat down to make a business plan while waiting¬†in a Chinese restaurant for my takeout order to cook (tip: if you can’t figure out a surefire plan for your business in ten minutes, then why bother? ūüėČ ¬†The only thing I had time to do was make aContinue reading “What’s Your ’10’ Career?”

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”

The Fastest Way to Change Your Life For the Better

A little over a year ago I decided it was time to start getting rid of some of my and my sisters extra possessions. ¬†We had been limiting the amount of new items for a while but there were several rooms full of things that I hadn’t even¬†looked at since we moved 11 years ago.Continue reading “The Fastest Way to Change Your Life For the Better”

Five Tips to Actually Freakin‚Äô Make Your Dreams a Reality

This has been a crazy time for me. ¬†I work retail and I basically just become an eating, sleeping, and retailing machine for the six weeks before Christmas. ¬†Then life gets back to normal. ¬†I’m not proud to have fallen off on my exercise and writing goals BUT I am proud of how excited IContinue reading “Five Tips to Actually Freakin‚Äô Make Your Dreams a Reality”

The Inelegant Balance Between Being Right and Becoming Better

Now, we all want to be right — to be smart, admired, to think for ourselves and not let anything sway our convictions. ¬†But at a certain point does certainty inhibit progress? I’ve been asking myself this question a lot this year. ¬†Firstly, as I move forward toward becoming a professional writer, I have startedContinue reading “The Inelegant Balance Between Being Right and Becoming Better”

How to Tune Out the Noise

I recently led a class about ‘How to Reevaluate Your Life‚Äô.¬† Some readers will remember that I‚Äôve 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‚Äôd covered my bases pretty well.¬† Then ‚ÄĒ 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”

The Defining Moment of Your Life

Welcome to Awesomeville Population: YOU I’ve been MIA from my blog for a little while, for a few reasons: I’ve been launching a website for ‘How to Come Alive‘ (see last post) I’ve been hitting it hard in terms of exercise, eating right, cleaning, and novel writing (more on¬†that soon) I wasn’t sure what toContinue reading “The Defining Moment of Your 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”

Follow Your Excitement

When you decide to change your life, improve your world, or reclaim your dreams you will come to a time when you get really excited about something you consider ‘silly’ or ‘trivial’ — and in that moment, you have discovered magic. Think about it — how often do you get excited in the day-to-day? ¬†NotContinue reading “Follow Your Excitement”