Amazing Discovery: I need to shut my mouth!

Lessons learned from my kindness matter challenge that apply to NY Resolutions

I just completed my 23rd of 24 acts of kindness by leaving a gift for our dedicated mail carrier. Focusing on an act of kindness each day lifted my blues, and provided me an opportunity to really experience the true meaning of Christmas – unconditional caring (love). As analyzed below in my sort of the 24 “Random acts […]

Wisdom comes from accepting critque from others.

From the Wisdom Ways Series by Pastor David Rivers

We weren’t designed to do life independently, but to live in unison with and among others. Sometimes, like in the picture above, we can’t achieve what we want without a little help from our friends. Other times we need others to kindly and gently point them  our dullness, our faults and keep us on track […]

Live with Intention

Carpe Diem#1

May you seize the day, everyday (Thanks to my sister who passed quote this to me from my cousin!)

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.

Mortimer Adler

To Ponder: I think that obstacles lead to growth and ultimately, the most learning I’ve done in my life is between jobs. –Anthony Michael Hall     Love of learning led to monasteries, which became the cradle of academic guilds. — John Ortberg   How are you still learning? What would you like to learn […]

Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.

Martha Stewart

To Ponder: Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don’t change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan. — John C. Maxwell   References

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Walt Disney

To ponder: It’s curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.  –Mark Twain   References

5 tips to overcome fears that sabotage fitness success

Lean and Fit Extra #1 of 2. Becoming "burpee-dauntless"

If you don’t know about Burpees or Spartan Races check this out I’ve trained for months. I can climb a rope, do many pull ups, carry weights, balance and run 10 miles in heat, but I still struggle to do excessive amounts of burpees.  Last time we did a shorter Spartan event we were forced to […]

Prevent multi-tasking burnout with seven mindful choices

We were created to focus on one thing well at a time, yet nowadays our world requires constant multi-tasking beyond our capabilities. Faster, harder, more, better, go, go, go. Bosses expect we can simultaneously meet every complex, ever-changing expectation PERFECTLY every time taking same time and costs, despite technical problems, distractions or illness. When we […]

Mindfulness Series on Instagram

Ready to change in up?  Get mindful with pics and videos by  Following me on Instagram and see one of my favorite Happy Places on YouTube. Where’s your happy place?