How imperfection can be empowering

#4/5 ican! Holiday Pledge/Goal Accomplishment

I get angry when I screw up. Sometimes it’s a big foot in the mouth for days: Other times it’s just a single typo. This post is devoted to the 4th P of my “5 P’s of Successful Goal Accomplishment:” Practice without expecting perfection. Remember tomorrow’s another day to start over. I ask for your indulgence […]

Spirituality is meant to take us beyond our tribal identity into a domain of awareness that is more universal.

Deepak Chopra

To Ponder: Spirituality is not a formula; it is not a test. It is a relationship. Spirituality is not about competency; it is about intimacy. Spirituality is not about perfection; it is about connection. —Mike Yaconelli References https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/d/deepakchop599949.html https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/mikeyacone825303.html

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.

Oprah Winfrey

To Ponder: The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. –Bob Marley References. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/o/oprahwinfr386951.html https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/o/bobmarley578991.html  

Aligning fitness goals with a realistic plan

Lean and Fit: Week 2

This week we finalize our 4, 8, 12, or 16 week fitness plans  Your plan must match your vision, goals and motivation and should build over 12 to 16 weeks to 150 minutes of aerobic exercise and 2 bouts of resistance/strength training each week, or more!  If you’re working with me you’ll also consume a […]

Why clarify your motivation??

Lean and Fit Series: Week 1. Set goals that align with your motivation.

Obstacles! Without a clear vision of why you are doing something, a tangible, meaningful reason why you do something, it’s very easy to give in to life’s obstacles, especially when your tired, limited funds, got other important things to do, or are flat out afraid. Below I’ve created a table that link common motivations to […]

You can control your own happiness

Make your own Happiness Series

Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not. –Valerie Bertinelli

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

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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?

Improve your life with Mindfulness

Wisdom of Weeding Series

I’ve always thought mindfulness meant paying attention.  Instead of using a “grab and go” technique to quickly reduce the appearance of 5 ugly vestiges among my flowers, instead I must carefully look at each individual weed to determine the correct location to pull it up by it’s  roots, for root extraction is required to reach […]

#8. Less pain due to daily stretch and balance work.

Top 10 reasons I love to be really fit.

Whether it’s stretching, PiYo, no hands on the bike, or walking on our wall while watering, staying loose and limber feels soooo good!  (Picture of Noelani Derrickson at Canyonlands, Summer 2014)