Changing Your Morning Routine Will Change Your Life

SONY DSCThe snooze button on the alarm clock used to be my best friend. We’ve all done those groggy early morning calculations for just a few more minutes of sleep. “I won’t wash my hair this morning,” you think before hitting the snooze button. “I won’t eat breakfast,” you say to yourself before hitting it a second time.

Have you ever considered that the way you start your morning carries over into the rest of your day? [Read more…]

How to Stop Mind Chatter and Get More Done


Your mind is full of chatter. It’s constantly feeding your doubts and filling you up with anxiety. The gremlins in your head make you feel like you aren’t good enough and you’ll never be enough.

That’s what my mind chatter used to always tell me. That’s why I found myself under-performing most of the time because I would think, “What’s the point? I’ll never be good enough anyway.” [Read more…]

What Buying a House Taught Me About Goals


For a very long time my husband and I had the goal of owning a home. We were renters, like many people, but we were sure that being homeowners would be so much better.

When we lived in the apartment complex where we could hear our upstairs neighbors loudly having sex we’d often say to each other, “Won’t it be great when we get our own place.” [Read more…]

What To Do When You Find Yourself Slipping Back into Old Habits


It was an ordinary morning, or at least I thought it was when I woke up. I headed into the living room to get my day started with some yoga, and as I rolled out my yoga mat I noticed something odd on the rug. It was a greenish blue stain. Upon closer inspection I realized it was mold. Looking around my living room I noticed that it wasn’t just on the rug. It was on the wicker chest by the window too. How did this happen? I wondered, and I immediately started freaking out. [Read more…]

I Had Trouble Reaching My Goals Until I Started Doing This …

leavesWhat are you planning for the new year? Have you made any resolutions? Do you have any big goals for 2015?

New Year’s resolutions are a funny thing. Most people don’t even keep them throughout all of January. I know because I’ve been guilty of the same thing. I’ve promised myself that I would workout everyday in the past and found myself skipping workouts as early as the second week of January. I’ve told myself that I would finally finish a novel only to give up on the whole endeavor by the end of February. [Read more…]