The Gift of 30 Minutes of Stillness

I recently found myself reflecting back on a time when I was in the middle of my own life transformation. I was about 5 months into my recovery journey, which meant I was somewhere between the awful beginning and the messy middle, trying to figure out who I was, what I stood for and whereContinue reading “The Gift of 30 Minutes of Stillness”

Are You Measuring Productivity on Someone Else’s Stick?

Productivity. What does that really mean anyway? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to be productive means “yielding results, benefits or profits.” It does not mean yielding results, benefits our profits according to your mother, your boss, your best friend, your partner, your (fill in the blank). None of the above! It simply says that youContinue reading “Are You Measuring Productivity on Someone Else’s Stick?”

How Trying To Be Perfect is Holding You Back

Standing up a website for my coaching practice has been on a list of to-do’s for a while and blogging has been a pipe dream of mine for so long. When I have time, when I have enough to say, when I have my first client, when I have…. The list of “when I’s” wentContinue reading “How Trying To Be Perfect is Holding You Back”

Life Lessons on the Walking Trail

Life Lessons. Sometimes they come in the strangest of places. Sometimes in the most common. And sometimes when we least expect it. I was out on a walk with my dog admiring the clouds in the sky, the way the sun shone thru them, and the flowering purple thistle weeds in the fields on theContinue reading “Life Lessons on the Walking Trail”

Self-Care is Good For You

What comes to mind when you hear the word self-care? People practicing yoga in the middle of the woods somewhere like those in the photos above? A pedicure? A selfish person spending valuable time on themselves when others need them? Something you think you don’t have time for? All of the above? None of theContinue reading “Self-Care is Good For You”

How Body Image Was Defined on the School Playground

Words. They can have so much power over us and we don’t even realize it. Where were you when you first heard someone say something about your body? What words were said? How old were you? I was on the playground, participating in track and field day, in the spring of the fifth grade. IContinue reading “How Body Image Was Defined on the School Playground”