“Anything Worth Having Is Worth Working For”

Recently I was re-reading Home Town Tales by Philip Gulley.  The book published in 1998, contains short “feel good” stories told by a Quaker minister.  Every few years I get one of his storytelling books from my office library (I have 2 of them) and read a few stories as part of my sleep routine. […]

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Are You Too Comfortable?

We like our familiar routines and habits. Doing things that are familiar gives us comfort.  Think of your morning routine. Do you do about the same thing every morning?  I sure do and I find my routine comforting. There is nothing wrong with being comfortable.  It gives you a sense of security and stability. The […]

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Patience with Myself

I like to think of myself as a patient person. I am patient with others and like coaching and helping others on their journey.  I have learned recently that it is hard for me to be patient with myself! I was sick for a week and I had a temperature (101-102) every evening.  I took […]

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Your Personal Boundaries

If you do not set boundaries for yourself, no one else will do it for you.  What is important to you should be your top priority.  You need to set parameters or put limits in place for your time, energy and activities.  This needs to be done for your home, work, and community commitments.  I […]

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6 Core Strategies to Lose Body Fat

There are many magical tricks out there on how to lose weight and how to lose body fat. I am a firm believer in the old fashion “you have to do the hard work to reap the benefits” method. Quick fixes do not work long term. I know many people who have lost weight just […]

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ABC’s of a Healthy Mindset

I have been working with a gal on developing and working towards her Fitness Life Goals.  She wants to make changes to her body, as well as her eating and drinking habits.  During our coaching sessions the conversation always comes back to how she talks to and believes in herself. Recently she sent me an […]

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I’m Hungry, What Should I Eat?

I seem to be hungry many times throughout the day.  I am very active and need nutrients to keep going.  I always look for healthy foods with protein to keep me full. Which items from the picture would you choose? Here are some of my quick go to ideas: Eggs Eggs are a natural source […]

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Life’s Vulnerability and Walking with Bears

Vulnerability is defined as the emotion we feel during times of risk, uncertainty and emotional exposure.  It is having the courage to show up when you can’t control the outcome. One of the times I feel vulnerable is when hiking in the forests.  Steve and I love to hike and we like to hike on […]

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How to Live a Happier Life

Do you want to live a happier life?  Do you want to focus on the positive aspects of your life?  You CAN do these things.  You can by changing or readjusting your mindset.  Yes, that is all you need to do.  Change the way you look at your life, the people in your life, and […]

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The Benefits of Practice

Practice makes perfect Our granddaughter plays the violin.  She started learning 2 years ago in school and it is wonderful to hear her growth and development at school concerts.  It is a great time to celebrate her learning and improved playing. In addition to school and concerts, she practices almost every day.  She plays her […]

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