How to Get What You Really Want

By |July 2nd, 2015|

As I write this, I’m taking a break from the major reorganization project that’s going on in the lower level of my home. As I mentioned in my last post, we’re changing the functions of the […]

The Comparison Trap

By |May 6th, 2015|

This past weekend I participated in my fourth half marathon. After battling a foot injury since January, I went into this race filled with doubt. I wasn’t really sure if I would be able to finish, […]

How to Get Better at Anything

By |February 6th, 2015|

Have you ever avoided doing something because you didn’t think you were very good at it? I have. In fact, I find myself doing this quite frequently. I find that the things I enjoy doing most […]

Finding Your Point of Focus in the New Year

By |January 20th, 2015|

As you may know, one of the ways I like to welcome in the New Year is by selecting a word of the year. Inspired by Ali Edwards, I started taking part in this tradition back […]

Getting Your Second Wind

By |September 26th, 2014|

Last weekend, like many weekend mornings, my running buddies and I laced up our running shoes and hit the trails. The mission: 10 miles. Just so you know, for me, a 10-mile run is challenging. Very […]

Decide to Do It

By |September 17th, 2014|

This past weekend Kailea, my daughter, achieved a goal. It is a goal she has been working toward for nearly half of her life. This past weekend Kailea tested for, and received, her black belt in […]

Stop Comparing to Create a More Joyful Life

By |August 27th, 2014|

A friend of mine shared this quote on Facebook last week. I’ve heard it before, but it’s the kind of quote that bears repeating—and sharing—especially today.

Today it’s easier than ever to compare ourselves to others. The […]

It Happens so Fast

By |May 30th, 2014|

Depending on where you are in life, three years can feel like an entirely different amount of time. As a toddler, three years is forever. It is literally a lifetime, maybe even longer. But as someone […]

6 Ways to be a Happier Mom

By |May 6th, 2014|

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m far from being a parenting expert, and I’m not a parenting blogger. But with nearly 16 years of parenting experience under my belt (! – right?) and with an intentional […]

Get Motivated + Get Tips for 360° of Spring Cleaning

By |March 27th, 2014|

Did anyone happen to read the spectacular spring cleaning article in the April issue of Martha Stewart Living? It’s so good. Seriously, I struggle with being motivated for spring cleaning. In the past, I eased my […]