What’s So Important About Fitness

After checking in, he walks along the wall studying the gym’s layout. Machines, cardio equipment, dumbbells, and weight racks. Doors line the exterior walls – basketball, racquet ball, a swimming pool and cycling. People are scattered about. His eyes return to the bench press and squat racks. He doesn’t really know what to do or […]

Self Care Isn’t Selfish

The other day I woke up and the best way I could describe my mood was “foul.” I couldn’t put my finger on why, but everything was setting me off. Even small things, like Steve asking me a question while I was busy or Moose (my corgi) being underfoot, was hurling me into an unrelenting […]

Moving Forward

Everyone’s walk is different. Some walk, some jog, some run, and some crawl. The point is: we’re moving forward. The mind and body are connected. In a rut? Move. Your thoughts will follow your feet. Effort speaks and momentum builds. Sometimes we need a change of scenery. A change of pace. In the home office […]

Some Love, Truth & Carrots with Dip

“ See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1 NIV¹ It was an ordinary sibling squabble that ended with something unkind flung at the younger sister and younger sister dishing back whatever she could to older brother before running into her bedroom […]

Have to vs Blessed to

For those that follow my posts, you know that I’m into gratitude, lol. I believe gratitude and appreciation are two of our greatest sources of self-esteem and happiness (see my last post, “Earned Worth”). While washing my hands today I noticed the herbal sleep aid we get from the health food store to help my […]

Earned Worth

One of the greatest hidden sources of unhappiness for many of us is a suboptimal sense of self-worth. In a world that often takes for granted all our good deeds but is quick to point out our mistakes, it’s easy to see how this can happen. Our brains keep us safe by looking for two […]

The Amazing Impact of Hope and Optimism – And how to strengthen yours!

The dictionary says hope means desiring a positive experience. As in…I hope this post helps someone…lol. It’s believing that our future will be better than our present. That’s huge because without it, we are hope−less. So, how we think about the future has a huge impact on how we feel right now. Which of the […]

Processing Pain

The Buddha said the root of all suffering is attachment. I think of that as relating to acceptance (more on that later). Christians sometimes explain suffering as something God gives or allows us as an opportunity for growth. A beginning premise is that most suffering is self created. This is contrary to what we typically […]

The Journey

They say the journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step. But if that step is in the wrong direction, then the faster your progress and the further away you get. Get clear on your destination. What is your vision? Your purpose in the world? What would inspire you to leap out of bed […]

How to be a Hero

The original meaning of the word “hero” wasn’t a fierce warrior who destroyed the bad guys and saved the world. It was “protector.” The heroic ideal was someone who worked hard to develop the strength to go beyond themselves and care for others. They were motivated by their big hearts, their compassion, and their calling […]