HoliDAZE: 5 Tips to Reduce Your Holiday Stress

The holidays can get really stressful, but you don’t have to break a sweat! Here are five awesome tips to make your holiday season a bit more stress-free (and a lot more enjoyable.) 1. Treasure Every Moment It’s amazing how fast December flies by. We get so busy and caught up in the holiday “process”…

Consistency is Key

Successful people are not those who are necessarily motivated all the time—they are those who are consistent in their motivation. No one ever “feels like” doing the hard things that it takes to obtain the desired result. You have to focus on the fact that making it a consistent habit (sticking with it–no exceptions) will…

#Gratitude Attitude

As you enter into Thanksgiving this week, let it remind you that thanksgiving is not just an annual occasion, but should be a daily practice in your life. The measure of what you have is based on what what you PERCEIVE you have. It takes “appreciation” to make the good things in your life a…

The Simple Truth about Anxiety & How I’m Overcoming

I used to think of myself as a positive person. I always tried to maintain pleasant thoughts, say encouraging things to others and overall keep a good outlook on life. I had issues, like the rest of us, but genuinely believed my sometime melancholic view on life was not affecting anything other than just my…

Do it Anyway!

It’s 5:30 AM on a Monday morning, and thus begins your daily snooze battle with your alarm clock. So many things to do… and yet, the more beneficial the thing that you need to do is, the less motivation you seem to be able to find to do it.  Waking up early to exercise (as…

Time Does Not Heal All Wounds

“There is a well-treasured saying that even Christians take comfort from during times of duress and tragedy, “Time heals all wounds.”  May I just tell you loudly – I OBJECT!! Time has no inherent healing power. Only God has healing power! I know women who are just as bitter and angry today as they were…

Who Do You Think You Aren’t? 

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.”   – Unknown  Too often we are held down by our own beliefs about ourselves—who we think we are not. What are you telling yourself you are not? A good mother? Physically fit? Educated? Motivated? Happy?  Today, I challenge you…

You Can. 

Two simple, but very powerful, words:  you can. You can do it; you are strong enough. You are not defeated; you are not overwhelmed. Stop telling yourself you can’t handle your situation or that you are not worth it; eventually you are going to start to believe it. Sometimes you just need to stop and take…