Motivation Monday: See Opportunities

I’m a planner, and I try to see the whole picture in a situation: both the positives and negatives. I look for the benefits as well as plan for any kinds of obstacles that might occur. Generally, I like this process, and it has served me well. But sometimes I get caught up in the […]

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Motivation Monday: Desire & Hustle

There have been certain times in my life where I wanted to be good at something but didn’t feel like I had a whole lot of natural talent in that area. I got good grades in school, I’ve been promoted, and I once ran 6 miles. I’m proud of all these accomplishments, and none of […]

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Motivation Monday: Trust the Timing

Sometimes I look at my life and think, shouldn’t I have this figured out by now? I want everything to make sense at this moment. There are certain things I want for my life, and sometimes I wish I were closer to getting them. I’d like to have our debt paid off, enjoy traveling, have […]

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Motivation Monday: Keep moving forward.

What an inspirational quote from Martin Luther King Jr. He said it at a rally to get young people to keep moving in the fight for justice. What ever cause you’re fighting for, goals you’re setting, or personal battles you’re dealing with, persevere. Fly, run, walk, or crawl. Keep at those goals— progress is progress […]

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Ending the Pity Party and Counting My Blessings

This is part of a journal entry I wrote last Monday. It’s kind of dark and whiny, and I had no plans to post it. However, a friend encouraged me to share my experience because she thought it might resonate with other people, even if it’s not pretty: The last two weeks have been rough. […]

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Motivation Monday: Get Started

Today is my first day at my new work-from-home health coaching job. I’m flying to Texas for training and to meet my new coworkers! Starting something new can be exciting and nerve-racking. I’m looking forward to a change, and I think I’m going to learn a lot from this company. It’ll be a good fit […]

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4 Ways to Practice Gratitude

‘Tis the season to give thanks! Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and it’s a perfect time to talk about gratitude. Last week I posted about holiday stress and how being grateful and staying positive can help manage stress. I also made up my mind that I wasn’t going to give in to the pressures of the holiday […]

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8 Ways to Cut Holiday Stress

I have a good time and enjoy many aspects of the holiday season: Turkey Trot, Hallmark movies with Gretchen Wieners, getting together with family, singing Christmas carols and Christmas Eve mass, to name a few. However, the stress that comes along with this time of year gets to me and sometimes clouds the joy and […]

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Week 4: Meditation through Reading

This week’s focus in the 4-Week Meditation Series is Meditation through Reading. What I Did Each night I read the day’s Gospel or the passage from my Thirsting for God: Daily Meditations book that I tried the previous week. I read the passage slowly, three times, and meditated on the words that stood out most to […]

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Top 10 Activities for Frugal Fall Fun

Please don’t hate me. I’m a summer person, and I get a little sad when fall arrives, marking the end of long days, warm weather and summer fun. BUT THEN I put this list together of some super fun fall activities that won’t break the bank, and I realized fall’s a pretty great season, too. […]

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