Consistency is Key

Today’s blog is coming out a bit later than usual. Partly it’s because I was feeling lazy this weekend and decided to waste my brain away watching Netflix. Also partly because I didn’t have anything to say. But, alas, having nothing to say is how I came up with what to say today. I believe […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Put off Your Hopes & Dreams

I have this idea for a novel. I’ve had this idea for a year. I thought it was a newer idea (think November 2018) but it seems I started writing this novel earlier than that (April 2018). And even though collectively I have around 600 words between my April writing and November writing, I haven’t […]

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Moving Past Minor Inconveniences

What’s a minor inconvenience? It’s an obstacle to a goal that’s annoying but not big enough to stop forward motion – unless you let it. With working out I’m in the middle. I don’t hate it. I don’t love it either. I don’t mind it because I know it’s good for me and my body […]

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{Imposter Syndrome}

You’re an imposter and you know it. Why do you even pretend to know what you’re doing? Everybody knows you don’t belong here and even if they think you do, they’ll soon find out you are out of your element… – Sincerely, Your Thoughts Imposter Syndrome. If we are trying new things we have probably […]

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How to Move From Fear to Courage

Action defeats fear. Simple. Simple until your heart is beating faster than you thought possible. But, even with pounding hearts, we can find a way to step into courage. We may not realize it, but it’s super easy to think ourselves out of doing something because we have created a story in our minds on […]

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5 Ways to Bask in Gratitude

What are you grateful for? There have been many studies on the positive effects of gratitude including its effect on happiness, sleep, and quality of life.  When things become hard or frustrating it’s easy to forget to be grateful for the things and people in our lives. It’s important we develop ways in which to […]

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The Obstacle is the Way

(Sometimes a book will come along that changes the way you see things. The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Ryan Holiday is one of those books. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend you do.) We color our world with the thoughts, beliefs, and stories we tell ourselves. […]

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What’s Your Why

What does it take to leap; to jump into the unknown? A simple decision. Decisions, however, can be difficult. So the question becomes why? Why do you want to lose the weight? Why do you want to make more money? Why are you studying for that next test? What is the result you are seeking? […]

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The Failure to Try: Living With the Fixed Mindset

Yeah, sure, I may feel confident doing what comes easy to me, but what happens when I want to do something that I have to work at? Or I need to grow in an area of a “natural” skill but doing so could lead me to failure?

With a fixed mindset, we don’t want anyone to see us fail. We may quit too early because, since it’s not coming easily to us, well, I guess it’s not “our thing” even though something in us beckoned us to try it.

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Learning to Let Go

I wrote the above poem a couple years ago and as I was flipping through my “Ideas & Musings” binder earlier this week I discovered it again and found myself in a most peculiar emotional state.  I remember writing the start of this poem (“I know why Alice fell down the rabbit hole – escaping […]

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