• Health & Wellness,  Leveling Up

    Finding Your “Why”

    When is the last time you tried to change a habit? How did you do? Were you successful? A lot of people do okay for a little while, but then things come up, and they find themselves reverting back to their old ways. In the past, you might have been told, and/or believed that you just needed some stronger willpower. Nowadays, however, it’s coming to light that that’s maybe not the case. Instead, a better method is to find your “why”. Your why is the soul-deep reason behind the changes you’re wanting to make. In her book, “F.I.T. 10 Steps To Your Faith Inspired Transformation“, Kim Dolan Leto recommends that…

  • Health & Wellness,  Leveling Up

    Unfollowing

    Doesn’t it drive you crazy when a friend or family member suddenly gets on a health-kick, and starts putting their running log and/or sweaty selfies all over Facebook? You think to yourself, “Well, gee, good for you… but I don’t want to see that!” So {click}… you unfollow them. Five years ago, I did just that — I’d unfollow anyone who was working on bettering themselves and sharing their progress on social media. Why? Because it reminded me of how much I, myself, wasn’t doing in my own life. It highlighted the truth and my weaknesses, and that made me uncomfortable. So, it was easier to unfollow these people than…

  • Health & Wellness,  Leveling Up

    The Best Version of You

    What would the best version of you — and your life — look like? Have you ever given that any serious thought? Most of us have at least one area of our lives that we would like to change (if not many). Consider the following areas: health relationships (love) work spirituality finances leisure shelter friends/family What is ONE thing you’d like to change (or, upgrade) in just one of those areas? Better yet, what is one change you’d like to make in each of those areas, in order to get you closer to what you feel is the “best version” of yourself and your life? My own list looks something…

  • Health & Wellness,  Leveling Up,  Random

    Why Authors & Writers Make Great Network Marketers

    What do you think of when you hear the term “network marketing“? Does it make you skeptical? Do you envision pyramid schemes? Well, did you know that it’s actually a legitimate business model endorsed by people like Sir Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Warren Buffett, and even President Donald Trump? Today, I’d like to provide you with a little more insight into what this model is about, but also why I believe that writers make great Network Marketers! But first, a quick story… For the past decade, or so, I have had the feeling that God would like me to become a Writer. I’ve fought against this, though (Jonah, anyone?) because…

  • Health & Wellness,  Identity, Values, & Worth,  Leveling Up

    How Can I Be a Health Coach?

    I don’t look like a “health coach”… I barely act like a health coach (yet). So, why do I call myself a Health Coach? Isn’t that a bit hypocritical? These are the thoughts that run through my head. But, to answer all of the above… (1) I deeply care about the health & well-being of others, and want to help them (you!), learn what I have learned –and am still learning– about eating, exercise, and mental health (2) I am a Health Coach because I am actively working on improving my own health and well-being, while I work to “pay-it-forward” and help you to improve yours. The way I see…

  • Health & Wellness,  Leveling Up,  Warrior Women

    Refusing Average

    I’m not great at consistency. I admit that. But I am definitely working on improving that. I’ve also never been one that’s comfortable with sharing about my day to day life with everyone — mostly because it just feels boring… too “normal” or “average”. But you know what? My everyday is UNIQUE to me … and that’s what makes it something that has the potential to be interesting to others. We all love stories, right? We enjoy knowing we aren’t alone … that there are others out there who live “normal” lives, too. However, I refuse to let my life be “AVERAGE”. For far too long, I’ve settled for just…

  • Featured,  Health & Wellness,  Leveling Up

    What is Mindful Eating?

    Maybe you have heard the term “Mindful Eating” (aka, Intuitive Eating, or the Hunger/Satiety method) before. Or, maybe you think you can guess what it is, just from the name. Either way, I would like to give you my version of it here, today. First, though, three (3) things that mindful eating is NOT: It is NOT some fancy diet It is NOT anything mystical, New Age, or woo-woo It is NOT another fad or trend Mindful EatingĀ is… FREEDOM from the (confusing, conflicting, and ever-changing) diet industry. RE-LEARNING to trust your God-given internal systems that tell you when to eat, and when to stop eating. CHOOSING foods & drinks that…