Don’t Chicken Out on the High Dive

Last weekend, I took my kids to the pool in my home town. At this pool, there is a high dive and a low dive. As you would imagine, for some kids (heck, for some adults) it is a big, huge, scary deal just to climb the high dive steps and jump off straight forward.Continue reading “Don’t Chicken Out on the High Dive”

A Detour Is Not a Stop Sign!

You know the song “Life is a Highway” and the inspirational words “life is about the journey not the destination.” I’m going to throw another travel metaphor at you: A detour is not a stop sign. Imagine you’re on a road trip that you’re really excited about. A few hours into your drive, you seeContinue reading “A Detour Is Not a Stop Sign!”

Get Out of Your Own Way

I hesitate to post this book recommendation. Not because I’m unsure of its content and not because I didn’t like the direct writing style. It’s because my last post was about How to Be a Badass at Making Money and this next recommendation is for Unfu*k Yourself: Get out of your head and into yourContinue reading “Get Out of Your Own Way”

Another Badass Book

Back in October, I wrote Learning to be a Badass, a post about Jen Sincero’s book, You Are a Badass. Well today I have another badass Jen Sincero book to share with you: You Are a Badass at Making Money. I could make this a very short post and just say, “Trust me. Read thisContinue reading “Another Badass Book”

Year of Yes

If this is the first time you’ve visited my blog, welcome! And let me catch you up. I LOVE the topic of saying yes to life. (If you haven’t already, please check out my other saying yes related posts such as Say Yes and If Not Now, When?) I also happen to have loved the show Scandal. So,Continue reading “Year of Yes”

I’m Unworthy

I was scrolling through the Instagram feed last night when I read a post that said basically if you feel unworthy, you will never succeed. Ponder that point. If we are presented with the most amazing opportunity, but we don’t feel like we deserve it or are good enough for it, how can we possiblyContinue reading “I’m Unworthy”

Pulling Out of the Downward Spiral

Does this ever happen to you…the downward spiral of negative thoughts? I was getting ready this morning and what started off with “I have nothing to wear” became “nothing looks right on me because I’m old and fat and I’m not going to run well in this 4-miler this weekend and I need new shoesContinue reading “Pulling Out of the Downward Spiral”

Learning to be a Badass

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. Yep, that pretty much sums up the book. Ok, not really. But it does set the tone for this awesomely inspiring book by Jen Sincero. It’s inspiring because she doesn’t write, “Hey, I found the key to being successful.Continue reading “Learning to be a Badass”

Managing Fear

Fear comes in all shapes, sizes, and varieties. It can be debilitating, stopping you from living the life you really want…if you let it. “The fears we don’t face become our limits.” — Robin Sharma Some fears are outgrown, like the fear of the dark, for example. Some fears don’t really come into play andContinue reading “Managing Fear”

How Do You Eat an Elephant?

You’ve probably heard this before: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. This happens to be one of my favorite sayings. I use it often to calm down and remind myself that any large project is possible when broken down into smaller pieces. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you takeContinue reading “How Do You Eat an Elephant?”