Resources (+ Blog)

During the past several years, I’ve picked one word every year to share my intentions. The word has provided a theme to guide my choices and a focus to each year.

For 2017, I chose the word “practice”. I want this to be a season of growth in what I’ve been learning about myself. Some people might choose the word “discipline”, but this implies an intense, structured, and restrictive approach. “Practice” is sets a realistic expectation and encourages grace since I’m not finished (yet).

I had a great opportunity to practice when I was downhill skiing in Utah a few weeks ago. The first day I was there, my Mom’s retirement home called to tell me she had fallen and was going by ambulance to the hospital. I was almost 1,600 miles away and realized I needed to stay there for my own health and well-being.

How could I enjoy my vacation with my Mom in the hospital? [continue reading…]

What does “mindful living” mean to you? This list of 7 things mindful people do differently is a good place to start. These suggestions will help you focus more on the present and less on the past and the future.

Being grateful is important to feeling contentment. When we’re upset or disappointed in life, expressing gratitude is beneficial to finding our joy again. Here are 10 Gratitude Mantras from Marc  Chernoff to help you appreciate what you already have.

If you’ve thought “how do I not let the fear of criticism crush me and make me feel worthless?”, this MarieTV episode is for you. Marie Forleo offers three things to remember, plus an exercise to ensure your critics won’t keep you from doing the work you’re meant to do.

In the Momentum podcast, Merritt Onsa interviews women who are pursuing their God-given gifts in beautifully imperfect ways and offers encouragement for your dreams. In Episode 10, I talk with Merritt about my battle with workaholism and my journey to finding my value and identity.

How do you learn to embrace your imperfections so you can engage in your life from a place of authenticity and worthiness? Shame is an unspoken epidemic and the secret behind many personal struggles. In this TED Talk, Brene Brown explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on.

What holds you back from making the changes you desire in your life? This post offers the one hard thing you have to do to be happy, healthy, and successful. If you can learn to get comfortable with discomfort, your life will be filled with fewer limits and a lot more opportunities.

Giving too much importance to the opinions held by others can cause problems in your emotional and physical well-being. You may feel hurt by the words of other people and assume what they are thinking about you. This article offers guidelines to help you stop caring what other people think.