Stop Snoozing Your Mornings Away, Advice Taken from The 5 Second Rule

Over the past several years, I’ve read and took a lot of advice from self-help books, but nothing has been as transformational as the advice I got from Mel Robbins’ book, The 5 Second Rule. In it she guides readers to stop hitting the snooze button. The book’s concept is that decisions are made in … Continue reading Stop Snoozing Your Mornings Away, Advice Taken from The 5 Second Rule

Five Reasons I’m Fat

When you boil it down, weight loss is relatively easy, right? I mean, calories in, calories out. But, the more I think about it, the more weight I gain. I just can’t seem to shed pounds. So, what’s the issue? Below are five of the reasons why I’m still fat. Can you relate? Inconsistency: I’ve … Continue reading Five Reasons I’m Fat

Worry in the Morning, Worry in the Evening, Worry at Suppertime

Stressed! Nervous! The road to nowhere! That’s where worrying gets you. It’s a dead-end road I’ve been turning down most of my life. I worried about my family, I worried about my friends and I worried about everything. I felt like my worry would protect those I loved. In my teenaged years, I lived with … Continue reading Worry in the Morning, Worry in the Evening, Worry at Suppertime

Pass It On – Lessons from the Generation Before Us

I recently had the pleasure of visiting my 80-year-old Aunt Mari. She’s my dad’s sister and the only woman left from the generation before me. Growing up, Aunt Mari and I didn’t have the opportunity to spend much time together. Anything I knew about her was taken from what was said during my occasional visits … Continue reading Pass It On – Lessons from the Generation Before Us

The Tail of Two Brothers: Loneliness vs. Penniless

When I was a young girl visiting my Grandma, the mysterious Uncle Jay was always there. A grown man in his thirties was like a teenaged boy who hides in his bedroom, rarely making an appearance. After my Grandma passed, Uncle Jay settled not far from where I live, but other than Christmas cards, we … Continue reading The Tail of Two Brothers: Loneliness vs. Penniless

Anything is Possible…after Spin Class

Who wants to sit on an indoor bike and have someone scream at you to go faster while listening to very loud music in the dark? Not me! I’ve been declining my daughter’s requests to join her in a spin class for months. I had all types of legitimate excuses like: a tender tailbone; arthritic … Continue reading Anything is Possible…after Spin Class

A Year Without My Mom: Reflections, Revelries and Repentances

It is so easy to forget all your accomplishments, completed tasks and celebrations throughout the year if you don’t press pause every now and then to review. Our revelries will be overlooked if we let ourselves get stuck in a discouraging, infuriating or heartbreaking moment. We’ve all heard the remarks, right? ‘Good riddance to this … Continue reading A Year Without My Mom: Reflections, Revelries and Repentances