Fitness – A Journey, Not a Destination

Ever since I was a teenager I enjoyed consciously moving my body, whether dancing, or following a workout video (yes, on VHS), or running outside, or making up my own workouts.  I thought it was fun.  After high school, I continued playing volleyball in various intramural groups.  I couldn’t wait to get to my nextContinue reading “Fitness – A Journey, Not a Destination”

Stop Being “Perfect”

“Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.” I read this statement one day on a poster in the front lobby of a dry-cleaning shop, of all places.  It hit me like a ton of bricks.  You mean, I have permission to be happy without every little thing in my life being in place?Continue reading “Stop Being “Perfect””

Trust Your Gut

Have you ever wondered why we have this saying: trust your gut?  We don’t say, “Trust your liver.”  Or, “Trust your spleen…”  It turns our we have such a complex and developed neuron system in our “gut” that it’s been called our second brain. “Technically known as the enteric nervous system, the second brain consistsContinue reading “Trust Your Gut”

You Are Enough

Dear Beautiful Soul, Today, relax and know that you are enough.  You always have been and you always will be enough, just as you are.  You don’t need to strive to be anyone other than your own best self.  Who you are is just exactly what this world needs.  You have a unique beauty, talent,Continue reading “You Are Enough”

Practice Gratitude

I volunteered to lead a group about gratitude for young people in our local 4-H.  I’m a real ideas and development person so I was super-fired up thinking of all kinds of fun ways to present the topic.  I was going to rock this subject! Then I went through a phase of thinking, wait, maybeContinue reading “Practice Gratitude”