Celebrating the Big and Little Wins (Plus a Giveaway)

Celebrating the Big and Little Wins (Plus a Giveaway)

Some days are meant for throwing a party and celebrating little wins. Today is one of them. It’s been a long year so far with many ups and downs…and my goal list for the year only has a couple things checked off. But if you’ve spent any time around me and my blog, you’ve probably picked up that I’m a natural optimist. It’s going to be okay and I’ve got hope that the tiny steps

Halfway There, But Still So Far To Go – Goal Setting In The Middle

Halfway There, But Still So Far To Go – Goal Setting In The Middle

I flipped the calendar page and felt a moment of panic. What happened to all of my goal setting strategies? 2017 started with such lofty goals. I had even sketched them out into four quarters with a big project designated for each three-month period along with a few other hope-to-get-done-too items. Books to write. A business to launch. Classes to teach. And new skills to learn. Except life happened. (Doesn’t it always?) First, the sporadic

A Season of Growth – Part 3

A Season of Growth – Part 3

Spring has sparked a new season of growth for my whole being in body, mind, and spirit. I’ve already talked about growing stronger physically and growing sharper mentally. This week, I’m focusing on growing richer in my spirit. The spirit is a harder concept to grasp, even if you come from a faith perspective like I do. All I can say is there’s a part of me deep inside my heart or chest region that

A Season of Growth – Part 2

A Season of Growth – Part 2

Spring has sparked a new season of growth for my whole being in body, mind, and spirit. Last week, I talked about my desire to change, baby steps to get there, and rewards along the way as I transform my flab to fit and tired to toned. This week, I’m focusing on growing my mind. Confession time. I am an avid reader. Shocker, I know. But I usually read fun books as an escape from

A Season of Growth – Part 1

A Season of Growth – Part 1

Spring is my favorite time of year. Between the colorful bulbs in my flower bed and the lilac blossoms in my own backyard, there’s a sense of hope and anticipation that builds in my heart. The long cold winter slips away and fades from memory as new life emerges and dead brown grass turns a vibrant green. It gives me hope that exciting things are around the corner. While spring is the start of a

Goal Setting 2017 Style

Goal Setting 2017 Style

Can you feel the anticipation a New Year brings? The blank pages of my calendar are loaded with days just waiting for a taste of the adventure 2017 holds. And if you’ve spent any time reading my blog at all, you know that I am big on goal setting so that those days get filled with meaningful activities that bring me closer to my Big Picture Dream. Because while I might not hit the target

Mid-Year Goal Check-up

Mid-Year Goal Check-up

Since this week marks the halfway point for the year, I thought it would be a good time to do a goal check-up and see if I’m on track or have some catching up to do. (Of course, I have a strong feeling that I’m behind, but I’ll try to be objective about the whole thing if you promise to do the same in your life. Deal?) First off, what were those goals anyway? The

The Power of Setting Small Goals

The Power of Setting Small Goals

It’s no secret that I’m a goal-setting woman and I’ve got a long list of things I’d love to accomplish this year. But recently I heard an analogy about goals that transformed how I think about the power of setting small goals. The speaker described goals in terms of a soccer game or a football game. In soccer, players have one primary objective–get the ball into the net. And they basically run around for a