The Best Gift To Give This Year

The Best Gift To Give This Year

… is your full attention, and presence.

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year. People are buzzing about putting up decorations, buying gifts, planning meals, going to parties, hosting parties, and making delicious holiday goodies.  

All the buzz buzz buzz is all about the extra “stuff” that comes along with the holiday. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the buzz and the “extra stuff” that comes with it. My apartment is totally decorated in every room, I go to tons of parties and love shopping for gifts. But at the end of the day, I know that’s not what it’s all about.  Continue reading “The Best Gift To Give This Year”

How to Focus at Work

How to Focus at Work

Focusing, in general, can be pretty tough, but I find that being totally focused at work is even harder.  Especially when I really need to buckle down and get a lot of work done.

I blame it on my phone and technology, but today I am not going to theorize on the impact technology has on our attention span.   Instead, I want to focus on what we can do to stay focused at work every day. 

These are some simple but really effective ways to stay focused and on task at work, every day. Continue reading “How to Focus at Work”

5 Things to do to start your morning

5 Things to do to start your morning

I am 100% a morning person to my core.  I love my morning coffee. I love watching the sunrise.  I love having quiet alone time to myself. And even though I do love my sleep, waking up early and blogging, goal setting, meal prepping and getting workout’s in before 8 am just makes me giddy with excitement.  It just feels so good when I finally “start” my workday, knowing I got my most important things done first.  

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My morning routine and starting my day on the right foot is a game-changer for me and has made a huge impact on the way I approach every workday.   Continue reading “5 Things to do to start your morning”

Apple EVERYTHING

Apple EVERYTHING

In our society today, once fall hits it is officially the time of “pumpkin spice” everything.  We’ve got the pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin candles, and every pumpkin-flavored treat you can imagine.  Anything and everything you can consume or smell, has a pumpkin stamp on it and is sold and posted everywhere.  

But I have to be honest with you…I don’t get the hype.  There it is! I said it!   Continue reading “Apple EVERYTHING”

The 3 C’s To Live By

The 3 C’s To Live By

The three C’s and how they can apply to anything in life.  Clarity, Confidence, Compassion. 

I started my 200 hour yoga teacher training program about 3 weeks ago.  It was something I always wanted to do and there was an accelerated program being offered at the studio near me, so I decided to take the jump and enroll.  And BOY do I LOOOVE it. Love love love love it. I have loved yoga for so many years and finally taking my learning to the next level is just so interested and intoxicating.  This is probably going to be the first of many blogs that I write about my experience, just a heads up. 😉

Last week, we learned about “teaching fundamentals” and we went over “The 3 C’s”.  The 3 C’s are characteristics you want to portray throughout your class. They are Clarity, Confidence, and Compassion.   Continue reading “The 3 C’s To Live By”

My Must Haves When Flying

My Must Haves When Flying

This past weekend I traveled to Chicago to go to a Notre Dame Game with my husband and his best friend.  It was epic, as tailgating and watching a college football game often is.

But as I was packing for the trip I noticed that I was writing down a checklist of things to have for my flight.  Of course these items didn’t include the most important things that would actually get me ON the flight (ticket) and TO Chicago successfully (credit card and license), because for some reason that’s not where my mind goes to when writing a list of the things I HAVE to have on my flight. 

For me, the most important things in my bag are items that help make the flight a healthy and occupied one.  Here I am focusing on keeping it a “healthy” flight because I just need a good book and I am occupied for hours.  Continue reading “My Must Haves When Flying”

Top 4 Books on Money-Mindset

Top 4 Books on Money-Mindset

In life, we all have our own mindsets around money.  Some of us hate it and think it’s the root of all evil, some of us see it as a means to get by, some of us see it abundantly, some see it as hard to get, some see it as easy to get.  The list goes on and the opinions change drastically with each person. 

These mindsets and beliefs around money are often times rooted from our upbringing. They are mostly because of the beliefs that were instilled in us or experiences we had with money while growing up. These beliefs differ DRASTICALLY from person to person.  Continue reading “Top 4 Books on Money-Mindset”