Category Archive: Success

Improving Overall Health

Posted by on January 1, 2018

Focus on Health this Year! With a New Year often comes new goals, dreams, plans, and aspirations. I love starting a new year with focus and direction. This post focuses on goals for improving health this year. What does it mean to be “healthy?” The first thing that comes to mind is physical health in the form of exercise, eating well, and getting enough sleep. While all of these things are very important, health is so much more than the physical. The five areas that comprise overall health are physical health, emotional health, social health, intellectual health, and spiritual health. At any given time, your focus on one area of…

Top 10 Picks for Best Motivational Books

Posted by on December 6, 2017

I've complied a list of my personal favorite motivational/self-help/psychology books. There is literally something for everyone on this list! Give them as a gift to yourself or someone else and start making positive changes and living the life you want to live TODAY! "10% Happier" by Dan Harris After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant,…

It’s All About Self-Esteem

Posted by on April 6, 2016

Do you tend to think positively or negatively about yourself?  If someone compliments you, do you feel proud or do you feel like an impostor who hasn’t been found out yet?  Self-esteem has such a big influence over how each individual perceives themselves and has huge implications for how they function in the world.  A confident person is more likely to attribute their successes to hard work and intelligence where as someone without much confidence might assume an achievement is more the result of luck.  Self-esteem comes from a very deep place and the messages people tell themselves are often so ingrained and automatic that they don’t even realize they’re…

You Must Chill

Posted by on November 22, 2015

We live in a fast-paced culture where being busy is glamorized.  Many people even think that if they take a moment to relax that they're being lazy or wasting time.  We also live in a culture where many suffer from various health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes and depression.  Stress causes all kinds of physical and mental health problems, and many of these could be prevented if people take some time to chill.  You need to have relaxation time built into your day.  Try to designate one hour of everyday to relaxation.  If you're raising your eyebrows right now, thinking there is no way you can find an hour…

The Confidence to… Fail

Posted by on October 20, 2015

Yes, it takes confidence to fail, because it takes confidence to try in the first place.  If you try something, there is always a chance of failure.  Of course you can try something and not fail, but you risk failure with any endeavor.  Often it's our inner voice that tells us what we can or cannot do.  A confident inner voice tells us to go for it, and a defeated inner voice tells us not to bother.  Remember this- great athletes lose sometimes, the best entrepreneurs have ideas that don't work, and the best teachers don't to get through to all students.  If you are afraid to risk failure then you won' t even…