Audio Mindset Minute: “Do You Play The Blame Game?”

Mindset

It is so easy to walk through your day, week, month, life playing the "Blame Game".  Tune in to this segment of Mindset Minute to see if you play this dangerously negative game and learn how to stop!   … [Read more...]

Let’s Act Like Dogs

dogs

If you have ever had a dog, you know that the saying, "A dog is a man's best friend" is totally true. Dogs have so many great character traits, and that is how they came to be known as a best friend. The more I observe my dog, the more I want to be like her. In fact, if we all acted more like dogs, the world would be a much better and nicer place. Of course there are exceptions, as with everything, in that some dogs are mean and hurtful…but I am talking about your sweet family dog here. They have so many lessons to teach us if we take the time to observe. Here are some traits that I have observed in my dog: Loyal – Dogs are loyal like no other. They stand by your side, walk beside you, and will defend you. You can be confident that they will follow you through whatever you are going … [Read more...]

Three Small Words

Three Small Words

The other day I found myself in a situation where I had inconvenienced a friend. It was not intentional, but nonetheless, I made her late to a family event. I apologized when I saw her. But after the fact, this situation kept resting on my shoulders. I felt really awful, as I had no idea I was the cause of her being held up. Two days later, I was still thinking about this. I sent her a text telling her how sorry I was and I asked her to forgive me. She immediately responded that she had forgiven me and all was well between us. She continued to tell me how thankful she was of my three words, "I am sorry". She said those words are not in many people's vocabulary these days, so my words really meant a lot to her. Her words to me really weighed heavy on my heart, as she was right: people do … [Read more...]

Overcoming Stereotypes and Stigmas

overcoming

I was chatting over a Starbucks with a friend the other morning and we got to talking about how people can look at the same situation and have a different opinion about it. We delved specifically into "stereotypes" and "stigmas". Those can be such ugly words, with deep meaning and lots of emotions and opinions tied to them. Obviously when someone says a word, you will conjure up all your personal experiences you have had, and they all culminate into your opinion. Let's take the word and profession of Real Estate Agent. What immediately comes to your mind? Well, if you have had nothing but awesome experiences with Real Estate Agents, and all your transactions have run smoothly, then you may have a very positive opinion about people in that profession. If you have never bought a home or … [Read more...]

Keep Everything in Perspective

Perspective

When I was in seventh grade, I received the greatest Christmas gift of all: My dad bought me and my three siblings each a new set of luggage. I loved my new three piece set from the moment I saw it…it was sturdy, red, and it was all mine! I loved it even more as I unzipped each section and pocket and discovered several fun gifts neatly wrapped and stuffed inside. Christmas kept giving, as I opened up the last pocket; inside were airline tickets to Mexico! We were taking a family vacation to Mazatlan, Mexico!!! Boy was I excited! After our fabulous time in Mexico, our Christmas break was coming to an end, and we returned home to snowy Colorado. When we were taking our luggage out of the trunk of our car, I noticed something quite disturbing: My brand new large carry-on piece had "Black … [Read more...]

Come From a Place of Love

come from love

This week, three different people came to me for advice. They all had unique circumstances, but they all had a common theme: They wanted to know how to repair a relationship. One person wasn't speaking to her daughter, one person had a business communication breakdown, and the other person had a conflict with a friend. These all carried with them a wide array of negative emotions. These emotions ranged anywhere from sadness to being straight up pissed off! I know you can relate because we all have been on this emotional spectrum when dealing with relationships. Do you currently have a relationship that needs to be repaired? Each one asked me how they should solve their conflict, and how to approach the other person. Each one wanted to solve the issue and not just leave it weighing on … [Read more...]

Audio Mindset Minute: “A Lesson in Everything”

Mindset Minute

We can take the most annoying and frustrating situations and learn from them, if we are open to the lesson. In under Three minutes, I will give you practical tips and techniques to shift your Mindset to be a Better You. Join me for this Mindset Minute!   … [Read more...]

Be Inspired to THRIVE!

Inspired Living Giveaway

This quote above is so very true! Trying to be better than you were yesterday is what my Blog is all about! If we are constantly trying to better ourselves, then we will be better than we were yesterday! Helping you shift your MINDSET to be a BETTER YOU, makes me so happy! I love to see your growth and to learn how I have made a positive impact in your life! I am so excited to give you something that will help you even further on your journey to greatness: Over 100 visionary mission-driven women, including me, have come together with Aspire Magazine Publisher, Linda Joy to offer a powerhouse of free transformational gifts as part of the…Inspired Living Giveaway: Resources for Mastering the Art of Living™ The doors just opened to the most expansive, heart-centered, soul-inspired gift … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye is Never Easy

saying goodbye

Saying goodbye is never easy. Whether it is in regards to a loved one, a pet, a home, a car, or anything you love…it is hard. A few months ago, my husband and I began talking about selling my car and getting something a little smaller and easier on the gas usage. We began to research what car we wanted to buy. This part of the adventure is always fun; anticipating a new car, looking at features, and test driving. Just last week, we got really serious about selling our car, and purchasing a new one. We narrowed down which car we wanted to buy, and my husband had my car detailed and it was ready to put on the market. I had no idea my car would get such a great response and sell so quickly. This sale happened in two days. I don't think I was mentally or emotionally ready. I was still … [Read more...]

Celebrate Our Differences

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One of my very best friends in the whole world is my sister, Maria. I am actually best friends with all my siblings, but I am going to focus on Maria for this blog post. Growing up, people always asked us if we were twins. We are actually two years and one day apart, but we have always been close in size and looks. Being so close in age, we have always been really great friends. We had many of the same friends growing up and we were always partners in crime, so to say. We enjoyed hanging out with each other, even in high school. When we were really young, we chose to sleep together (in a twin bed), even though we each had our own room. Our poor mom would come in several times to tell us to stop giggling and get to sleep. We have always been the best of friends. With saying all that, I … [Read more...]