How to Reach Your Summer Fitness Goals by Starting Right Now

>>>Bikini bodies are made in the winter.<<<   My sister says this all the time. Have you ever heard that gem of wisdom? If you have, that's because it's true! And if your summer fitness goals are based on getting to a certain weight or building mass...

Creating Effective Annual Goals That Will Stick

As any good New Year rolls in, so do the Resolutions. But once you figure out that you need more than just a statement of resolution to make good and ambitious things start crack-a-lacking in your life, you'll also realize that setting effective annual goals...

The Easy Way to Determine if You Need Resolutions or Goals

As the New Year approaches, and we're caught up thinking about where we'll spend New Year's Eve, or that party that we may or may not want to attend, one thing will ALWAYS be brought to the forefront of our brains (usually thanks to the...

How You Can Get ANY Stella Nadene Journal for Just $7 for Black Friday!!

It's that time of year again!! Yep--the day created for crazies.     Just kidding. (sort of) Seriously, I have to give props to those folks that can hack this day of deals. Cause I'll be frank: Cyber Monday is my jam. In my jammies. And really, whatever day is more...

How and When to Use Affirmations for the Ultimate Effect

The 2 Basic Rules of How and When to Use Affirmations in Daily Life for the Ultimate Effect.   I’m sure you’ve had a day like I do every once in a while. You know—the ones where you can’t take one step forward without taking two steps...

The Effects of Forest Bathing That Will Blow Your Mind as a Mom

How Moms Can Use Forest Bathing to Solve a Whole Host of Self Care Issues + Help ADHD Kids Get More Focused   Ok, I usually don't subscribe to the latest 'trend' when it comes to health, UNLESS it's super science-backed + super cool. When I first...

How to Get Your Kids Back on a Sleep Schedule

Don't you just love it when you walk into Walmart or Target in the middle of your summer bliss and you've immediately got back to school supplies shoved in your face as if it's coming within the next 24 hours? Yeah me neither. It actually...

5 Simple Strategies to Calm Anxiety

My first extended time away from home—after being married—came when I was hired by an insurance company to be a claims adjuster. The company sends new hires to one of 3 training centers for 2 weeks, you go home for a week and do more...

How to Find Your Authentic Key to Relaxation

The Path Every Mama Needs to Find Her Authentic Key to Relaxation.   A few months back, I was getting really tired of always being tired. I tend to be the type of person that will stay up super late (unknowingly) trying to stay focused and get...

How to Find Gratitude Even When You Constantly Give

A few weeks ago my family and I took a trip to South Florida to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We traveled through the Keys, then up to the Sanibel/Ft. Myers area, which is a special place for us as we spent a weekend there...

HOW TO DO A MID-YEAR GOAL REVIEW

Can you believe it's already halfway through the year??!!! Yeah me neither. But the way my first half-year has gone, I'm super excited to re-evaluate and make the second half doubly as awesome!! I did already touch on the mid-year goal review in a previous...

6 ESSENTIAL GOALS FOR NEWLYWEDS-OR ENGAGED COUPLES

As much as I'd like to be the hopeless romantic here, weddings and marriage are really and truly the beginning of a (hopefully) lifelong partnership. Don't get me wrong, there's love and affection and romance and all that jazz. But there also have to be...

7 Types of Goals EVERYONE Should Have

The first time in my life that I realized I was totally and completely adrift happened after I was married. It was a shock--I mean like a really friggin big shock! I wasn't quite into the life-stage in your 30's where you really start evaluating...

5 ESSENTIAL GOALS FOR GRADUATES

  Graduation is the beloved (and sometimes bittersweet) ending of an educational journey. But also the exhilarating beginning of another. Of something big, and exciting, and...

5 COMPELLING REASONS TO LIST YOUR GOALS

Making lists is one of my favorite things--if you could take a look around my work space(s)--yeah, I tend to spread out through my office and the dining room--you'd see probably like twenty different lists. Now, admittedly, I have ADD and can't remember everything I...

BASIC GOALS Every MOTHER Should Have + FREE Worksheet

As Mother's Day approaches, and us mothers get to reflect upon all that we're grateful for as (hopefully) those spawn shower us with presents and love, we really and truly need to also reflect upon what we'd like to accomplish in the remaining half of...

5 Ways to REFOCUS Your RESOLUTIONS

So I have basically taken two entire months away from blogging to regroup and get some serious shit done around my house. (And by serious shit I mean the mounting piles of projects we've been dragging our asses on for the last six months...

4 Ways to Get Your Fitness Goals BACK ON TRACK

4 Easy Ways to Reassess and Get Your Fitness Goals Back On Track   Woo-hoo, people!! It's spring soon, and time to take your fitness outdoors!! Enjoy the birds singing! Enjoy the warm sunshine breaking through the harrowing gray days of winter...

How to Make Your Goals Time Bound Using SMART Goals

Have you determined if all your goals are relevant to your overall life plan? Eliminated anything unnecessary? Awesome!   This post is Part 5: Make Your Goals Time Bound! (If you haven't already, head HERE to download the FREE SMART Goal Setting Workbook!)   That Brian Tracy dude is pretty...

How to Make Your Goals Relevant Using SMART Goals

Have you got your goals rewritten and in manageable chunks? Sweet!!   This post is Part 4: Relevant! (If you haven't already, head HERE to download the FREE SMART Goal Setting Workbook!) And this, my friends, is how to start narrowing your 876 goals down to the ones that...

How to Make Your SMART Goals Attainable

How are you doing on chunking your goals so far?? This post is Part 3: Attainable   (If you haven't already, head HERE to download the FREE SMART Goal Setting Workbook!) This quote is so relevant to this step because once you really start chunking your goals into mini-goals,...

How To Make Your Goals Measurable Using SMART Goals

So glad you're back for Part 2: Measurement!! If you haven't already, head HERE to download the FREE SMART Goal Setting Workbook!         I love this quote because so many things (especially mini-goals and micro-tasks) can cloud the view of your path when working toward goals. You need...

How To Create S.M.A.R.T. Goals: A 5-part Series {Part 1}

Walt Disney said:    "The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."   (And who in the world doesn't want to listen to Walt Disney??) So you've quit talking and have decided to start doing. But where do you start...