Posts by amy

“Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts are not to bother about”-Robert Lynd #choice #facts #knowledge #mentalhealth #priorities #selfcare #needs #anxiety #power #mindfulness #relationships #digitaldetox #simplelife #drama

Posted on May 21, 2018

This quote applies to 2 areas I see that distract us from our priorities:  First is technology and social media being that information comes to us faster and more often than ever before.  The second is conversations and relational drama whether weaved through work or our personal lives.  These distractions keep us from our priorities in many ways.  Think of each like a wormhole.  For example, you wanted to give yourself an hour to read at night, but found yourself caught in the web of social media, commenting on pictures, scrolling through memes and then you look at the clock and that hour...

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“You become what you surround yourself with. Energies are contagious. Choose carefully. Your environment will become you”-Anonymous #mentalhealth #relationships #energy #energies #positivity #goodvibes #selfcare #mindfulness

Posted on May 14, 2018

Did you ever notice that in particular places or with particular people you feel amazing and other times with other people, in other places you feel miserable?  Where you are and who you are with can make a huge difference to your well being.  Before you buy a house in Tahiti and quit your job because it has white walls, let’s take a step back to get some perspective… The challenge this week is to take notice when you feel your energy shift into the negative or positive.  Where are you?  What is happening around you?  Who are you with?  How do you feel?  Now take that information...

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“Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are”-Unknown #mindfulness #judgement #judging #awareness #motivation #relationships #kindness #nice #impression #connection

Posted on May 7, 2018

Each of us has a story that is filled with struggle, strength and definition.  Sometimes we are quick to judge others before we get a chance to know them, their story and their reasons.  Do you tend to judge people?  Perhaps this may just be a habit that you’ve had for years.  The extreme of this may be popping into your head of someone you know who loves gossip, loves to complain and typically makes first judgements. The challenge this week is going to be to become aware of when you are judging a person or even a situation before you have the story, the facts, etc.  What feelings come...

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“You can’t steal second and keep one foot on first base”-Adam Grant #goals #complaining #motivation #inspiration #action #thoughts #positive #courage #strength #selfcare

Posted on Apr 30, 2018

We are full of goals and aspirations.  We want to lose weight, eat better, have more me-time, be promoted at work, keep a great relationship going, etc….and then….we hear crickets and wonder why nothing is happening.  Although it seems simple, reaching goals takes time and most of all: effort. Rather than wishing your goals were met already.  Imagine you standing on first base and you can see your goal on second.  Here’s the easy part…imagine how you will feel and what your life will be like when you get to that goal on second base.  Pretty sweet huh?  Here comes the...

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“There are only 2 days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday & the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live”-Dalai Lama #mindfulness #anxiety #selfcare #mentalhealth

Posted on Apr 23, 2018

Unless you are dreaming of reaching your goals in the future or thinking of a happy memory of the past, chances are the past and future won’t get you anywhere positive.  Our minds tend to dwell in the past and in the future with a negative flare.  In both places, there can be negative thoughts, worry, rumination and self-doubt, who wants that?! The challenge this week is to notice your thoughts, are they in the past?…”I was so stupid when I said that!” or in the future?…”I’m never going to pass this test, I will fail!” Then focus those thoughts...

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“If you can see the path laid out before you, it is not yours”-Joseph Campbell #journey #mentalhealth #goals #motivation #selfcare #individuality #determination #anxiety #challenge #media #influence #inspiration

Posted on Apr 16, 2018

We are prone to looking for answers or a way to reach our goals.  Often we look to what others have done to reach theirs, however individual circumstances and conditions can sometimes blind us from moving forward in the best way that works for us.  For example, people may go on the same diet and expect the same results, so when the same results do not happen, it’s easy to get frustrated without considering genetics, metabolism, lifestyle, stress levels, etc.  There are so many messages out there that tell us what to do to be happy, to be healthy, to get organized… The challenge...

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”-Helen Keller #support #selfcare #goals #mindfulness #priority #together #accomplish #courage #strength

Posted on Apr 9, 2018

Certain tasks whether caring for children, getting to the gym or tasks at work can certainly seem daunting at times, especially when things pile up and time to yourself seems less and less.  We’ve all heard before Rome wasn’t built in a day, the pyramids weren’t either…not only did it take time to build massive cities and monuments, but it also took a lot of people! The challenge this week is to figure out a challenge in your life and ask for help, no matter how big or small.  Maybe it’s getting a babysitter to have some me time, asking a partner to help with...

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“Don’t complain about what you allow”-Jeff Olson #slightedge #courage #boundaries #selfcare #stopblame #noexcuses #mentalhealth #complaining #strength #springcleaning

Posted on Apr 2, 2018

We have made it to spring and with that may come some spring cleaning where I  like to look at what we can clean up on the inside.  One of those things are complaints…complaining is negative energy whether from within or that we may hear from the outside far too often. Some of us may allow others to keep complaining to us even though we may not want to hear it!  What else do you complain about that you allow?  For example, complaining about a friend texting you past 10pm however you allow it by continuing to respond. Complaining about not exercising, but allowing yourself to sit on the...

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“And once I did it, I learned that I could”-Sheryl Sandberg #goals #inspiration #dreams #positivity #change #habits #anxiety #motivation #mentalhealth #intention #fakeittomakeit #selfcare #risks

Posted on Mar 26, 2018

Change or taking a first step towards a goal can be downright frightening.  We can be inspired by someone’s story, a book or blog and have the intention to start making the changes we want in life, but then nothing seems to happen and usually we expect immediate results.  Some examples may be to get more sleep, to eat healthier foods or to tell someone your feelings. The blogspiration challenge this week is to take a step and do 1 thing towards a goal you have.  For example, it could be going to the gym and walking for a half hour.  It could be telling someone that you felt hurt they...

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“Before we go racing into the pit of hell, can we stop for a minute?”-M.J. Ryan #mindfulness #pause #selfcare #reflection #awareness #decisions #mentalhealth #anxiety #stress

Posted on Mar 19, 2018

Life is overwhelming.  It’s easy to race right into the next thing on your list or just plow through the day.  I like to imagine myself wearing a superhero cape to work, with my super power being giving people what they need to lead a happy and fulfilling life.  That can keep me motivated for awhile and then sometimes I still find myself in a fiery hell-pit wondering how I got there! I think all of us have had bad days and wonder if we accidentally donated our super hero cape with the last 16 bags of old clothes to charity. Our blogpsiration challenge this week is to take a pause...

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