Monthly Archives

August 2018

Work Well: 3 healthy thoughts to improve your productivity

Every moment of your day is precious. Are you treating it that way? From the moment you wake up to when you lay your head to rest, your time matters. Are you using your time wisely? Did you know what you think has a direct correlation to the productivity of your day? Just give it some thought. When you enter your workplace already thinking, “I don’t want to be here,” how well do you work? Are you working with excellence or only doing the minimum? Look, being productive is not a mystery, but it does r[...]

Fresh thoughts: 3 straightforward steps to stop overthinking everything

Why did I say that? Ugh. I never say anything right.What did she mean by that?Did I do something to offend him? He didn’t speak to me today.I need to pick up eggs, milk, and cookies for the class party tomorrow. Wait, what was I supposed to do after the meeting tomorrow? I hope I do not forget something. The list goes on and on. Instead of being able to rest at night or enjoy being present, you are trapped in your thoughts of what you could have, would have, or should have done. One thought starts to snowba[...]

Determined to finish: 3 ways to push through when you feel pulled away

You’ve done it. Your goals are written. Your meals are planned. Your alarms are set. You mapped out all the steps for a positive, productive week. What you didn’t plan for is the discomfort you feel in the process of making healthy changes. Oh yes—the difficult parts. The parts of juggling being a wife, a mom, a professional, and let's not forget it's the first week of school. The parts of wanting and planning for change when you see no results. We start to feel stressed out, anxious and overwhelmed[...]

School time: 3 strategies to empower children to take ownership of their learning

It’s back to school time. Stores are full of parents are who torn between enthusiasm and exhaustion. Walking around with school lists on their screens, they are the ones trying to herd children lulled to colorful “must haves” not on the list. With energy poured into preparing for school to start, we often miss creating the environment to help our children succeed for the new school year. Most of us usually plan to continue the routines we had the year before. Sometimes that works, until it doesn’t.[...]

Checking my capacity

You ever have moments where you sit down to do something you actually enjoy, but it just doesn't feel right? Well, that is totally me right now. The past seven days have been jammed with encouragement, stretching, growing, and learning. My brain and heart are on overload. When I sat to write for this week's midweek three, I kept praying "Lord, what are you showing me? What do you want your daughters to hear?" I scribbled ideas, sketched out brain maps, but nothing seemed right. Again, I would go back to pr[...]