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Mindset

I need out: 5 tips to get beyond survival mode to embrace an intentional life

Feeling l like you're just struggling to survive? Survival mode is real and it stops us from living an intentional life. Friend, I see you. Even before your feet hit the floor, your heart is already overwhelmed with stress and worry. You have people pulling on you, needing your time, calling your name, wanting you to show up. The reality is some days and some seasons are just hard. There are sleepless nights, endless meetings, numerous doctor appointments, never-ending homework, crying children, and[...]

Good morning: 3 simple routines to improve your morning for night owls

I am a night owl. Like most creatives, night time is often when my ideas are the most fluid. My mind floods with writing topics, products to create, and new memories I want to make. This creative flow along with a peak in my energy often interferes with my ability to sleep. Unfortunately, being a night owl doesn’t work for my lifestyle. Between getting up early for work and getting my fellas off to school, staying up to 1 a.m. just doesn’t work for this over 40 momma. It’s not that I don’t like mor[...]

Speak Kind: 3 phrases we need to tell ourselves every day

Focusing on speaking words of love and life to my husband, my children, and others come rather easily for me. I want them to know, through my words and actions, they are loved and valued. Unfortunately, the same amount of effort I put into speaking words of encouragement to others is sometimes lost on me. I see my flaws. I see the moments I missed. I see the 7 pounds I gained. I see correspondence I meant to mail. All those words of kindness go out the door and I start feeling like a failure. Do you relate[...]

Refill your tank: 3 ways cultivate self-compassion on hard days

You're always messing things up.  You'll never get things right.  You never seem to say the right thing.  You are ugly.  You don't belong to be here. Most of us would never say these phrases to someone, but how often have these ugly words replayed in your mind or even come out your mouth about yourself? Sadly, I will admit I have been there. Even as a child, I held high (often unrealistic) expectations of who I should be and what I should accomplish. Sadly, I only carried my lack of sel[...]

Making Moves: 8 healthy mental habits to have a productive Monday

Making Moves: 8 healthy mental habits to have a productive Monday How can it be Monday already? Do you ever find yourself already dreading the day to start? You are not alone. But you can turn your Monday around. You can change your attitude, making Mondays a day filled with joy and happiness. I believe creating healthy mental habits will help you have a more productive Monday and give your week the jumpstart it needs to end well. As a military wife, educator, and mom of four, here are eight habits that put i[...]