Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Photo of The Bubbles at Acadia National Park in Maine Last weekend I climbed the most challenging hike I have ever done.  At 5 foot 1 inch tall, there were times when I had to lift my leg as high as I possibly could to get from one rock to the next.  I had to … Continue reading Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Changing Our Way of Thinking About How to Be Happy

I started listening to The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson on Audible and I’m hooked.  This book has made me think about all the messages we receive about how to be happy.  In our society, people are constantly told that happiness will come … Continue reading Changing Our Way of Thinking About How to Be Happy

How to Be a Good Friend

Maybe technology is to blame.  Some people think that being a good friend simply means sending Snapchats daily or tagging someone in a meme on Facebook rather than having a conversation.  I believe the keys to a good friendship are quite simple: have meaningful conversations, make an effort to stay in touch, and be thoughtful. … Continue reading How to Be a Good Friend

How to Live Your Best Life

What is your best life?  Close your eyes and imagine the perfect life.  Imagine your perfect life at your current age, five years from now, and ten years from now.  Your idea of a perfect life changes over time, but it is important to look ahead and make a plan so you get to where … Continue reading How to Live Your Best Life

Accepting Yourself As You Are

How do you identify yourself?  What makes you, you?  I am a wife, teacher, and weight lifter. Recently I have struggled a bit with feeling like I lost a part of my identity and worrying that this loss was problematic.  For years, I would have identified myself as a runner.  Running was extremely important in … Continue reading Accepting Yourself As You Are

How to Achieve Your Goals

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu What better time to write about achieving your goals than the beginning of a new school year?  The beginning of a new school year to me feels like January 1st for others.  I like to begin the school year creating goals … Continue reading How to Achieve Your Goals

How to Find Work Life Balance

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air.  You name them — work, family, health, friends, and spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air.  You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball.  If you drop it, it will bounce back.  But the other four balls — family, … Continue reading How to Find Work Life Balance