How to Plan to Live Your Best Life

Living your best life takes work.  I want to spend my life with the people who matter to me the most.  I want a life filled with love, happiness, and adventure. In order for me to live my best life and achieve the goals I have, I make a lot of lists.  I have a … Continue reading How to Plan to Live Your Best Life

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How to Create Habits to Live Your Best Life

Whether you are someone who loves to make routines or someone who prefers to be more spontaneous, the things we do shape who we are.  Gretchen Rubin said in her book Better Than Before, “Our habits reflect our identity.”  If you see yourself as a person with good hygiene, you probably have the habit of … Continue reading How to Create Habits to Live Your Best Life

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