I’m not stopping. I know that makes some of my friends and family... uncomfortable. But I’m not doing it for them, because of them or to spite them. I’m doing it for me. Me and only Me.Read More
We spend so much time and effort into trying to live LONGER.More medicine and drugs! More crash diets! More insurance policies! We spend so little time...Read More
People often say they 'deserve' a snack.They deserve to eat dessert. They deserve to treat themselves horribly.
I think you Deserve something better!Read More
Everyday there are forces working against your body. Softening it. Weakening it Push BACK!Read More
Sometimes we’re not ready.Sometimes we aren’t done cooking. Sometimes we need time to work on ourselves.
Are you ‘in-between’ phases in your life?Read More
Perhaps this is the year you make big strides toward a better life (by taking little steps!) Perhaps this is the year that you start living as Your True Self
Perhaps this is the year you make a Wonderful change in your life!Read More
We've all made mistakes. Big ones! Doosies! Give yourself a break.
For what it's worth.
I forgive you.
I give you permission to move on with your life. With YOUR life!Read More
Being happy is crucial to living your bucket list life. Without happiness, everything falls apartRead More
It's not too late to be great! It's not too late to be happy!Read More
When the time comes that the pain of staying, becomes stronger than the fear of leaving, have the strength to walk awayRead More
You're waiting to start, aren't you? Waiting to start living a better, happier, healthier life? Waiting to appreciate everyday? Waiting for 'your turn' to be awesome?
Waiting will lead nowhere and you'll waste your life
Start today, this very moment!Read More
I'm NOT raising my children to be obedient.I'm raising them to be respectful. I'm NOT raising my children to be the best students. I'm raising them to be the best learners.Read More
A bucket list of 10 items usually ends up with 1 or 2 awesome, life changing events (that never get done or even started) and a bunch of 'nice to do someday' items. Checking one of them off does little to feed your soul, but it does serve to distract and pacify you!Read More
Looking back on our lives reminds us of all the great surprises littered throughout. By their very nature, unplanned for.
So the choice is ours. We can crash and burn from this twist in the road. Or we can go see what's around the corner.Read More
What would you dream, if you had no constraints?No fear of the opinions of others No chains to hold your dreams down
Challenge yourself to dream big!
If you're going to invest your life in your dream, first make sure it's awesome and worthy
No dream is too big, no dreamer too small
If people have a low expectations of you, why would you want to prove them right?
Try this one on for size…
I'll never let my dreams fall below the sky, Eagle was I born and Eagle will I die
Stop taking the easy win. It's easy because,... It's not worth much
Dream like you'll live forever and live like you'll die tomorrow - James Dean
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain
Which one would you remember more?
Winning an easy race or losing a close one Which one would teach you more?
Which one gets you more excited, which one pumps your blood? Competing against someone you easily crush Or facing an opponent possibly as good as you
with equal resources equal passion equal intent to win
Now that'll be a victory worth celebrating!
Challenge yourself. You're stronger than you know. You're worthy of celebration
My Personal journey along this path: I grew up in the small town of Missoula, Montana. By far the biggest city in Montana, but 35,000 people don't even make up a large district in the major cities
But what we did have Was snow. Lots of it
I learned to ski in my back yard (benefits of growing up on the side of a mountain). My skis were 12 inches of wood that looked like a sled. They attached to my sneakers by springs wrapped around my ankle
I was 5 years old
At 10, I started to ski one and only one way. I'd exit the chair lift, drop into a tuck and not stand back up until I was at the bottom of the slope
Tucked into a ball, wind screaming past me, silly grin on my face, and the Ski Patrol chasing me down from behind. I skied so fast, I couldn't hear their screams of "Slow down!". And that's what I told them, each time they caught up to me at the bottom of the mountain. Luckily for me, mountains are big And I rarely saw the same Ski Patrol officer twice
The Mountain lives by a phrase that directs me still today
"If you're not falling, you're not going fast enough"
So dream big, fail big and dream big again
Don't ask, "Am I worthy of my dreams"
Ask instead, "Are my dreams worthy of ME?"
If not, Dream Bigger!
Remember, if you're not falling,
You're not going fast enough
Do you have a favorite quote that helps you dream big? Please share it below!
A lot of big Buts out there. Existing only to sabotage your diet.
But I worked out today!
But it's a party!
But it's the weekend!Read More
It's strange how a single thought whispered to you years ago and never repeated, can still bring awesomeness to you years laterRead More
As some of you know, I'm separating from my wife of 12 years
It would be so easy to fill these days with meanness, a trap I've seen too many couples fall into
There are two main reasons I don't:
1. We were friends for years before we were married and her friendship is worth fighting for
2. We have kids
Criticizing her is criticizing my decision to marry her
I don't regret marrying her. Not a bit. One of the best decisions I've ever made
We've just grown too far apart to pull back together
Still she knows, and my kids know, if they need anything ever and I can help, it's done. No question
Celebrating her is celebrating my decision to marry her when I did. It was a great decision. I would do it all over again
I made two great decisions in my life. One to propose to her. And I think I (we) made a great decision to go our separate ways
Still, I need to always keep in mind that her happiness on her new path directly affects my children. So I must actively look for ways to celebrate her
Is it hard? Some days are harder than others. Some days I really want to hate her, I want to cuss her name, I want her to hurt for not loving me anymore
But I don't. Because I don't
I don't hate her
I don't let anyone else cuss her name, so I don't let myself
I don't want anyone to hurt her
There was a time when we were so right for each other, many years of rightness. But we're not right for each other anymore. And that's ok. Painful, sucky, but ok. How we separate is now up to us
As much as I want to yell and scream and feel hurt, the most important thing is how my kids are raised. Period.
50% of their time is spent with their mom. That time needs to be happy, and supportive, and positive
If she's strong and amazing as an influence in my kids' lives, then I win
Me throwing hate at her or on our past only hurts my kids. And it's only the past I would be fighting. My time with her is over. We have different paths to explore in the future. All I have with her is the present, the now, the today
So, for my kids, myself and my old friend, I make a choice everyday to actively support and celebrate her happiness
I give you permission to dream
to dream big
to live your dreams
I give you permission to be great
"Don't wait for someone to pick you. Pick Yourself" - Seth Godin
I give you permission to be happy
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be" - Abe Lincoln
I give you permission to move on
to start over
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending” - Maria Robinson
I give you permission to be awesome
to trust in your awesomeness
"You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life" - Steve Jobs
I give you permission to forgive
Not condone. Not accept.
Just moving on.
"Holding onto hate is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die" - David Wood
I give you permission to love more
to love again
to really love for the first time
I give you permission to write your own life legacy
to start living a life true to yourself
"It is never too late to be who you might have been" - George Eliot '"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life ... have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become" - Steve Jobs
I give you permission to live your best life I give you permission to live your bucket life -g Did I miss any? What Permission are you still waiting for? (write it below in the comments)