Four Things That Help Me Stay Inspired

On this journey to rebuild my life it is very important for me to stay inspired. It helps me get through the monotony of the day. I can easily get caught up in how long my commute is or how early I have to wake up so I can be on time for work. This is the sacrifice I have to make for my goals. There is no easy road to success and sometimes I get tired, but what continues {Read More}

Being Happy Where You Are

How many times have you constructed a plan for it not turn out the way you wanted it to? I think it is safe to say we have all experienced that on some level. You regroup and think of an alternative to what you originally had planned and move on. Sometimes it is not that simple. Is it easy to go through a storm that seems more like a hurricane and trust the process? Yes? Okay well that wasn’t the {Read More}

Continuing to Progress

We all know the saying you get what you give. Well there is a lot of truth to that. If you give a little you will get a little. If you put in positive you will get out positive. Sometimes you spread yourself too thin, this causes you not to give the proper amount of attention to certain things, then you start to wonder why it didn’t work out. I have been guilty of this a few times. There is {Read More}

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I am excited to see 2015. It is another year of life and that all by itself is a blessing. As we set out to achieve our goals for the year it is also important to work on oneself. This past year was very humbling for me. I have experienced situations that were extremely difficult and I did not think I was going to make it through them. At the end of it all I felt like {Read More}

2015 Goal Overview

Christmas is around the corner and most of us have already listed out what goals we want to accomplish for 2015. I wish I could take a break during this time but I can’t. I have to keep pushing forward into the new year to keep on track with what I need to get done. I try not to overwhelm myself with a million goals, so I have put mine into categories and attached end dates to most of them. {Read More}

A Year Of Learning

I just celebrated my birthday this past Thursday and I must say this past year leading up to this day, I have learned so many things. We are constantly learning and growing everyday but what I have experienced over this past year has totally reshaped my thinking.   I have a different focus and I have learned to see what it is I want as opposed to what I don’t want. As I am thankful and very appreciative to make it {Read More}

Staying Motivated

No matter if it is health goals or other life goals you are trying to accomplish, how are you staying motivated? Have you experienced any set backs that caused you to question yourself? This is not uncommon. Just know the set backs are temporary. I have questioned this whole year (literally) but through it all I know there is a purpose for all of the events that have happened. I lost my house, lost some friends, almost lost my mind {Read More}

Thanksgiving Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I love cooking and finding ways to incorporate healthier dishes to my holiday meals. My goal is not to deprive my family from the holiday food they love but to add a few healthier choices that are also delicious. I don’t know about your family but my family loves candied yams. For me that is too much sugar and too many preservatives. It seems more like a dessert than a side dish. So I decided that I would substitute the {Read More}

21 Days of Thankful

Today will start my 21 days of Thankful challenge. Each day I need to find something to be thankful for  leading up to my birthday. When I decided to do this I didn’t think that I would have such a difficult week, yet it seems like the perfect week to find those things to thank God for. Too many times we look at what is wrong instead of what is right. Even in the mist of adversity we should find {Read More}

Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

Guilt is a horrible thing. Around the holiday time or right after one seems to feel an extreme amount of guilt for all of the eating that was done. There are so many things we have to do during the holidays that we forget to enjoy it. I use to get so down on myself for having a cookie or even a candy cane. I felt like I was going to mess up everything I worked hard to achieve. Realistically {Read More}