Pieces of me

Inspiration for those who warrior on

Look in the mirror ... that's your competition. Meme

Only I have the values that resonate with my soul to judge whether I’m winning. Only I know if I’m making myself proud. Only I know if the work and output is enough for me.


Let me be the one to tell you: what “they’ve done” DOESN’T MATTER. It has nothing to do with YOU. You are the only one who controls your destiny. Only you can do the best for yourself.

Whatever you have faith in is only as big as you give it power to be in your life. If you want to shrink the power of the Universe down to be smaller than your fear, you can do that.

I started putting my needs first last year with giving myself my 30 minutes at the gym. This whole blog is about how doing so has pulled me out of depression and given me a life back.

Thinking positive does more than just make us feel a little better, then. It cultivates our minds to grow more abilities and resources. Positive thinking is the fertilizer of personal development.

Daisy with a quote about gratitude

Celebrate every victory, no matter how small. Appreciation for what you’ve accomplished or been blessed with is the basis for every next step in the process of self-improvement. Every topic I’ve written about on my blog, every part of a balanced mind, body, and soul requires gratitude. It’s a corner piece. You’ll get no where without it.

Just 2 days until June and #30daysofGrowth. I felt the need to share something before we get started. I don’t really like that the meme has “happiness” as the goal of the 30 habits. That’s why I’ve dubbed this month #30daysofGrowth not happiness. As I explained, the list is not mine and just came up …

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June and summer are approaching! What better time to introduce something new to the blog? #30daysofGrowth In June, I’m going to add content every day, and each post will be about a habit to increase happiness! This past weekend, the children were away, and I got to spend a blissful Sunday morning sleeping in. Enjoying …

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Why do we even call it a fitness journey or call life a journey, for that matter? Neither is a journey with a destination. There’s never going to be an “I’ve arrived” moment where I can turn off the engine and let it cool down. Sure, there are goals that are reached, but they won’t be maintained if I don’t keep trucking along. And so it goes with the mind and spirit as it does with the body.

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