Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned at the Gym


This is a blog from more than a year ago but the principles hold true for me today! Everything I know about leadership, I learned at the gym. Okay, maybe not everything, but I’ve learned an awful lot. I’ve learned that there are quite a few fitness habits that if used as a catalyst in […]

8-Steps to Personal Transformation


Change is hard, ask anyone. As Daniel Goleman points out in “Primal Leadership” one only needs to think back on our previous successes, as well as our failed attempts at change to see it. Our annual pilgrimage to aspiring New Year’s resolutions serves as ample evidence of this. Effectively changing our lives requires us to reverse […]

Create a Ripple


Ever hear of a ‘keystone habit’? Keystone habits are small changes or activities that people introduce into their life or daily routine that unintentionally carry over into other aspects of their life; they have a ripple effect and spill into other parts of their lives. This ripple effect ends up creating lots of unintended and […]

A Little Less “To Do” about Anything


My greatest in joy in life right now is in learning how to “BE” instead of living in the frenzy of “DO”, of living in the trust that I have all the time I need. Yesterday I stumbled across a poster in a thrift shop with the words I needed to read. They tripped me […]

Obstacle-atition


In the quest for success and excellence the victor is most often the gladiator that learns to overcome their obstacles. Learning to not only be good at, but to love obstacles, is a way of life and an attitude. An obstacle is nothing more than a problem that has not yet been solved. When we […]

Morning Rituals


Welcome to my morning ritual! Where ever I am, whom ever I am with, and no matter what I am doing it has become a morning ritual to watch the sun rise. It is my daily reminder of the life that waits before me. It brings me greater joy than any other moment in my […]

Preparing for Change


Change is born of dissatisfaction. Dissatisfaction with our current state, with our processes at work, with our finances and relationships, with ourselves. We don’t have to stay stuck, we can choose to change. Change happens in three phases. The first is in acknowledging there is a need to change and progressing to preparing to change. […]

Greater Heights


If you want to experience great joy learn to wake each day with goals that take you to great heights, command great thoughts, free your energy, and inspire your hopes. Learn to look not only what is right in front of you but at the whole picture. Get a 360 view on what is available […]

Choosing Happy


I’m listening to the steady rain the morning through the slightly raised window, contemplating all I am grateful for. Somewhere between being grateful for hubby, and life in general I lost count. My mind wandered to “How did I get here anyway?” What is it that creates a life of gratitude? Is it a life […]

Fit and Toned- Free Weights or Machines?


The age old question! Do I use machines, cables, free weights, or the often forgotten and neglected body weight to get in shape? The answer is “YES!” You use all of them. To what extent you incorporate each into your fitness focus depends upon your level of fitness and individualized personal goals. Machines are great, […]