Quarterback Snacks

Football season is in full swing now. That means millions of people will be getting together every Sunday to socialize.  Food and drink go hand in hand with sporting celebrations. Most options are delicious but also unhealthy. I try to have healthy options on hand and I would love to share a few of my…

Little Update.

It has been 2 months since my last post and I figured an update was in order. I have been doing much better overall. I have been making it to work out at least 3 days a week. The goal is 5 but sometimes life gets in the way and that is okay. I see…

30 Day Social Butterfly Challenge

Science says that we are happier when we are socializing. We live in a world where most of our socializing is through an app or a website. We see smiling faces on a screen but it lacks a real connection. Our brains react in a positive manner when we make small talk but when we…

Mentally preparing myself

Instead of beating myself up in this post like I usually do, I am going to focus on what I am planning to make myself more successful in the future.  The past month has been a whirlwind. I have been dealing with challenges of parenting a child with behavioral special needs, adjusting to a temporary…

Puppy Power!

I am a dog person. I love a 4-legged goofball. Dogs are like toddlers. They can be a handful but they are also one of the best friends you will ever have. Most people who have owned dogs speak fondly of their experience with them. I was born in the year of the dog. Maybe…

Why I give up opportunities to offer my opinion

  Remember when we used to mind our own beeswax? Lately it seems everyone has an opinion and a lot of those opinions are pretty hateful. Negativity only breeds more negativity. Thread after thread of comments of conflicting opinions fill the internet. It is easy to hide behind a screen and spout hate when you…

If you plan it, results will come…

Planning can be your best tool to success. I have heard the saying “fail to plan. Plan to fail” and it has become a personal motto. I have found that when I lay out the tasks in front of me that I am able to follow through with them much better. It gives me a…

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses.

There is a saying floating around that says, “Someone who is busier than you is working out right now”. That is true of course. For the last 2 months I have been completely out of whack. I find it almost impossible to workout and I work at a gym! In April, I had sinus surgery….

Counting my blessings

Life is short and life is not easy. So how do we stay positive in a world that is constantly throwing negativity at us? I find that a good start is counting my blessings. It helps to keep me grounded when optimism can be running low. I try to make a point of ending my…

Got Change?

Change is good. Even if you think that it is bad you often find out it was just the change you need to transition into a better situation. Change can facilitate growth. I know that I am personally fearful of change but in retrospect it has always been a lesson in life. I had a…

Hemp Protein: Hit or Miss?

To cut down stomach discomfort, I have jumped on the plant protein bandwagon. I have always been a tad lactose intolerant but it was easier to ignore the symptoms than to cut it out. I am at least cutting back by switch most smoothies to plant protein and not using cow milk for coffee and…

Seeing is Believing

via Daily Prompt: Vivid I believe the Law of Attraction truly does work. I also believe that the Universe is not going to just hand you things. You have to work for them. It is sort of like the saying “God helps those who help themselves”.  Everything all sort of comes together but there is…