Watch This, Get Motivated

Written by: on Thursday, April 9th, 2015

I love watching this video…and have watched it (and shared it) numerous times. When you’re feeling down about your life—or anything—this woman’s words can lift you up!

Something worth remembering…

Written by: on Monday, March 12th, 2012
What happens to you/what you become quote

I have this quote pasted up at home...

I love this saying: it’s so simple but so true. We can’t always control what happens to us in life, but we can control our response and what we make of it. It puts us in the driver’s seat—and forces us to stop complaining or blaming others for where we are today.

Just wanted to share…


Life isn’t about finding yourself…

Written by: on Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Life isn't about finding yourself...

How true: take charge of your life — instead of passively waiting to find out what's in store for you.


I love this quote: it makes me realize that we all have to get out there and make the life we want…instead of waiting around to see what life “deals” us.

Thinking this way puts you in charge and motivates you—whatever it is you want to do—and makes you realize that you CAN do anything you want to.

So many of us feel trapped in situations—bad relationships, toxic  jobs, unhealthy bodies—but the truth is, we have (inside of us) everything we need to get out of that situation and into a better one. We know what it takes. But the courage to do that is what’s so hard.

Tape this quote to your desk computer, your fridge, your car dashboard, your bathroom mirror as a reminder that your life is your own—and only you can make of it what you want. Start today…and don’t look back.




Mental Toughness: The Secret to Success at Just About Anything

Written by: on Monday, January 23rd, 2012
woman with outstretched arms celebrating success

Think you can succeed...and you will.

It was several months before the recent birth of my child that I became interested in the topic of mental toughness: the idea that you can almost will yourself through pain, difficulty, and discomfort—no matter how bad it gets. I believed that this would get me through a natural, no drugs birth. And while the no-drugs birth did happen, it was not because of any mental willing on my part. (I was reduced to practically begging the doctors to give me drugs, but they couldn’t because of how fast the labor had progressed.) While in the hospital, I came to the “conclusion” that I just didn’t have a great deal of mental strength or willpower (if any at all).

That may be, also, why I read about IronMan triathletes with awe … (Please click through for the rest of my newest blog post on Maria Shriver’s site…)