Mind Fitness: How I Find Peace and Balance Every Day

Have a thankful heart. Everyday when I wake up, I’m aware that waking up in itself is a gift. I often took this fact for granted in years past, but losing both my parents to cancer within two years rocked my world and shifted my perspective. We aren’t promised each day, so each day I’m […]

5 Ways to Set Yourself Free from the Comparison Trap

**Disclosure: My Yoga and this post is sponsored by the GaiamTV “One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” ― Dale Carnegie Recently, a friend and I were discussing age and mirrors. If you’re over 25 you might relate to this. We […]

A Child’s Journey to Self-Discovery #Thrively

Often we parents try to vicariously live out our lives through our children. Maybe it’s the artist that never quite became known, or the football player that didn’t make the NFL after college, or a singer whose album never sold to more than friends and family. Dreams are awesome. But we all have our own. […]

Why This Fitness Freak Doesn’t Have Fitness on Her Resolution List

Resolutions. They make us gag think of positive changes and newfound happiness. A sort of rebirth dance we do each year. A restart for our lives. We tend to make the goals lofty like “I’m going to be organized this year” or “I’m going to get in the best shape of my life.” Awesome goals […]

How to Turn Motives into Healthy Motivation

  “We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions.” ~ Ian Percy   Ouch!      I was considering this over the weekend and I became aware that I had been guilty of this very thing — and I didn’t even realize I was doing it. That made it worse. Maybe […]

Healthy Life 101 – Embracing the Hard Lesson

Summertime for me means a trip home to Maui, where my heart always longs to be. Each time I return I always get a chance to experience and renew my love for this place and see friends that over many decades have made it so special. I always make the trip alone and many people […]