13 WAYS TO BE HAPPY(ER)

There was a poster in my daughter’s high school English class that said, “We do what we do because of what we value most at the time”.  Sometimes we value ease at the expense of true happiness. Many of our choices make us feel good in the short term but actually damage our happiness in […]

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BECOMING: THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS

“All of us are self-made, but only the successful are willing to admit it.”  – Earl Nightingale I am a disciplined person but it hasn’t always been that way.  As a teenager and young adult I was very undisciplined.  I’ll spare everyone the details, but trust me, disciplined would not have been the word to describe […]

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Contentment alone doesn’t cut it

When you hear the word affirmations what do you think about? Often I imagine someone standing in front of the mirror saying something like, “You are one awesome human being and, by darn it, people like you!” The problem with this approach to affirmations is that it is a short road to complacency and maybe […]

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CRUSH YOUR SUMMER FITNESS GOALS [A DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCE]

As a fitness coach I probably hear more excuses about why people miss a workout than a seventh grade math teacher hears for missing homework. Here is an excuse I hear frequently this time of year: “Its summer.” We all say it like it is perfectly obvious but think about it. Why would the mere […]

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