April 30, 2017 Laura 1Comment

Sometimes I need a little help getting motivated, a little kick in the butt to get back to tasks. I have found TED Talks to be extremely inspiring and motivating. They speak truth, they speak action, they speak change. A key way to keep motivated to work towards your goals is to surround yourself with motivation and positive thoughts of change. Surround yourself with positive, motivated people. Post motivational quotes at your desk, in your planner, and in your room. Read an affirmation every morning. Listen to music while you work or clean. Read motivational books and listen to motivational…

April 16, 2017 Laura 3Comment

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Life can be tough. It can be challenging, busy, and stressful. Sometimes stress is unavoidable. But becoming over-stressed can hurt our health, state of mind, and our happiness. It’s important to make it a priority to help keep stress at bay no matter how hectic things get. I reached out to my community of Wellness Bloggers for their expertise on how to keep stress under control so that you can keep the joy high in your life and keep on managing every day beautifully and strong. Julie Voss www.hellopeacefulmind.com Facebook – Twitter – Pinterest – Instagram -…

April 3, 2017 Laura

In today’s world so many of us are always on the go, juggling several tasks all at once, it can be tough to keep organized. As much as sometimes I hate to admit it, I’d be lost without my phone. As a blogger, marketing manager, and fitness & wellness geek my phone is my on the go bestie. Besides the several times of day I’m on social media sites sharing a post or sending a message, I also use my phone to help keep myself on task and on track. Evernote – This app is a godsend for me and…

March 13, 2017 Laura

Life can be tough. It can be complex, and sometimes the people that you encounter can be challenging to communicate with. But even in moments of frustration, kindness will always prevail. How to be Kind Even in Tough Situations: 1.) Take a deep breath before you respond. Use the breath to slow your words, control your body language, and let it flow through you calming your thoughts. 2.) Change your perspective. Maybe their fight isn’t really with you. Maybe they’re frustrated with the situation as a whole or maybe they have a whole separate inner battle surging through them. Maybe…

February 20, 2017 Laura 7Comment

Boundaries. This is something I give a lot of thought to, something I’ve quite struggled with in the past – in relationships, in friendships, with family, and at work. It’s led me to feeling drained and burnt out many times. I know setting boundaries with those we care about can be tough, in fear of letting them down, but if we don’t it can lead to complete exhaustion, and even resentment.  Setting personal boundaries is a very important aspect of taking care of ourselves and in building strong, healthy relationships with others. Boundaries are also key in keeping our lives…

January 31, 2017 Laura 2Comment

I’ve been spending some time reading over old posts and it’s been enlightening seeing how far I’ve come. Nothing brings me more comfort than knowing that I am continuously growing and moving towards become more like me and working towards creating a life that I love and am destined to live.  In 2014, I wrote a list post “If I knew what I know now (in reference to if I knew what I knew then when I had been nineteen) some particular things stuck out to me: “I would have spent less time trying to “fix” other people and more…

January 22, 2017 Laura

Happy Clean Out Your Inbox Week! I don’t know about you but the amount of emails I get in my inbox on a daily basis can easily swallow up my whole day. There’s an email for everything and from everyone now a days. I have email for the office, I have my personal email, I have my blogging email, we have messages from social media accounts – we are constantly being hit by numerous notes and communication. Keeping your inbox organized and in control will not only help you feel calmer but it will also improve your productivity.  1.) Create…

January 21, 2017 Laura

So many times the conversation comes up on whether I am an introvert or extrovert, I identify with both. Ambivert: a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features.  Being an ambivert means: 1. I’m not uncomfortable at social events but I’ll get tired and need alone time to recharge. 2. I’m more comfortable meeting new people and experiencing new places with my friends there. 3. I will adjust my energy level to accommodate my company. 4. I can work in a group but I also like to complete some tasks individually. 5. Some people think I’m…

December 25, 2016 Laura 22Comment

Christmas has come and is now on it’s way out…our thoughts turn to entering the New Year, the big 2017. Seen by many as a fresh start, a new chapter beginning. I find myself evaluating where I am in life and where I want to go in the upcoming year, what I need to do to get there, and of thoughts of kicking off with a fresh, new start. I start looking for ways to get things in order for the New Year. I reached out to my pal Ilka for some tips on preparing for the New Year. She…