• Lessons Learned
    Lifestyle

    Lessons Learned: What I Learned This Year

    I made it! Another year is almost over and frankly I cannot wait. 2021 has been the year that has tested so many people personally and professionally. A new president was sworn into office, crazy weather events happened across the country, and coronavirus continued to disturb the regular routines of life. Despite all of that, I learned so many things of value this year that will serve me well for 2022 and beyond.   Someone once told me that difficult times that end in a lesson are blessings. For many years I did not understand that statement because when you are going through tough times, you do not see a…

  • Health + Wellness,  Lifestyle

    8 Signs You Need a Break

    Life can become a collection of responsibilities and never-ending tasks. At some point you need to take a moment to recharge so that you can continue this thing called life. At times it can be difficult to know when you need a break, but it is crucial to know the signs. Knowing when to stop and recharge can be the difference between success or failure. 8 signs you need a break are: Always tired Unable to find joy in the things you used to love Lack motivation Easily triggered (short-tempered) Unable to sleep Neglecting yourself Unable to focus Health issues start to appear Learn more about the 8 signs you…

  • How to Live Life
    Health + Wellness,  Lifestyle

    Living for the Gram: How to Start Living for You and Not for Likes

    Social media is everywhere, and everyone is telling their own personal story on a continuous loop that can be accessed anytime of the day. In the beginning, social media was a way to connect with the world, however, now it has become a place full of fantasies and unachievable expectations. Many of us have gotten caught up in the cycle of trying to keep up with the lives we see online, but we do not realize we are chasing ghosts. Taking the time to create and promote an online life stops you from living a real life. You are consumed with obtaining likes and comments instead of consuming yourself with…

  • Never settle for less than you deserve
    Lifestyle

    Six Reasons Not to Settle for Less Than What You Deserve

    Many of us spend years chasing our goals and dreams but sometimes difficult situations and obstacles can change our mindset in ways that change our focus. We accept the reality that things we wanted out of our lives have not materialized because of the choices we did make or chose not to make. Then, we settle for whatever our lives are at that moment and possibly give up on all the things we told ourselves that we wanted. Settling for less than what you want and deserve is a recipe for mediocrity. Six reasons not to settle for less than what you deserve are: It is a waste of time.…

  • Lifestyle

    Things to Do After Quarantine Restrictions are Lifted

    Over year ago, the COVID pandemic resulted in shutdowns all around the world. We were quarantined in our homes doing everything from work to school to avoid being exposed to COVID. COVID also meant we did not get to do some important things that are crucial to our mental and physical health. Now COVID restrictions are starting to loosen up, it is time to do some important things you may not have been able to do in the last year. Things you need to do after quarantine restrictions are lifted include: Visit your doctor. Visit your dentist. Visit a loved one. Spoil yourself. Get some fresh air. As we slowly…

  • Someone being nosy
    Lifestyle

    How to Mind Your Business

    For many its human nature to always be consumed with the need to be in others folks business. The internet and social media have made it a lot harder to be less concerned about what others are doing at all times of the day. If you really want to live your life to the fullest you need to learn how to mind your business. Mind your business by: Paying attention to boundaries Avoiding gossip Limiting the media you consume Accepting people don’t have to tell you their business Focusing on yourself Identifying the risk involved in getting in business that is not yours The quality of your life can be…

  • Meditation
    Health + Wellness

    Can Meditation Change Your Life?

    Meditation is a tool for wellness that is proven to change us both physically and mentally. Meditation interrupts a continuous conversation we have with ourselves which is usually negative. Can meditation change your life? Meditation can change your life by: Increasing your attention span resulting in a more disciplined mind Better control over your emotions Increased self-awareness A more peaceful life Improves your self-confidence Reduces overthinking and stress Let’s dig a little deeper into how meditation can change your life forever. Increased attention span Meditation can change your life by resulting in a more disciplined mind, also known as an increased attention span. Meditation allows you to manage your thoughts…

  • Productive
    Lifestyle

    How To Be More Productive When You Are Alone

    Spending time alone with yourself can be one of the most relaxing and productive things you can do, however, using your time alone to be more productive can be easier said than done. You can set a path to get the most out of yourself when you are alone. Are you ready to get more productive?  You can be more productive when you are alone if you: Set goals Prioritize the day Limit social media  Take breaks  Find your inspiration  Do what works for you  Leave room to pivot  Find a way to enjoy the task  Reward yourself  Embrace the challenge Using these strategies can improve your productivity when you…

  • Lifestyle

    10 Reasons Why Life Begins at 40

    When you hit the age of 40 it’s a huge milestone into the next phase of life. Before 40 you’re learning life and making huge sacrifices trying to figure out who you are. At 40 the game has changed and you’re seasoned and ready. Why does life begin at 40 though?  10 reasons life begins at 40 are:  Solid and well established relationships Successful in business and / or career Financial security Live life on your own terms Increased attention on better health and wellness Well equipped to navigate difficult situations Accept yourself as you are You know your body A full catalog of life’s knowledge You know your purpose…

  • Do you always have to be the bigger person?
    Lifestyle

    Why Do I Always Have To Be The Bigger Person

    Many times in life everyone is tested with difficult situations involving difficult people and how we respond impacts our lives instantly and can be lasting. There are moments you will advocate for yourself in the loudest voice possible and there are other times you will need to choose to be the bigger person and move beyond the moment. You are not required to rise above every moment every time and be the bigger person. Being the bigger person is not something done out of obligation but rather to free yourself of participating in negative behavior. Finding the right balance to identify when it’s appropriate to rise above the negativity and…