Get Real: Are you attracting what you want?

Do you know what you really want and how to get it? This week we’re getting real about the Law of Attraction (which was around long before The Secret came out). Quick definition: “I attract to my life whatever I give my attention, energy, and focus to, whether positive or negative.” It’s pretty no-nonsense, basic…

Get Real: Are you Trusting Your Intuition?

Do you trust your inner voice? How can you tell the difference between intuition and desire or reasoning? Intuition is “the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.” So it’s more like a “blink response.” I think of it as pre-thought which comes from the higher self – that part of…

Get Real: My Top 5 Parenting Fails

Out of all the weeks I’m “getting real” about this year, this one might be the hardest. Why? BECAUSE PARENTING IS THE HARDEST JOB IN THE WORLD. I know we all know that, but because we don’t get a degree for it and *some* of us didn’t take family and consumer sciences in high school,…

Get Real: Are you thinking yourself miserable?

If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. – Lao Tzu Our minds can be our worst enemies. As I indicated in the video, I’ve suffered from anxiety and bad ruminating thoughts most of my life. I had no idea I had the power to correct course until I…

Get REAL: Get Up, Sitting is Killing You

Just coming off my sixth day with a stand up desk. Why? Studies now show sitting is a lethal activity. What? Yep. If we sit more than 9 hours a day, we could be inviting the Reaper before our time. If you’re like me and you have a “sitting job” (which they say is not…

Get Real: Redefining Success

I’m not a #1 bestselling author. I don’t have a thousand subscribers to this blog. I’m not a member of a country club or invited to the hottest parties in town. I don’t jet-set nor do I have a rock-hard body. I can’t easily take a vacation and I gulp every time a new dance…

Get REAL: Relationships, Foster or Forget?

Pretend for a moment that you’re a judge on a new reality television show called Relationship Idol. One by one, all the people you have a relationship with come up the mic, but instead of singing, they stand there and look at you. REALLY look at you. And you REALLY look at them. Then the…

Get REAL Sleep: 5 Tips to Better Shut-Eye

Our year-long Get REAL challenge continues with week 3, getting real about sleep. I hope you’ll join me in putting more awareness into our lives and staying in the present moment. It’s amazing what a little attention to these wellness matters will do to our overall health and outlook. I’m not an expert on these…

Get Real About Food: What are we really eating?

Hi, friends. I’m feeling pretty pumped about the results of my daily log on where I spend my time – our week 1 awareness challenge. While I did find I go off track fairly often, I was able to control how much time I spent online and realizing I don’t allocate enough time for diversions…

Get REAL about TIME: waster or winner?

Happy New Year and welcome to my 2014 series, get REAL. Each week I’ll be blogging about an issue that can greatly contribute to our self-growth and success. What’s holding us back? What can we do to live out our purpose? I’m kicking off the series with getting real about TIME. I’ll embed the video…