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A place where I openly share my personal experiences and thoughts to connect, motivate, inspire and journey through life with you. 

3 Tools To Navigate Life’s Obstacles From A Professional Obstacle Course Racer

We all face obstacles in our life, many that seem to pop up out of nowhere. This past year has certainly been a year filled with obstacles for many of us – as we’ve had to navigate school, work, relationships and financial issues during the pandemic.  Joining me in this week’s interview which can be […]


The Grass is Not Greener On the Other Side of the Sidewalk

Life lessons from a rainy morning stroll This past month, due to construction work at our home, we rented a house in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle.  Since COVID-19 shut down our annual family vacation, we were excited for this little get away from our home, even if it was just a short 40-minute […]


2020 Is The Most Important Year Of My Life

There have been a few times in my life, when my life has literally changed overnight.   These moments in life have taught me to not waste a day. I love the line in the Lee Ann Womack song, “And when you get the choice, to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance…” While […]


This Month – I Drafted A Personal Mission Statement, {Which Feels Vulnerable To Share….}

The purpose of a mission statement is to describe why an entity exists, what its overall goal is, what product or service it provides, and includes a description of the  primary customers or market that it wishes to serve.    Staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic has provided the opportunity for a moment of […]


Fight or Flight and The COVID-19 Pandemic

Fight or flight, a physiological response to  stress that is brought about by a perceived harmful event, attack of threat to survival.  COVID-19 has prompted this human survival instinct in all of us.  Fight, we feel immense anger about what the virus is doing to our loved ones, our own health, our education system, our […]


The Secret to Resolutions That Stick

Last month’s journal topic focused on New Year’s Resolutions.  Now that it is January 31st, how are your New Year’s Resolutions going? If you have not made the progress that you hoped to this past month, you are not alone. When making New Year’s Resolutions, we step into the New Year with an earnest intent […]


The Way I Evaluate the World, Affects How I Feel

The way I evaluate the world, affects how I feel.  An event occurs, I evaluate, and then my emotions control my experience. Put a different way, thoughts control our emotions and emotions control our experience.  This is an important truth that I remind myself of when facing difficult situations.  While we frequently do not have […]