Ok mushy post but it’s all true.
Today is the day we celebrate Peters birthday. They are more precious with each passing year but what will live forever is his character, his kindness, his love and huge heart for the people he touches.
He’s always been a man of his word. A great example of a father husband and friend. Peter means rock and it may be the word that describes him most completely. Those closest to him know that he is ALWAYS there, always available, and always looking out for those in need. He’s a steady force and you know if he’s around you’ll never fall too far.
Next to God he’s become my everything and I’m honored, humbled and my heart is full to walk this crazy life journey with this man I call my husband. I don’t know where I’d be as a person without his influence and his love. He anticipates my needs before I know I need them. He is my rock.
Happy Birthday love of my life.....forever
Would you go to the gym for a day and expect results? No, of course not!
Like anything worthwhile it takes time! We have to practice being patient and consistent day in and day out.
I have been teaching my clients for years the 66 day method. How to break down your year into 66 day periods to reach milestones to your overall big end of year goal.
Take the time today to pick a habit you'd like to improve for the next 66 days. Keep your tablet, notebook or whiteboard in one place that is easily seen to keep you on track. This will help keep you accountable!
109 years ago a little girl was born named Mildred Olive. She was the only daughter of the Frappier family of 5. She was a princess but grew to be a queen for sure and ruled the land with a quiet gentle strength that permeated all who knew her. She had 3 beautiful girls but that's a whole other story. 😂. She became a grand mother and then great grandma and we all wish she was here to see what she started. Well we know she sees but we'd sure like to have a conversation with her. And laugh!!!! She had that infectious laugh.
She influenced my young life more than anyone else and I'm grateful for that. I'm grateful that through her actions she taught love deeper than most and in the end that's what matters most.
Miss you grandma!
How strong is your "WHY"?? I heard recently that successful people come in all types and different varieties. However, one of the most significant common traits in all successful people is their ability to GET UP. That's it. It's that simple. The more you follow the path leading towards your dreams and goals, the more you will find resistance and obstacles in your way. Everyone gets knocked down, but it's the successful people who are able to get up. This will power, this ability to continue to get up and persevere comes from having a strong "WHY." Nietzsche is one of the most celebrated thinkers in history. He understood the importance of a strong "WHY," do you? Do you need help finding your "WHY," or your reason? Message me for help. Keep fighting. Keep getting up!
18 years ago, my sister and I opened a fitness center. One of the things I refused to do was have any scales for clients to weigh themselves. That probably doesn't seem to make much sense to most of you. Why would we open a facility where a lot of people will be coming to lose weight, but not have any way for them to track their weight loss?
What I wanted our clients to know more than anything was that if we focus on all parts of our being, not just our body but also our mind and our spirit, then everything falls into alignment. Many times we neglect what's on the inside because we are too focused on fixing the problems that appear on the outside.
The only way to make lasting change is to start within ourselves.
These are actually words from a song, but these words represent the lesson I’ve learned more than any other; that I NEVER grow without some pain involved.
Do you remember when you were a kid and going through a growth spurt? You slept a lot and probably had some achy bones! Well it’s the same as we mature emotionally. We fall, we get scraped up a bit and it doesn’t feel good.
The answer: stay right where you are and accept your life just as it is today. Always make sure that, in your stillness, you’re not hearing a calling to something different. There may be more work to do. There may be a bigger contribution that you’re supposed to make on this planet.
My hope and prayer is that I sit still and listen. There is a still, small voice saying “this is the way, walk in it!” That’s the direction we want to head in.
Who haven't you hugged in a while?
Why are hugs so amazing? My husband Peter is the best hugger...and not just for me. He conveys so much caring, safety and love when he hugs someone. Try it today. Try hugging someone with the intent to convey a message to them. You know, not one of those quick pat on the back kind of hugs but a real, true genuine hug. It not only makes them feel better but you too!
Share the love. Tell me who you hugged today?
🇺🇸 WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY 4th OF JULY!! 🇺🇸 Today is one of my favorite days of the whole year! I love this great country of ours and what this Independence Day celebration represents. Amidst fireworks and parades and all the fun we will be having today, don’t forget to pause and take a moment to remember how blessed we are to live in this great country. So many people have sacrificed and given their lives to preserve the Freedom and Independence that this day represents. God Bless the USA 💕🇺🇸
Today is all about balance! More specifically, learning to balance your head & heart. It can be so difficult to get these two to agree because our analytical minds so often contradict the things that our hearts tell us. It's a balancing act getting these two to cooperate. I think we find that it's easier just to ignore our hearts all together. Then we get to a place in life where we can't figure out why we are so unhappy and disappointed. But we get here because we suppress the feelings in our heart on a daily basis. Don't get me wrong, we need our brain! I could talk to you for hours about all the amazing things that our brains do for us! But it's important to understand the brain and learn how to discern if your brain is being over-protective. Most of the time our brains tell us to just follow on the path that will most utilize our skills and talents. Any divergence is a risk and a red flag. If you're like me, your God-given talents don't perfectly align with your heart's passion and this incites conflict. There is hope though! Keep listening to your heart and also keep pursuing the things that utilize your talents. It takes patience and perseverance but each day you will get closer and closer to a place where your passion and your talents cross. There you will find your most fulfilled life!
A GREAT reminder! I've learned that finding the positives in every situation is a life-long practice. I sometimes find myself stating the positives out loud when, on the inside, I really just want to complain or be negative. It is better to inform your situation than to have your situation inform you!
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates
Perspective is everything!! Change is hard, yes. As long as what you're building is more important that what you're giving up, you'll never go wrong. 💕
The longer I live, searching for the best ways to "do" life, the more I'm absolutely convinced that the answer lies within; in who we are and why we were put on this earth. I know it sounds crazy!
As I continue to work on myself, I continue to discover new happiness and this joy that I'm finding in life is incredible. The reality is, our world bombards us from every angle and tries to keep us from our Best Self. At every turn it seems like something grabs our shirt tail trying to pull us down. It takes strength and courage to shake that stuff away, to break away from the grip, stand tall and fight.
Tell yourself that you will continue to discover who you are and who you were meant to be. Personal growth is the only guarantee tomorrow will be better than today.
So here's a secret... Most of what I write in these posts, trying to encourage all of you, are the things that I need to hear myself. I know I've been talking about stepping outside of your comfort zone quite a bit lately, but trust me, I need this encouragement too. It's tough doing things that make us uncomfortable. Especially considering that we live in a culture that tells us to chase comfort and convenience.
I will say this, everything good that has happened in my life has come out of some very uncomfortable situations. Chances are, that in order to get that dream that's burning in your heart, you're going to need to face some uncomfortable situations. It's just the way it is.
Believe me when I say that you are not alone in your struggle. We all face challenges in our own way. Encouraging one another to continue to step up and out of those beloved comfort zones is one of the most important gifts we can give!
Mindset is everything. I really can't stress that enough… I've been working my entire life, especially my adult life, on trying to perfect the art of the positive mindset. There are an endless number of things that can go wrong in your life on a day-to-day basis. A lot of the time, we create problems for ourselves by feeding a negative mindset. Having a positive attitude is a daily practice and only gets better over time.