Click here to join my Facebook Community "Midlife Mojo Makers!"

My 5 Tips to Get Into a Positive Headspace?

I had a less than positive experience flying to Los Angeles this past week, but I never got mad or let it effect me in a negative way. I remained positive and rolled with the punches the airline kept throwing my way. 

As I was thinking about what topic to write about this week, this experience popped into my head as a good example of how I keep a positive mindset. And since I'm always asked how I stay so positive, I thought this would be a great time to share my best tips...

Just to give you a sense of what happened with my flights, I'll go in chronological order.

Last Monday I was supposed to fly from Charlottesville to LA, with a connection through Chicago. About 24 hours before my flight, I got a text from the airline that my Chicago to LA flight was cancelled. 

I immediately jumped on the phone with the airline and was able to secure the ONLY option, according to the flight attendant after about 30 minutes of searching. It wasn't an...

Continue Reading...

There are no accidents in life

I remember it clearly… The day I found out I was an “accident.”

Days like that, the ones where the world as we knew it changes, tend to stand out in our memory. For me, it was because what I always thought to be true - that I was intentionally conceived & part of a plan - was no longer my reality.

And the funny thing is… the truth came out because of MY ACTIONS. We were sitting at the table, right after Thanksgiving dinner. I don’t remember the specific year, but I know it was at my sister’s house and I was a young married woman who was trying to get my parents to admit my sister was an accident.

Uh... That kind of back-fired. LOL! 

In fact, I was 99% certain my sister was the accident of the family so I was simply pressing for confirmation of what I already knew... because who gets married after only dating 5 months and then gets immediately pregnant?

Well, I guess my parents do! 

So here we were, at the dinner table, full...

Continue Reading...

Do You Follow Your Head or Your Heart?

motivation Dec 13, 2018

What your typical reaction is to making a decision? Do you follow your head or do you follow your heart?

The reason I ask is because I am in the process of trying to make a big decision. And my typical response went to my head because I've been more of a head person most of my life. But I need to follow my heart and that's what you should do. I've learned that the hard way.

I want to share a couple of reasons about why it’s so important to follow your heart.

I’ve always been attracted to the Law of Attraction ever since I first heard about it on the Oprah show about 15 years ago. But I really started understanding what it meant and applying it to my own life within the last, five years.

I used to pride myself on the fact that I followed my head and not my heart because I thought that was what really makes you the most happy - you gotta do what makes the most sense right? You gotta do what the brain says to do!

I remember walking down the aisle when I married my first...

Continue Reading...

Being Better All Begins with Awareness

"Judgment comes from a place of fear, disdain, or even hate." by Rachel Hollis from "Girl Wash Your Face"

No judgement here if you are "judgy." This comes from my  and a place of love because I want to be a force that makes a difference. I want to inspire positive change.

Part of the reason is because I used to be the most judgmental person so I understand. And I know change is possible no matter who you are or how old you are.

I'm a work in progress trying to get better every day. If you ever see my judgy side come out, call me on it please!!!

Here are a few tips from Rachel:

1. "Find nonjudgmental friends. We tend to become whoever we surround ourselves with. If your friends are full of gossip & vitriol, I promise you'll start to develop the habit. When you are looking for a community of women, look for ones who want to build each other up instead of year each other down." (or talk shit about others - those are my words! Rachel didn't cuss. )

2. Police yourself. "If...

Continue Reading...

I Couldn't Just Sit and Watch!

family fitness motivation Aug 16, 2018

I thought it was kind of sad that no parents were out there jumping with their kids. I got my grandkids tickets then decided to join them after watching for 15 minutes!

How could I not?!?! SO.MUCH.FUN!!! ‍
I had to see if I still had a flip in me! 

Would it be weird if I went back there with no kids? LOL!!!

Continue Reading...

My commitment to my new grandson!

When I look at this little guy, I think about how much I want to be a part of his life. Being a grandma is different than being a mom because you know how precious time is and how fast it can fly by...

I want him to know me - the VIBRANT and FUN-FILLED me! I don't want him to ever see me as the old fuddy duddy who can't do things.

That thought motivates me like no other. It makes me WANT to stay focused on my health. It pushes me to press play & do my workout every day.

I'll be 77 when I go to his high school graduation. I'll be 81 when I go to his college graduation. And chances are I'll be close to 90 when I go to his wedding.

The images of those events in my head drives a deeper level of commitment to the habits I've developed of eating healthy and exercising

How big is your commitment to your own personal health and to being there for special events 30 years from now?

If it's not big, I urge you to change that TODAY! And COMMIT!!!!

If you need a support system, I'm still...

Continue Reading...

This is the First Official Professional Interview I've ever done!

educational motivation Feb 20, 2018

This is the first official, professional interview I've ever done, and man, was it fun!!!!

I even stopped to smell the roses! 

I got to share what Marketing Impact Academy has done for me as an online entrepreneur over the past 12 months.

The last 3 days have been nothing short of incredible. Most of us were in tears as the conference closed because of the power of the message that Chalene Johnson shared with us...

"Things happen FOR us, not TO us."

And it is our responsibility - each of our's purpose - to help others figure out what we already have, through our experiences. That is how we can best serve.

And THAT is what I intend to devote myself to doing!!! 

27751574_10156027310345903_7414112782920919900_n.jpg
27972965_10156027310340903_1652121351998040462_n.jpg
Continue Reading...

Do a Little Cardio Dance Everyday!

health motivation Feb 05, 2018

If only everyone did a little dance cardiio before they began their day, the world would be a better place. ‍‍ #endorphins #musicmakesthehearthappy #shakeyourbootie

Continue Reading...

You Know I Like to Read Because....

motivation Feb 02, 2018

You know I like to read because I'm always posting stuff that inspires me from my books. Well THIS is a good one!!!

It was actually an exploration of sorts... Read and then do an exercise. And it made me think...

I had to pick 1 reason out of 5 as to WHY I started coaching. My 5 choices were:

Time
Money
Security
Health
Purpose

BEFORE I did the exercise, I thought my reason was Health... I mean, I lost almost 20 pounds and got in the best shape of my life at age 55!!!

But as I really began to think about WHY and remembered back to when I started, my Health is not why I started coaching.... It is why I signed up to be in a online challenge group but it is NOT why I began coaching.

I also tell people I started coaching because I got a great discount, but again, that is the reason I signed up to coach but it is not why I STARTED to coach. I had no intention of coaching when I signed up.

But a short 2 weeks after I signed up for the discount, a light bulb went off in my head!!! 

...
Continue Reading...

"Yes I am Listening"; "Yes I Am Paying Attention" ; "Yes, I Am Willing"

motivation Jan 25, 2018

“I know that the answer to “what should I be doing?“ is to see the word “yes” on my inner screen: “Yes, I am listening”; “Yes, I am paying attention”; and most important, “Yes, I am willing.” 

I notice that those around me who feel uninspired are unwilling to say yes to the feeling at the core of their being. 

By doing so to every hunch, burning desire, and thought that won’t go away, I feel the hand of a guiding spirit that’s with me simply because I’ve been willing to say yes. 

By saying yes to life, I see the world and all of its inhabitants in a completely new way.” 

2nd to last page in “Living An Inspired Life” by Wayne Dyer

26814836_10155957340690903_8648356080973798225_n.jpg
Continue Reading...
1 2 3 4 5 6
Close

50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.