What Are You Most Grateful For?

what are you most grateful for

Despite not having the best week (work-wise), my heart is filled with gratitude today.  After my parents made a cross country move to Utah at the end of July, they have returned home to Minnesota for the first time.  The entire day at work yesterday, the only thing that was on my mind was gettingRead more

Take ACTION On Your Dreams If You Want Them To Be Your Reality

take action on your dreams

How do you go from simply spending your days dreaming about your dreams to actually turning those exact dreams into your reality?  This is a question that I have had to ask myself over and over again, and it’s a question that many of us contemplate over the course of our lives.  As time hasRead more

If You Keep Failing, You Will Succeed

keep failing

There is something about failure that is discouraging and frustrating. Something about it that causes you to think twice about your decisions, to move forward with hesitation, to always look over your shoulder when you think you may be going in the wrong direction.  There is also something about failure that is motivating and inspiring.Read more

Stop Using Your Fears as an Excuse For Not Living Your Life

using your fears as an excuse

If you were to ask me what I fear the most in life, I’ll be straight up honest with you – I fear the loss of money. When I make a big purchase, there is always this thought in the back of my mind of getting let go from my job, having no money toRead more

Learning to Let Go of Control & Surrendering To Life

surrendering to life

I woke up this morning and immediately felt the stress.  I got up, got dressed, jumped in my car, started to make the drive to work, turned on a podcast, and boom… the world’s largest wave of stress crashed into me and quickly began consuming my every thought.  Okay, so I am going to goRead more

What Is An Enneagram Personality Test?

what is an enneagram personality test

I was updating my resume a week ago when I found myself struggling to find keywords to describe myself. After much thought and a substantial amount of frustration in not knowing what I was necessarily “good” at, I called my mom and asked her for some help.  She told me that one of the thingsRead more

How to Quiet Your Ego

quiet your ego

See that picture? Yeah, it’s a pretty cool picture, isn’t it?  My mom took that picture of me on our hike this morning up to the Delicate Arch in Moab, Utah. We woke up at 5:30 in the morning, drive 30 minutes to the start of the trail, and hiked two miles up the steepRead more

Asking For Help Makes You Stronger

asking for help makes you stronger

I can’t help but look back on my life and smile. Memories of my past are filled with the days of depression, a struggling relationship with food, lashing out at friends and loved ones, and hating myself for the person that I was. Even though these dark days only consumed a relatively small part ofRead more

Challenge Yourself Every Day To Grow Your Life

challenge yourself every day

I walked into my house yesterday dripping sweat. Hunched over the couch, a small pool of sweat was starting to take form on the living room floor. While panting like a dog and trying to focus on anything but the pain that was in my legs, I suddenly felt a warm sense of accomplishment.  IRead more