Surrender to the things that do not serve you.

Surrendering to Our Feelings

I have been absent from blogging for the past week because I have been busy writing blog posts from other people. Which is exciting as I am getting paid to do something I just realized I loved doing. But it is also taking away my energy from my own blog. I decided I needed a break from writing for other people because I am super excited to tell you guys about what I have discovered this past week! Obviously it has to do with Surrendering to Our Feelings. If you search on Google, Surrendering seems to associate with negativity: “cease …

Mindset

What I learned about Mindset from The Rise X Live

My Experience with Rise X Live Yesterday I sat in my living room from 6:50 am until 4:15 pm with my pups watching Rachel Hollis‘ Rise X Live event. I have actually always been a little skeptical about personal development conferences but I am so glad I signed up for this event! The event was created in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The main topic was about Courage, along with 4 subtopics, including mindset, which is our topic for today’s post: Courage MindsetConfidenceConsistencyLeadership I want to provide you with my takeaways, favorite quotes, and self discoveries from each topic, starting …

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3 Contributing Factors to Happiness

Do you feel clueless about what is going to make you happy? Especially after reading my last few blog posts? Don’t worry, we will get into specific exercises to help retrain your brain around all of the biases, adaptive behaviors, and mispredictions/miswanting/misconceptions our brain has on happiness. I want to introduce Sonja Lyubomirsky, who wrote a book, The How of Happiness, A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want. She has done research to sort this all out. And to try to answer, what makes us happy: 50% Genetics– a set point for happiness 10% Life Circumstances– Things we …

Misconceptions

Misconceptions About Happiness

Here is part 1 of week 2, misconceptions about happiness. If have you not been following along then check out this post for week 1. I am wanting to share what I am learning from the online course, The Science of Well-Being. When I first started the course, I was amazed at how much I was learning. So I decided to do cliff note versions of the lessons for you guys, incase you don’t have the time to take it yourself. A Good Job When asked what makes you happy? What do you think of? Traditionally answers are include a …

Happiness

Can Happiness Be Learned?

Can happiness be learned? Is it something you are born with? How can you be more happy? I am currently taking “The Science of Well-Being” course through Yale. This is a 10 week course. And by week 3 I felt like I was going to burst at the seams with all of the information I was learning. So I decided to dedicate the next few blog posts to sharing what I am learning with you guys. I have been so fascinated with what I have learned so far and I cannot wait to share. Maybe by the end of the …

Appreciating Beauty and Excellence

According to the most recent strength finders test, one of my greatest strengths is appreciating beauty and excellence. And I really do agree with this; I recognize, emotionally experience, and appreciate the beauty around me and the skill of others. Maybe this is why I cry during sporting events? I am no top, elite athlete, but I put my whole heart and soul into running. I imagine that is similar to the feeling that these professional athletes have during their training and competitive seasons. Whatever it is, you will most definitely find me crying after an intense Seahawk game, the …

House Pilates

The House Pilates Guest Post

The other day, I woke up at 3:30 am and could not fall back asleep. Because, just like all of you, my mind was being pulled in 1,000 different directions. But of on my thoughts was actually one that made me excited. So I hopped out of bed and emailed a bunch of ladies in my life to see if they wanted to do a Guest Post on my blog. I am wanting to highlight females I know. To share what they do, what they can offer us, see what we can offer them, and how they are being impacted …

Fear is Contagious. Courage and Positivity are too.

Fear is contagious. Courage and positivity are too. Right now I am thinking to myself, how can I virtually show up for others, to express my empathy for the world right now? The last few days has been tough on all of us. I could not imagine the heartache of all of the individuals with the virus and families going through the loss of loved ones. In addition to this and our fears, a lot of us are struggling financially and mentally. Wavering Thoughts As of now, I am fortunate enough to be able to continue to work and see …

Success

What Does Success Mean To You?

I typically call my mom every time I am in the car, unless I am engaged in an “unputdownable” podcast. Can you believe, unputdownable, is a word?? Today, we had an impromptu conversation on success and “What does success mean to you?”. This was the perfect topic to discuss next on the blog. Last post, we discussed vulnerability and my experience with it this past weekend. All of the responses I have received to my post are all soo kind and loving. But still, every now and then I go into a dark hole and feel so embarrassed for admitting …