Life Purpose

Is Perfectionism a Negative Concept?


A reader asked the following: 

The problem I'm having with the messaging I'm hearing (in the greater world view) about perfectionism is that it is singled out as being negative. How can it be negative when God calls us to a life of perfection? 

After contemplation, here is my response. Tell me what YOU think.

The negative "perfectionism" that is being mentioned is characterized by an unattainable standard of flawlessness or an excessive concern over making mistakes. It is often characterized …

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Unmasking the Power of Beliefs


Our past has a big impact on how we see ourselves and what we believe. Experiences, especially bad ones, can change how we see ourselves and the world around us for a long time. But it's important to know that the meaning we give to these things aren't always right or helpful.

Let's take a look at our pasts, question our beliefs, and choose new beliefs that help us have a healthy view of ourselves. By going on this journey, you'll learn more about yourself, get rid of beliefs that hold you back…

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About Doubt


Today has me thinking about doubt...

First, doubt doesn't mean you're doing something wrong or failing. Remember: failure is just information. Everyone doubts.

Consciousness: Mindset

What causes doubt? Let's talk about consciousness or unconsciousness.

How do we define consciousness? Consciousness is awareness. Being aware means paying attention. Pay attention to where you focus your energy.

Consider your consciousness your mental state. So, how aware are you? What are you paying attention …

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Is Self-Compassion Compatible with Faith?

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Today, I'm thinking about how self-compassion contributes to our growth.

To me, self-compassion is the cornerstone of making a positive life transformation. It is about being as patient, sympathetic, and supportive to ourselves as we would be to a close friend going through a tough time. In other words, we need to accept ourselves just as we are, flaws and all, and be able to express and feel what we are feeling without passing judgment.

Developing an attitude o…

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Choose Your Top 5 "Influencers" Consciously


You’ve set goals. You’re super psyched. And then you tell your family and friends about it and …

whomp whomp. 

Much to your surprise, they aren’t super psyched. In fact, they might even roll their eyes and say something like “here we go again” or “I’ll believe it when I see it.” 

And some may even get upset about your goals … because it could mean fewer nights out or changing up your family routine! 

It’s pretty normal for this to happen. 

In fact, it’s one of the top concerns I hear from n…

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How NOT to Reach Your Goals This Year


I love to focus on the positive!

Well, in this article I’m going to tell you how NOT to reach your goals this year.

Because there’s one big mistake you can make that can push you into a HUGE trap – and you’ll end up feeling frustrated, burned out, and like a quitter.

Here’s how it happens:

You set some HUGE goals for the New Year (yay!!!!). 

Starting NOW, you will finally get your you-know-what together.

You’ll drink  ALL the water … eat super-clean food (and journal every bite) … be extra…

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Put This Formula on Repeat to Get Things Done


We all have that one thing (maybe more!) we are great at. 

  • Nailing that headstand in yoga class
  • Keeping our checking/savings accounts balanced
  • Home DIY projects or organization
  • Cooking a big meal

It’s true, you might have some natural talent for those things. But the reason you got “great” at them wasn’t because of the talent.

It was because you gave them your attention and energy. 

You also probably had some guidance (whether you know it or not!).

It could have been learning from a …

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This is Your Body on Stress (and how it's hurting you)

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Hope your day got off to a smooth start – especially because I want to talk to you about STRESS. We’re heading into a busy time of year with new schedules, etc. and I know a lot of you are feeling some pressure …

… and I also know a lot of you think you should just toughen up and “push through it”.

Spoiler alert: You can’t do it. That’s because stress isn’t all “in your mind.” It’s also in your body.

Your stress response system is a primal reaction... it’s hardwired into your system to …

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Why I needed to shut down everything

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott

I have a story for you today about my overworked WIFI router. (Spoiler: this story really isn’t about my router. :) )

A couple of weeks ago my router was giving me major problems – among other things, some of my devices kept dropping their WIFI connections.

It was as if they WANTED to connect, but they just couldn’t.

I’d see the WIFI icon pop on and I’d start working, but then my laptop would suddenly starting buffering and it would fall back off – honestly it was driving me a little cr…

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Nourishing Evening Routine

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It’s amazing how one little habit and mindset shift can turn everything around.

I’ve shared a couple of stories recently about my personal experience with morning routines.

I thought it’d be a good idea to talk a little bit about my nighttime routine! Because it plays a huge role in my wellness.

As a life coach, some days are crazy busy, and they also can be pretty physically demanding.

And a lot of the time, I used to get to the end of the day feeling WIPED OUT.

I’m all about keeping it re…

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