Happy Tuesday! Do you have a secret wish? Do you have something in the back of your mind that you wish you had the courage to do but haven’t yet? Do you hold that wish in the back of your mind instead of finding the courage to actually do it? What is it?

I am SO proud of my sister, Aimée, who tried something new this past weekend, something that most of us would never even consider let alone do! She went skydiving! It took so much courage for her to do this and lots of willingness to take a risk! Why did she want to do it? Well, her big WHY was to enjoy each day to the fullest, which was an inspiration from her patients. You see, my sister is a nurse at the cancer center in our hometown and she experiences stress at work like many of us can’t even understand. She is remarkable, hard working, and well loved!

It took courage for her to even consider skydiving, courage to sign up, courage to suit up and board the plane, and SUPER BIG courage to jump out the door and experience such a moment of risk! Want to know the best part? One of her daughters did it with her! Look how she has passed on courage to her daughter!

Okay, so maybe you’re thinking about something small to step out of your comfort zone and do. Ask yourself what it is and what is holding you back? Are you ready to be brave and do it? I challenge you this week to pick one thing that you’ve been hoping to do but haven’t yet and JUST DO IT! Dig deep and find your courage! It might just inspire someone else to do the same; my sister sure did!

You’ve got this!



Happy Tuesday! Thanks for reading my blog today! I appreciate you spending a few minutes of your time here. I’m asking a very big question today: “WHAT IF?” As humans, we tend to give up right before something big is about to happen. Have you ever noticed this? Have you ever done this? I know I have! Are we impatient, scared or unmotivated? Are we all of the above? Why?

A perfect example of this is one of my clients who was struggling with the number on the scale not budging after so much hard work. She was sure that the number did not match her perceived weight loss. She wanted to quit trying to lose weight all together and was very discouraged. In her mind, her effort did not reflect the current result. Why should she keep working so hard if she wasn’t losing weight? Fair question!

I asked her to think about “what if” she was so close to her body releasing weight but she quit before seeing results. What if she would miss out on success due to being impatient and discouraged? Was it worth stopping? Once we spent time talking further, she decided that it was worth some patience and belief in herself and she decided to keep working at it. The very next week, she dropped a handful of pounds and was thrilled! What if she had quit? She would have missed out!

“What if” can be applied to our health and life in so many ways! Does it make you curious about staying motivated and determined to patiently wait for hard work to pay off? What is your most recent “What if” moment? Did you give up early or did you stick it out to see results? I invite you to notice this mindset this week and try to talk yourself into staying the course with a goal a little longer. Chances are you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Please refer this blog to a friend so that more people can join us in these weekly habit change ideas!

You’ve got this!


Happy Tuesday! Close your eyes and think about standing at the bottom of a staircase. If you were to look all the way up to the top step, it would be obvious that you couldn’t just jump from the bottom step and automatically get to the top step, right? It takes the action of moving from the bottom step to the top one by taking one step at a time. Visualizing the staircase will help you realize that it works in that same way for everything!


Now, open your eyes and think about the last time that you expected a healthy change to take place instantly! Were you impatient? Did you really expect to reach your goal without doing the work in small steps? Why did you put so much pressure on yourself to succeed instantly?


In our world today, we expect things to be instant and effortless, but no one can really ever promise us that. We often buy into instant  gratification, especially with our health goals. You may ask yourself why it takes so long to lose weight or why it is hard to exercise for more than a few days without wanting to quit. Knowing that small steps lead to big changes can help you to reframe your thoughts so that you can realistically achieve your goals. Keeping this in mind and picturing that staircase that I mentioned earlier will encourage you to be patient, realistic, and hopeful while setting and meeting your health goals or any other goals for that matter. You have the power to choose how you think about taking small steps! It’s up to you! Which path would serve you best? Try some small steps and let me know how that feels and what happens as a result!


You’ve got this!


Happy Tuesday! One of my favorite coaching strategies is THE POWER OF YET. I use it with clients quite often to help them flip the negative thought of “I can’t”. When clients say, “I can’t”, it can come across as defeating and discouraging toward their goals. It implies a sense of giving up before you even attempt to do something. It can really hold you back from achieving greatness. The good news is that you are in complete control of what you think and how you feel! You are in charge of your own thoughts!


Do you ever notice that you blurt out “I can’t” before you even have a chance to think about doing something, especially when it might seem hard or like something that you’ve never done before? Probably so! It’s okay to admit that because most of us do!


Here are the most common “I can’t” statements that I hear with a new, positive flipped thought:

I can’t lose weight. → I haven’t lost the weight that I want to yet.

I can’t figure this out. → I haven’t figured this out yet.

I can’t do this! → I just can’t do this yet. 

I can’t understand why I’m getting in my own way. → I just haven’t understood why yet.


These flipped statements are all about shifting your mindset and leaving the door open for endless possibilities to reach your goals. They could often be followed with AND (not but) plus a positive action step. Try flipping your own “I can’t” sentences the next time one creeps into your thoughts and listen to how empowering it is to be more hopeful without even considering giving up on your goals! It’s amazing and you are fully empowered to flip your thoughts!


You’ve got this!