Happy Tuesday! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’d like for you to go to your closet right now as you read this! Open the door and open your eyes really wide. What is your first impression? How do you feel in this space? How do you feel about yourself in this space? What do you think about your mindset around what you wear? Do you think the clothes in this space are honored with organization? Does this closet feel like a boutique or the aftermath of a tornado?




  1. TAKE EVERYTHING OUT OF THE CLOSET. (You read that right, take everything out of the closet.)


      2. DUST OFF THE SHELVES AND RACKS AND THEN VACUUM OR SWEEP THE FLOOR.(You may even want to slap a  fresh coat of paint on the walls!)


      3. EXAMINE EACH ITEM AS YOU PUT YOUR CLOTHES BACK IN ONE SECTION AT A TIME. As you evaluate each piece of clothing before it goes back into the closet, create 3 piles: THROW AWAY, GIVE AWAY, AND KEEP. (rule of thumb: If you haven’t worn something in a year, it’s not important enough to you, so let it go!)


        4. HANG ALL OF YOUR CLOTHES BY SECTIONS. For example, hang all of your pants together in the same section. You might even want to go a step further and have 2 sections (winter pants and summer pants) and color code each section so that your black pants are all together. This makes it easier to find what you want to wear faster and will save you time. Another idea is to use one color/kind of hangers throughout and to face your clothes in the same direction. 


         5. ONLY FILL YOUR CLOSET WITH CLOTHES , SHOES, AND ACCESSORIES THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY. Life is too short to waste it cluttering up your closet with items that you don’t even like. Time to clear the clutter in your closet and in your mind!


Now it’s your turn to transform your closet into a joyful space that you find positive and up lifting. You have the power to create a space that honors your clothes no matter how big or small your closet is. Happy closet organizing! Post a picture below when your redesigned space is ready to showcase!


You’ve got this!


Happy Tuesday! Jelly bean season is over, so what is your weight loss goal as summer is right around the corner? Do you want to feel better in your clothes? Do you want to look better in your clothes? Do you want to buy new clothes? Do you want to fit into old clothes? Do you want to see a healthier number on the scale that better matches your body? Whatever your goal is, step one towards progress is to set a goal. 


So, now ask yourself how badly you want to lose weight? Be honest with yourself, close your eyes, and think about how important this goal is to you. What does this feel like? Do you feel motivated and excited? Do you feel hopeful? Do you feel ready to do the work? Taking time to examine these thoughts will bring you clarity about the intensity of your commitment to your weight loss goal.


Next, why do you want to lose weight? A huge question to ask yourself! Do you have a special event coming up (a class reunion, a wedding, a work event, a graduation)? Do you want to improve your recent lab results from a doctor’s visit? Do you want to feel and look better in your clothes? Do you want to have more energy? Are you tired of being tired? Whatever the reason, identify your WHY! Make it important enough that you MUST take action NOW!


Once you decide how motivated you really are, it’s a good idea to create a clear plan that is reasonable and doable. You want to set yourself up for success, so make sure your timeline supports your efforts. This may mean taking careful thought to set your end goal and smaller goals along the way, which are just as important as the ultimate result. For example, is losing 20 pounds in a month reasonable or is losing 20 pounds in 6 months more realistic? Again, breaking down your desired result into smaller, manageable action steps and goals will lead to more results. You will also be able to keep up your motivation when you see small measurable wins along the way. Additionally, your motivation will stay high when you reach small successes along the way to your end goal. The same mindset can be used with exercise goals, other health goals, to name a few. How you do one thing is how you do everything. It’s a win-win in all aspects of your life!


This week, take some quiet time to look inward and to really decide how badly you want to lose weight. Then, find your why and get a plan written down so that you can get started immediately! There’s no time like the present! I’m rooting for you!


You’ve got this!



Happy Tuesday! First, I want to say thank you for reading my blog each week! I appreciate you and am excited to keep bringing you useful content each week! A recent conversation with a  client inspired today’s topic about the power of a timer. She is an incredibly smart, successful person in so many arenas and was trying to figure out how to work out in the morning each day. It was something that she was very motivated to restart in her morning routine at home with all of the equipment already at her fingertips. Her challenge was getting focused to do the work. Again, this is a very motivated person who is determined to become stronger by exercising. As she talked more about why she had yet to start her morning routine at this point, I listened for a few minutes as she tried to find the missing puzzle piece. It was so interesting to watch her navigate through the real reason why she has been putting this off.


Eventually, we agreed that she was not scheduling this into her daily routine as she does for all of her other important commitments each day such as meetings, appointments, and calls. Once she saw the reason why, she was ready to find a solution so that she could get into the habit of exercising in the morning. I simply asked her how she managed to get other important things done during the day and she eventually shared that her priorities were on her calendar in a specific time slot with a starting time and an ending time. My question to her was, “What would happen if you treated your exercise time like the other important events on your daily calendar?” 


LIGHT BULB moment! I call that an AHA moment with my clients! It made perfect sense to her. The next idea I offered was setting a timer when she exercises to preserve the time set aside for it without cutting it short. Hence, the power of the timer! She loved the idea and said it made perfect sense. It would keep her honest with the length of time she had allotted for this important activity and would keep her focused during that time. 


Actually, I use a timer all throughout the day. It provides me with time boundaries and fosters a sense of being more focused without interruptions. I do it for my writing, learning, content creating, and for rest times. In fact, I am more productive and attentive to one thing at a time this way and get more done. This week, I offer you the power of a timer so that you can see how your focus and results will be more intentional and will eliminate wasted time. Give it a try and let me know what you did specifically with a timer and how it worked for you! It’s a simple strategy that will make a huge difference to where you put your time!


You’ve got this!




Happy Tuesday! You are probably your own worst critic most of the time, am I right? You also have the power to create your own story of how you look, like it or not.


Recently, I went to a beautiful beach on a bright and warm sunny day. On this particular day, I left my old negative self-talk behind to see how it would feel to enjoy time wearing my bathing suit in a different way with a different outlook. I, like many other women, don’t exactly love the experience of wearing a bathing suit. However, I had decided ahead of time to think differently today. I brought my positive reframed version of myself to the sandy oasis in search of a more fun, relaxed experience.


As I got ready at the hotel before heading to the beach, I slipped on my bathing suit, looked in the mirror, and gave myself a thumbs up for putting it on and owning that it  was really me in the mirror. I’m pretty sure that it will be a slow process to shift my mindset to feel enthusiastically fabulous in the mirror and that is okay. Since I no longer strive for perfection, just for my very best, I decided that I was worth a smile of approval for showing up like this today. MIND SHIFT #1: I’m grateful for the body that I have and am responsible for taking care of it and for keeping it healthy.


At the beach, I sat in the sun for a while and did a lot of people watching, which is fascinating to me. I always try to learn from other people and am curious how they look and how they carry themselves. There were ladies of all ages, all shapes and sizes, and all walks of life in all different kinds of bathing suits. Some women were jiggly, some were fit and firm, some wore flattering suits, some were squeezing out of their suits, some sat around and looked shy to be seen while others didn’t care for one second what anyone might think. Those who didn’t seem to care looked like they were having the most fun. They were enjoying life instead of sitting on the sidelines holding everyone else’s towels. Which would you prefer to be doing?


It struck me that nobody really cares what you look like in your bathing suit except you and who cares if anyone actually does care? WOW!!! Light bulb AHA moment right there! MINDSET SHIFT #2:  What other people think about you is none of your business!


I really think I made a breakthrough that day by not worrying about what others might think about me in my bathing suit and it made a difference in how I enjoyed my time at the beach that day. Your tale of the bathing suit is waiting to be written by you and only you! You get to decide what to wear and how to wear it! What an empowering thought! Shifting your focus into a state of gratitude for who you are added to the decision to enjoy life’s moments makes all the difference. So, put yourself out there in a pair of shorts, bathing suit or whatever you want to wear and stand tall and confident! Go ahead and take one small step this week to be your authentic self on your terms! It will feel great!


You’ve got this!