The Secret to Tackling a Big Project? START

My big dream wasn’t to live in a mansion. I just wanted a new kitchen. About a year ago, I was at my girlfriend’s house, and she shared her plans to remodel the kitchen. They included taking down walls, custom cabinets, granite countertops, and new appliances.I was in the middle of “Marie Kondoing” my entire […]

Goal Setting, Mindset

Find Your 5

This week I did a workshop on ten ways to believe in yourself.The positive feedback was overwhelming on one particular point.Find Your 5. Who are the five people you spend most of your time with? If you stop and think about it, you may be surrounding yourself with people who “love” you but aren’t helping […]

Goal Setting, Personal Development

Winners Never Quit

You know the saying, winners never quit, and quitters never win.Sounds easy enough, but staying in the game is more complicated than it seems.For example, elite athletes can run a marathon in just over 2 hours. 26.2 miles is quite a distance to cover in that amount of time. But do you know what else […]

Goal Setting, Mindset

Glory Days

For years I over-salted my food. As I sprinkled away, tongue in cheek, I’d loudly announce, “I am a runner.”My justification was that runners sweat massively, losing tons of sodium, so we needed extra salt.Even though I haven’t run much at all in nearly three years, I still use that line.The truth is, I love […]

Goal Setting, Personal Development

Gold Medal Mindset

Appalachian Trail thru-hiking should be an Olympic sport, and everyone who completes it should receive a gold medal.Every single thru-hiker. Without exception.These icons should be honored with parades and parties and eventually be the most coveted candidates for the world’s most lucrative jobs. Even a one-day hike on the AT is grueling. Some sections are […]

Goal Setting, Hiking

3 Things to Do When The Odds Are Against You

If it feels like the odds are against you, you might be right. It’s rare for something of value to land in your lap. To accomplish great things, you’re always going to have hurdles. Do not let them discourage you!  Instead, be thankful because, in the end, those hurdles will make us smarter and stronger. […]

Goal Setting, Mindset

The Beautiful Journey

The promise of a spectacular view keeps most hiker’s feet moving.Really, who doesn’t get that second wind to trudge onward and upward when a breathtaking awaits?Last week my gal Micky and I hiked a ten-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail in New York. My ultimate goal is to hike the entire AT. However, I’m doing […]

Goal Setting, Travel

5 Ways to Overcome Vacation Procrastination

How many vacations have you put off because you don’t have the time or the money? Vacationing seems like a luxury. Webster defines vacation as an extended period of leisure, which might feel as though it’s something frivolous. Often, “time away” is given low priority because there’s always a place to spend time or money […]

Goal Setting, Travel

Skip Winter in 5 Steps

I finally understand why birds migrate south for the winter.Nothing beats Tampa weather in March.In Connecticut, it’s a slow tease to spring.Tampa brings it every day. On the flip side, there’s no place like Connecticut for late spring, summer, and early fall. I couldn’t love it more. But in my eyes, winter is an epic […]

Goal Setting, Lifestyle
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