30 Days of Gratitude – Day 23

Today my gratitude is on the greatest compliment I have received and can receive. My husband claims it is one of the reasons why he fell in love with me and it is my authenticity and being genuine. Being told I am genuine or authentic means the world to me as I want to be …

30 Days of Gratitude- Day 20

Today is about something I love about a family member. I am going to pick my Mom and the attribute I most love about her is her genuine caring selfless persona and how she always wants everyone to feel special and loved. The first time I noticed how kind my Mom was when I was …

30 Days of Gratitude Paused & Now Continued

Hey now, it is called 30 Days of Gratitude, not 30 Continuous Days of Gratitude and besides I completed close to half of it and now I am going to finish with the next 16 days. Right before I posted about Day 14, my office work was increasing exponentially & in addition to working hard …

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 9

Today’s gratitude is a life lesson I continue to put into practice, but has been invaluable to me when I get caught up in caring about the opinions of others. Even since I was a child, it has been important to me for others to like me. I used to stress and have anxiety, pondering …

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 3

Day three is a tough one for me as it is “what is your favorite part of the morning?”. I am not a morning person and I don’t like to be spoken to within the first hour of waking. I honestly don’t think I have a favorite part in the morning as all of it …

Rachel‘s 2020 Resolutions

I am one of those people who like to create resolutions upon the commencement of a new year. I like the idea of a fresh start and a clean slate; I like self-reflecting on what I have done well and where I have fallen short. For the past few years, I have tried several times …

What is Your Why for Losing Weight and Staying Fit?

I believe Simon Sinek, author, motivational speaker and organizational consultant is the one who began the buzz phrase “what is your why?” and how defining your why can lead you to success & satisfaction. You can find a plethora of talks on YouTube by Sinek, but with a focus more on careers and helping organizations …

When You Gain Back Weight You Worked Your Butt Off to Lose

Probably one of the greatest frustrations one can experience is “waking up” and realizing you cannot go back to old habits and if you want to continue to lose or maintain, you need to stick to the healthy lifestyle change. I had lost twenty pounds by the time summer arrived last year in 2018.  My …

Shopping Ban 2019…

I have attempted a shopping ban a few times over the past few years, and I have failed.  I don’t think you can go hog wild on ceasing to shop all together unless you have a reasonable outline of what is allowed and what is not allowed, and you check in monthly for accountability.  I …

The Number One Lesson of 2018 is Health is Everything…

The most important lesson 2018 taught me is nothing is more important than your health.  I have said it many times before, Health is Wealth.  Having a fantastic career is worthless without your health.  Having the financial means to travel, owning the opulent possessions, fancy cars, gorgeous mansions, it all means nothing without your health.  …