The best part of running naked…

Let me tell you about my friend Adam… He’s a really nice guy who works for a local nonprofit, enjoys outdoor adventures and exercise. Adam makes his friends and family a priority – such as taking a Saturday afternoon to help a friend unpack the umpteen boxes for her kitchen and alphabetizes her spice collection…

Find your inner otter

“We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” -Dr. Wayne Dyer Sometimes as proud, busy, schedules-filling Americans, we are more concerned with being productive, instead of living the good life.  Last week, I was very in touch with all of my earthly possessions (especially since they are scattered about my floor in the new apartment). I was reminded…

Strategies for Dealing with Change and Getting Back into a Groove

if nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies Stuff! Stuff everywhere! It’s moving week, and I’m not a huge fan of change.  As the story goes, when I attended preschool, it came time to transition from pre-K to kindergarten and I did not handle myself with grace and kindness. Back then, when a child was…

5 Steps to Workout Success!

If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it. I spend my spare time at the YMCA of Durham or Chapel Hill. I like to tell people if I’m not outside playing in the woods, I prefer to be playing at the YMCA.  Given my regular presence at the…

20% white space

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ― Robert Frost Do you ever finish a meal and think “that was good, but I could go for a little more?” This happens to me regularly.  I pack my lunch most days of the week, including the hiking adventures on Saturday. I typically make a salad because I…

Lucy’s story continued…

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. -Napoleon Hill To catch you up, I went on a 21-day elimination diet to figure out my IBS issues, which you can read more about in Lucy’s PB Story. What story are you telling yourself? I told myself, “I could never live without peanut butter!” As it turns out, that’s…

Keep Calm and Vacation On

Last Friday I was thinking about how I ought to start drafting Motivational Monday, but I just couldn’t get inspired. Sure, I have a few ideas and stories I want to share with y’all – it’s just finding the time, motivation and energy that’s the problem.  According to Darren Hardy, we are up to 30% less…

Why are you putting it off?

 The best way to get something done is to begin. If you’ve missed the past couple weeks, we are currently in a series about changing habits… You can thank Gretchen Rubin the author of Better Than Before :-). I have a friend who decided to put off a work project until September and I couldn’t understand why.…

Lucy’s Peanut Butter Story

There is nothing peanut butter and a spoon can’t fix. Funny story, I am a self-proclaimed peanut butter addict. I usually have 2-3 jars in the cupboard (gotta keep a crunchy, creamy and backup jar!). I can literally put peanut butter on anything – peanut butter & banana, peanut butter crackers, peanut butter & carrots. Let’s not forget the peanut butter…

Making a habit!

“What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” -Gretchen Rubin (This week’s post is courtesy of our new Chief Creative Officer, Kristen Norton) Wouldn’t it be nice if healthy decisions didn’t have to be so hard? Some healthy choices come only after spending lots mental energy. It takes effort to plan, willpower to stay the…