I'm a Runner -- and I Have the Medal to Prove It

I never thought that I could be a runner -- until I decided one day that I was. ...more
Well done! I love the idea of deciding you 'are' something, despite believing you were not ...more

Freedom Friday: Weekend Assignment

We have homework!Courtesy of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Facebook page, an awesome weekend assignment to complete and activate for the month of April....more

My Top Goals for 2013

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Creating Healthy, Success Goals for 2013

New Years is a time to embrace new beginnings.  It’s a time to begin better habits with strong goals in mind for finances, love relationships, health issues and weight and body shape ideals....more

You Are the Boss of You

So far, 2012 is off to a great start here at FFUD - we've had an amazing series of guest bloggers share their expertise in getting organized, fit, energized, and looking fabulous, and now I'm bringing in the closer!  Here is professional coach Ettie Shapiro to tell us how to incorporate what we've learned into our lives.  ...more

Happy Birthday Buried Carrots!

My first blog post was terrible. I think I knew that when I posted it one year ago today: an unappetizingly mushy vegetable strudel, baked in crumbly filo dough and photographed in poor lighting. It looks kinda gross. I’m pretty sure it tasted kinda gross. But that first post was about honesty — about setting the tone for my first year of blogging — so I went with the strudel, and I don’t regret it....more

More to Love

This was originally posted in January on my blog www.blueballsofthesoul.com. For reasons unknown I could not get the picture to post here. Which is too bad, but you can see it at its home. I decided to repost this here as a belated Women's day post. Enjoy. January 15, 2011 I wanted to make this photo totally honest. Just me in my bare natural beauty. You would be surprised how much preparation and editing goes into that. I couldn't do it without mascara. For some reason mascara = a shirt. I tried heels....more

Motherly Advice

It's not only children who grow.  Parents do too.  As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours.  I can't tell my children to reach for the sun.  All I can do is reach for it, myself.&nbs...more

Setting Goals for Entrepreneurs: Three Easy Exercises for the Entrepreneur

Goals can be fun. What if a goal helped you be better at something you already loved doing? What if achieving a goal made your relationships better? What if someone else benefited, rather than you? Can you imagine how your outlook on setting goals, and achieving them, would change with small successes that were fun?In these 3 easy exercises we teach you how to set goals that can increase your business, give you new motivation for setting goals you can achieve, and send you on the path to success as an entrepreneur.   ...more

Great advice. I find that when setting my goals, that adding a deadline helps me take action. ...more

A wish is not a goal!

They may both spring forth from the same valley of desire, but that's where the similarity ends. The difference between wishes and goals is the difference between hope and intention--and it is the latter element that makes goals far, far (let me reiterate--far) more likely to be realized.Setting goals is a wonderful practice for several reasons: ...more