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What You Resist, Persists

April 12, 2019

Human behavior is a funny thing, isn't it? We want good relationships, emotions, and behaviors but for some reason, we tend to do the opposite of what we want, which leads to bad relationships, emotions, and behaviors. A great example is wanting to be healthy. We want to wake up early and go to the gym, but we don't. And even weirder than doing the opposite of what we want - when we screw up we beat ourselves up. Why did I drink that much last night? So stupid…. Why can’t I just go to the gym? I’m lazy…. I…

How Willpower is Stopping You

April 6, 2019

For years I’ve tried to get up in the morning and work out. I’d tell myself on Sunday night, tomorrow is the day I’m going to start going to the gym in the morning. Monday morning would come. The alarm would go off. And yep, you guessed it, I’d hit the snooze button for an hour. Why is this? I’ve always figured it was because I have absolutely NO willpower. In Benjamin Hardy’s article, Confidence, 2 Reasons Most People Don’t Have It he says, “Willpower, from a psychological standpoint, is often called “ego depletion” or “decision fatigue.” The reason it…

How Changing the Reason Could Change the Result

March 14, 2019

Can’t maintain a diet? Do you feel like diets work short term for you but you just end up right back where you started? Maybe you’ve dieted only to gain everything, if not more, back? Do you wish you could just, “get your shit together?” Look, here’s the deal - there are thousands, if not millions of people who feel the exact same way you do. I wish I could come up with some magic way of ending the suffering we all experience when it comes to our daily struggles or the constant failures we experience fighting to be thin…

How Much Control Does Food Have Over You?

March 10, 2019

Have you ever had an experience where you kept eating and eating and eating then later thought, OMG, I’m soooooooooooo freaking full! Whyyyy did I do this?   I’m guessing if you’ve got a pulse, this is something you’ve experienced..   The thing is, it’s not all that bad (even though I know you think it is). Sometimes we do this and it’s because it’s for a good time - a great experience. We’re in a place we’ve never visited like Italy or California - and food and drink is abundant. We’re amongst friends and family - and it’s a…

Golden Nugget Podcast Review – Marie Forleo, Hosts Author Steven Pressfield. Overcoming Resistance and Why Talent Doesn’t Matter

February 22, 2019

Golden Nugget Podcast Review is where I break down podcasters’ shows and present their wisdom in small bite size quotes so you can get the best of the best in 5 mins or less. Podcast Review #3: Marie Forleo, Hosts Author Steven Pressfield. Overcoming Resistance and Why Talent Doesn't Matter This review is on the Marie TV show where Marie Forleo interviews the author, Steven Pressfield.   If you’re not familiar with Steven, please check him out here. He’s the best selling author of The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, and The War of Art (to name a…

Golden Nugget Podcast Review – Jordan Syatt, Getting Over Gym Anxiety at 313lbs (True Story)

October 21, 2018

Golden Nugget Podcast Review is a review series where I break down the top podcasters’ shows and present their top wisdom in an organized format so you can get the best of the best in 5 mins or less.   Podcast Review #2: Jordan Syatt, Getting Over Gym Anxiety at 313lbs (A True Story)   This show is an interview with Jordan’s client, Robin. Robin covers how she overcame her fear of the gym and how YOU can too.   If you’re not familiar with Jordan, please check him out here. He’s the owner, head coach, and lead author at…

Golden Nugget Podcast Review on Creating – The Chase Jarvis Show, Guest – Elle Luna

October 13, 2018

This Chase Jarvis Show with Elle Luna doesn't fall short of being up there in the best of the best. First off, Elle is an amazing author and creative who encourages all of us to find our purpose and just do it. Her first book, The Crossroads of Should and Must was a popular blog turned book, which I’ve personally read and highly recommend. It will inspire reflection on how you’re currently living your life (EEEEK, right!?). The book/blog helps bring up the questions of what you should be doing versus what you must do. Both are great pieces! Go…

The Diet Crossroads: How I Finally Found My Form of Health And Wellness

October 2, 2018

It's been months since I’ve written about dieting and it’s probably about time I explain why. When I first started this journey of ditching diets I was desperate for a different way to live because nearly every morning, after my daily weigh in, I’d beat myself up for the rest of the day if I hadn’t lost “enough” pounds - which was every day because even if I lost, it was never enough. So, basically, I  was disappointed and frustrated, Every. Single. Day. (By the way, if your daily weigh-in works for you, cool). Anyways, because I was feeling crazy…

Are Phones Really Ruining Us?

August 26, 2018

Tons of published articles say phones suck and they’re ruining us. TIME says they’re destroying our relationships. Do a google search on how it’s ruining our social skills, and you’ll get more articles you know what to do with - explaining how we no longer know how to act. And how about our communication? Yep, ruined too. Eyes glued to the phone, we don't interact. Children don’t know how to socialize. We’re addicted. But hang on...let’s think about this for a second..... How many of you guys grew up watching TV? Or maybe you mindlessly flipped through a teen magazine.…

Passion vs. Purpose: How I found out passion wasn’t working for me

August 20, 2018

Shortly after college graduation, Janice Holly Booth landed her first “big girl job” as Criminal Court Administration for the Attorney General of British Columbia. During her time with the courts, she says she witnessed awful things - murderers, felons, thieves - you can imagine why this would be stressful and not last. Four short years later, she moved to nonprofits and made her way to CEO of the Girl Scouts.   As CEO, Janice attended events, meetings, and conferences. In 2001 a meeting she had to participate in was in Utah which was great because she’d always imagined canyoneering in…
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