Mind Ready Monday: Life is Long

Welcome to part two of Mind Ready Monday: a weekly write up meant to boost your mindset. This week’s mantra doesn’t make a whole lot of sense on the surface. Life is long?! Typically, we can all agree life is short— time is flying, and that terrifies me. For the sake of our sanity, however, let’s look at things from another perspective for a minute: life is long. It’s something my…. Read more

Go Ahead, Spike Your Coffee

Think of your morning routine. The blaring alarm clock. An urge to hide under the covers. A yawn so heavy you could collapse to the floor. Perhaps that cup of coffee will help. Spike it if you must. There are days when no amount of caffeine is enough to break those morning blues. I wish the universe would text, “today is canceled— go back to bed.” Not even Siri has ever…. Read more

The Olympics are Giving me Tunnel Vision

I’d like to think the Olympics would motivate me to be unusually productive. Or at least, encourage me to hit the gym. Instead, the games have kept me on my couch. Surely, I’m NBC’s most loyal viewer. I haven’t channel-surfed in more than 72 hours. The obsession has its perks— including an “aha” moment I had while watching some of the commentary. It followed routines by a number of figure skaters,…. Read more

The Impossible Belongs on Your Dreams List

It’s Tuesday — but it’s my “Monday” at work following a long weekend off. You know how I feel about Mondays, so it’s only appropriate to start the week off with a kick-butt mentality. Today’s inspiration is rooted in a quote by novelist Tom Robbins: “To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.” My dad keeps a version of this quote pasted on all of…. Read more