Health and Life Maintenance

Advice and tips on nutrition, exercise and other physical health topics along with methods and information to for personal an professional development like goal-setting and other purpose-driven skills.

Be open to change and discover purpose in life

Be Adjustable and Available for Your Calling

A life well lived is a life led with purpose, with adaptability and with a strong commitment to make every day matter. Each day can be significant for different reasons and what truly matters does change throughout the different stages of our lives, but by making a point of focusing on the meaningful parts of life you will discover what you’re meant to be doing to live the fulfilling and satisfying life that seems to elude the majority of people. Maybe you already know what your calling is (at least for this part of your life) or have a pretty good idea of how to achieve your unique purpose-driven life. If that’s you, I’m glad you’re here reading because you’re still ‘seeking’ and hopefully understand that our calling/purpose/life vision isn’t something to discover once and then live out. We need to be regularly on the lookout for how our calling …

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Is Something Holding You Back in Achieving Life Goals?

Are you taking action on everything you desire? Chances are, you have some areas that you want to see some growth in  – relationships; hobbies; skills; business building. Some things may be best for a future time but perhaps you have a couple of ideas, projects or ventures that you really love thinking about doing but the doing part just isn’t happening. Or, maybe it’s not happening consistently.  If you are having difficulty achieving life goals it means you’ve got something to work through that is holding you back. No biggie though. It will just take a little time and better awareness. After you’ve overcome those challenges you’ll be much wiser and better able to adapt, adjust and learn quicker for the next ones. And you know there’s going to be more setbacks, hurdles and unknown obstacles because that’s what happens in life; it’s the purposeful life to face our …

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The Many Meanings of Work and Play

About a decade ago the ‘work & play’ concept came into my life. Since then I seem to discover new meanings for it in various parts of my life and the world at large. What I once perceived as a word for necessary tasks has become a word of joy and purpose. What I once perceived as a word to describe leisurely and happy activity has become a word that I interject to define the beneficial part of any activity. In my business, I label myself a Work and Play Coach because I am focused on helping others build a business from home that they love – to play while they work. A home business also requires us to mesh our home and business life – to create a balance between our business (work) and leisure (play) time. And I’m a really big advocate of doing hard work to excel …

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How to Build Self Discipline to Do What Matters

I have to start off with some words from the best book, because this is what is often in my head when I’m struggling with how to build self-discipline (a life-long activity it seems)  and frustrated because I’m not getting tasks done that I really want to do. I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. [I’ve got things I want to do with my time, but I’m still spending too much time doing things that don’t move me forward.] Instead, I do what I hate. But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. . . I want to do what is good, but I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. [Even when I have clearly decided on and planned what …

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The Dream Big Journey

Enjoy the journey even when you think you’re not moving forward with the important stuff. Life has a way of changing priorities and making some priorities challenging to put first. I could share many situations in my life when I wasn’t moving forward on what really mattered. I have long been an advocate of setting goals and dreaming big. I am totally energized by the goal-setting activity, but have often been discouraged by the goal-achieving process. There are some things that I realized weren’t really what I wanted, but there have been more goals and dreams that I’ve held onto for years even though I was taking very little action in that area. You may think that some of those big dreams you have are impossible to achieve, or just too difficult to move forward with. I believe we have been instilled with certain ambitions because that’s what our purpose …

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Assessing and Planning 6 Areas of Your Life

In the coaching world there’s a common assessment tool called The Wheel of Life. It’s a visual tool to measure how satisfied you are in different areas of your life. As a coach, I get my clients to complete the wheel on their own and then at our next meeting, we review it together to discover what may be lacking and what is abundant in their life. We don’t always work directly on the area with a lower number if the client is wanting to see change in other areas, but knowing how they feel about the different areas of their life provides me with a clearer picture of how change can happen for them. This will also allow me to ask better questions to help them grow in any area of their life. There are many different reasons that The Wheel of Life assessment is beneficial to use. I …

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Writing Your Story

Have you written your story yet? The story that creates the life you want to live and the person you want to be. If you don’t write it you likely won’t see it happen. Instead of living the life you’re meant to live (the life that God has already instilled in you) you’ll end up living the life that is a result of your environment and influence of the people around you.  For many that’s not a life of purpose and fulfillment. And usually not a life of abundance and joy. How to Write Your Story No writing skills needed to write the story of your life. In fact I don’t even want to recommend too much of a process of ‘writing’ your story because each person has their own way of bringing out the desires and dreams of their heart in a unique way.  And you don’t even have …

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Music to Fire Up God’s Vision For You

I feel like giving up sometimes.  I get beat down by other people and I have circumstances that just don’t seem to be improving.  I have to deal with the bumps and tumbles that come from my own poor judgement. I used to take days to get over others condemnations. I used to wallow in my own self-pity. I used to stay angry and hurt for hours and even days. And I still deal with all those crazy, false and harmful thoughts….only now I have quite a few good habits to change that wicked mindset and only spend minutes wasting time and thoughts on what’s not going well. My most used good habit is to surround myself with praise and worship songs about who God is and what I have through the loving power of Jesus. For most of the defeating times I’ve noted above I play my Vision playlist …

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Dreaming and Planning Your Family Future

Have you taken the time to think about your future? Considered what your true dreams really are and what you want to see in various areas of your like? If not, start imagining! Or maybe you have put lots of thought into your future and have come up with many different options. Now you need to discover what is the right path for your present life. Clarity is what you need. It all starts with a dream. A vision. A mission. It requires you to use the fullest extent of your imagination to discover the future you’re meant to have. Before you can have the family life you’re supposed to have, you’ve got to imagine yourself living it. And imagine everyone else involved living it along with you. Every goal, every victory, every dream realized begins on the inside of you. It’s got to be a reality in your mind …

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