unleash your inner badass

Layers of life

Layers of clothing on these almost spring days that start out scrape-the-windshield and turn to shirtsleeve-lunch. Put them on, and take them off.

Layers of hair blowing down to the salon floor, revealing a head shape and a lightness of being that's been absent for a while. Take it off and leave it there.

Layers of grounding in a meditation session, building from a feeling of calm in one room and expanding to a sense of peace sent to the whole world. Start with one, and go to the next.

I realize as I write that everything is layers. From the recipe I'm following to the life I'm creating, it happens one step at a time, one level at a time. One cannot exist without the other. Leave out layers and things start to crumble.

Start with one layer and see where it goes. But to grow, either by reducing or by adding? You have to START.

Choose you. Unleash possible. START.

One foot in front of the other. Yes, you can.

One foot in front of the other. Yes, you can.

Launching. Again.

There are 2 ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton

There are 2 ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton

I've started and stopped this blog a few times over the years.

This time, it's different.

I'll be blogging at least 3 times a week about small choices you can take to work on your wellness. Small ways to tap into your possibility. Small tips to unleash your inner badass. These tips will range from nutrition and food, to inspirational stories shared from others, to ideas for DO ANYWHERE workouts that will help you stay on your fitness game.

There may be invitations to accountability groups and alerts about ongoing fitness promotions, but the main point is to serve as a resource for you.

Let me know what you think!

Weakness

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(Picture has nothing to do with the post. I just liked it.)

I used to think that in order to excel at anything, pretty much, I needed to work on the things I was bad at. Bad at math? In order to get into a good college, work on math. Pay no attention to the fact that you’re good at English, or really get jazzed about history. Take those strengths for granted – spend time on the other stuff.

Lately, though, I’ve been hearing and reading a lot of work that suggests completely discounts this.

Weaknesses (and we all have them) are good to be aware of. We might be terrible at something we love – and in that case, work away. But the time we spend focusing on the things we are good at (our strengths, if you will) – that time will pay us back in spades. I could spend hours working on calculus (that math example? That was from personal experience.) and never be really good at it. Yep, I’ll likely improve (hard not to.) But if I spent the same amount of time working on my writing? Watch out, NYT bestseller list (kidding. Kind of.)

And when I think of it, it makes sense. It’s not saying “never do the stuff you stink at.” Instead, it’s a realization that you ARE good at certain things, and you like doing those things. The world will be a better place when you spend time and energy getting even better at that stuff.

Go on, be a badass. Spend some time today getting just a little bit BETTER at something you’re already good at.