Attitude

Here’s my story…

Since 2010, I have been writing my thoughts down. Some have been made them onto these pages. Perhaps you will find a little piece of you in them too.

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Find your arrow and harness that energy every day

There are some things that just carry energy with them…sometimes, that energy is silent and other times it is loud.  One of my favorite things that I get my energy from is the ocean…it is calm and soft some days and others it is loud and veracious.  It can make

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Find your courage: The 4 phrases that will change your lives

Some words are harder to say than others.  Some make our voices tremble, our palms sweaty, and make us feel a little sick to our stomachs. But even with those little side effects and after thoughts, there is something left behind.  Something that wasn’t there before. Too often, we shy

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Our legacy: Live your answer every day with purpose

Our days are captured in moments that quickly turn into memories.  Even before we can truly be sure of the events and how they transpired, there is some distrust that what we just saw didn’t really happen.  Life will turn on us in an instant and answer a single wish

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What is the ONE question we all want an answer to?

Sometimes, we take the time to stop and think… Our lives are pretty quick and yet we all have this ONE question that never seems to come with a straight or easy answer.  Many of us never even bother to stop and ask the question.  We would rather just move

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I’m Overweight: Tipping the scale in my favor in a big way

This time of year, many of us will be tempted with the food from the holiday parties and family get-togethers.  We may even over indulge when it comes to our wallets too — buying gifts that we could all live without.  We feel a little whelmed with obligations and traditions

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Monday Motivation!

Every Monday, we need to start the week with something inspirational.  Here are a few quotes that will help you get through the week. All my best. Michelle

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Why gratitude should last more than once a year

For many of us, we will celebrate a major holiday tomorrow as we sit down to eat a large meal with family and friends, maybe watch some football, get started on our holiday shopping.  Some traditions will be born and some will be revisited and shared with new generations.  My

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Why is asking for help so hard?

I will be honest…one of the hardest things I ever have to do is to ask for help.  I don’t even do it well.  I struggle through the “why can’t I do this on my own?” thinking and eventually succumb to the “All right…I need help” plea. Like most of

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Monday’s Inspirational Gallery

Every Monday, I will pick 10 quotes to inspire you…some will be familiar while others may have been shared some time ago. May they inspire you always. All my best always, -Michelle

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How visiting the old renews us in surprising ways

During the summer, I found myself feeling a little nostalgic as we drove back to a part of town we last lived in 18 years ago…much has changed like the  addition Casey’s on the corner while much has remained the same like the metal overhangs over the windows. It was

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Why the self-image of women is the worst it has ever been

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon empowering and showing confidence to a group of 75 smart, hard-working women.  What is even more pathetic is that men never suffer from the same doubts and fears that women do.  No matter where you were or what obstacles you overcame to get to this

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The most powerful word that we forget to use every day

  Life is hard. No doubt about that. In fact, it can be downright discouraging at times. We have grown so accustomed to getting what we want when we want it that even our patience runs low sometimes.  Without warning, we are so frustrated that we just throw in the

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Constant Change is on YouTube!

Every two weeks, Constant Change publishes a new inspirational video — each video has it’s primary theme and message.  Check out the latest one here. You can also subscribe to the channel by clicking on the logo in the bottom right hand corner! Enjoy!

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Life’s Balancing Act: Why you fail to focus on what matters

Who hasn’t tried to balance everything in life? Anyone else felt the pressure of a work deadline looming overhead as we stay up until 11pm making the desserts for the family function a few days?  Or maybe it was the unexpected illness of a family member that threw the schedule

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Why being wild is better than being boring

Recently, I traveled to San Francisco with some great friends.  I returned to the state where I was born and raised, but loved being a tourist and seeing parts of this town that I had not seen in some time.  One of the places I really wanted to visit was

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Be obsessed: stop putting people on pedestals

I don’t get it.  I just don’t.  I never have. Maybe I never will. I don’t understand the fascination with celebrities.  Growing up in Southern California, but more than 60 miles from Hollywood and Rodeo Drive, I didn’t come across celebrities in my every day life.  In fact, I had

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Get a little feisty: Go after a life you want

  The other day, I was sitting at a baseball game (story of my life lately) and there are just some things that happen during a baseball game that get people a little riled up — a double play to end the threat of runs coming across home plate…a called

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The randomness of life that makes perfect sense

How many times have we looked at something and dismissed it as being insignificant?  How many times have we heard a word in an every-day conversation that sticks out among every other word, taking us back to a moment left a long time ago?  How many times has something seemed

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FITGIRL Teen Empowerment Camp comes to Omaha!!!

Here is a great story from our one of our local TV stations highlighting the FITGIRL Teen Empowerment Camp that concludes tomorrow in Omaha.  The girls have learned how to do a little yoga, some great warm-up exercises and have been trying some new foods too.  Every day, a guest

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Why failure is a good thing: it makes you pivot

In my years of being alive, I have never met someone who enjoys failing.  We are conditioned that way.  We naturally have this inner want to do well, even if it is something we don’t do particularly well.  I don’t believe that we seek to fail, but we have to

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Living afraid: what it has REALLY done to you!

It has been said that the eyes are the way to see the soul and I know how we can avoid eye contact just because we are nervous, anxious, or unsure. Creating an atmosphere that is stagnant, with an indescribable stench, accompanied by a feeling of emptiness.   That’s what

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The best time to do anything: when you are afraid

Who is afraid of this kitty? Not me!  You? Maybe the kitty sees something that makes her a little apprehensive or is intrigued by something just outside the camera view.  We probably will never know. This morning, I was having a conversation with a woman and merely shared that people

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Be defiant: Live your life YOUR way!

  Just stop… Don’t take another step or say another word until you have finished reading this.  it will change your life. Okay, IT won’t change your life, but it will get you thinking about what you need to change your life. Most of us are afraid to “rock the

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It’s just a matter of time: every thing can be reborn

  I love spring… I love to sink my hands into the earth and move it with my hands as I plant my vegetable garden full tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and zucchini.   I usually plant something new too — something that I have never grown before.  This year, I took

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Kids ask questions every day – what are we so afraid of?

Kids are naturally curious… They ask all kinds of questions.  Some of them seem redundant and even pointless to us but they are a valuable tool to help the child in understanding a concept or process.  It is also how they learn.  And why they are very successful.  I heard

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The best story we never tell: the story of “why”

  We each have a story.  And no matter where we go or what we do, that story will continue to have pages added to it as long as we live. Some stories are don’t begin well but have the most remarkable ending.  Some stories are covered in filth and

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The 5 seasons of life: where do you see yourself?

How many seasons will we each go through? No one ever really knows…we have seasons that seem to come as quickly as they came and others that seem to last forever.  Some seasons we never imagined that they would come and yet they end up changing us forever.  Even others

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The Best Resource We Never Use: Potential

Several years ago, I found myself consoling a distraught young man who seemed so upset about the way his life was going that he believed he wasn’t worth anything.  That his life meant nothing and that even when he tried hard at doing the most simple of things, he failed.

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Stop hiding: share the story of who you are

  What would people be surprised to know about you? This morning, I caught myself wondering about this question after watching a story about a teacher who gave her 3rd grade students an assignment in a similar fashion…she merely asked them to finish this sentence, “I wish my teacher knew…”

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Give me a number: What is your soul worth?

They say that everyone has a price, right?  That everything is for sale. So tell me one thing that money can’t buy and isn’t for sale.  Why you are thinking, I have a story to tell. Yesterday, it was mentioned to me that a young lady decided to share her

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What do you see: Believing that you are more

There are many things we see and then there are things we know.  Some things we just don’t believe — no matter how many times we see them or how many times we are told. Today, someone shared this video with me and I found it very interesting and yet

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Why we fail to see the power in the way we think

I wasn’t a believer.  There.  I said it.  Whew. And like many of you, I was stuck in rut I didn’t even know I was in. Let’s be honest for a change.  When was the last time you gave an honest confession?  When you bared more than you thought you

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What are you willing to do to be uncomfortable?

Every moment of growth is done to make you feel squeamish, unsettled, and nervous. You cannot grow without it. I have been approached by so many people who seem to want to do something different, but never do anything more than share a thought or two.  That is as far

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The heroes we fail to see but will always recognize

When we are in elementary school, we were often asked to write a story about someone we admired and looked up to — a hero.  I don’t recall who my story was about these years later, but I recall, even at that young age, wondering if I really knew a

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All About Her Expo – March 21st and 22nd!

What are you doing this weekend? For $1.oo admission, come to the HPER building at the University of Omaha Campus where you will find relaxation, be pampered, and feel good about being a woman!  Doors are open from 10:00am-6:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am-5:00pm on Sunday. Women have a tendency to

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Why we need to pay more attention to the animals

Do you know what our problem is?  The one that sticks out like a sore thumb and is so clear that everyone pretends that the white elephant is still not in the room? The other day, I was wondering about what animals do right that we screw up.  Yes, I understand

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Stop looking for it elsewhere: You are that beacon

This morning, I started thinking about what most people were doing in this beautiful, almost-spring day and I recall watching the sun crest over the roofs of the houses in my neighborhood and instantly I was drawn to it.  Like I am every morning run.  It calls to me and

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The #1 thing women do to oppress themselves

I read an article once that said that men and women process job potential and promotions differently – where as, a man never questions his ability to do a job that he may not be under qualified for, but a woman will always question her ability to do a job

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The latest epidemic: Why we must stop living afraid

We live in fear.  We die in fear. Why are we so afraid?  Why do we hesitate? When it comes to living, shouldn’t we be feeling more alive than dead?  How do I know what living afraid looks like?  Because that was me.  For a long time.  I just didn’t

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The Law of Attraction: Why the magnetic pull is so powerful

Ever been around people and been a little put off by their actions or their words?  Or been unexplainably drawn to others instead? Why is being around people who think and act like us so important? The Law of Attraction is defined as the term that “like attracts like” and

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Constantly Changing

Although this is not new, in some ways, it is a beginning. But in order for me to tell you why, I must first explain. A little over five years ago, my life took a complete 180 degree turn.  It happened instantly, but not because of an event.  It was

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Because we never know…it ALL matters!

Do you think your life has meaning?  Do you believe that you set an example by the way you act and the words you use? Do you realize the impact you make on others and never know it? Sometimes, those meanings don’t always stare at us, we are forced to

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Stop being numb to life! Embrace it! It should MOVE you!

It’s cold outside and we can’t feel our fingers.  But is that all we can’t feel? Have we become so indifferent to life that we have stopped feeling at all? Are walls still so tall and thick than simple human emotions never escapes? Do we get swallowed into our way

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How to achieve any goal with seven words

This time of year, we focus usually pick a resolution that revolves around improving our health in one way shape or form. “I want to lose weight” “I want to quit smoking.” “I want to eat healthier.” Do you want to know why these resolutions never work? They are not

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Take time to live!

Life moves fast. Way too fast. But in the middle of the hustle and bustle, we forget to do what we were born to do. We forget to live. Yep, I said it. But who has time?  I barely got my Christmas cards out in the mail, the tree is

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Just a quick moment to reflect…

It has been nearly a week since I last shared something here, and I have spent the last few hours typing up words to add to already started posts, but nothing has felt “right.” So I save what I have so far, and then would look at the other drafts

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Our journeys take us where we never thought we would be

When we are little, we have certain visions for what our future will look like and work towards any goals we have in achieving them.  But in the middle of living life, sometimes, we find ourselves on roads we never imagined.  And although we understand that steps were taken to

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Why growing scares us…but it doesn’t have to

When we are little, we can’t wait to get older.  When we are five years old, we want to be ten; when we are ten years old, we want to be eighteen.  When we are eighteen, we want to be 21. Once kids are old enough to recognize that being

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Let Peace Be Our Riot!

Why do we complicate life?  Why do we make things more than they are? Because we believe that life is more like rocket science and that most of us don’t understand how to do it.  So we make excuses, pawn the responsibility off onto someone else, and pretend that things

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The library called: Your life is overdue

Seriously?  The library? Wait… Life has taken us places we never thought we would go and allowed us to experience things we could never have imagined.  But we are still missing something.   It wells up into a knot when we toss and turn at night.  The smiles we share,

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No one to call me Joe

Tomorrow, Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving Day where we take a moment to express gratitude for the blessings that we have in our lives.  Most gatherings will include being with loved ones – whether they be friends or family, to include great feasts of turkey, pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce.  Maybe

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Fight for your soul

Not being a fan of TV in general and especially not a fan of reality TV, I kind of was sucked into the TV show, “Naked and Afraid.” Not because of the two strangers who are randomly selected to be a team and dropped off in some remote area with

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Why Letting Go Gave Me Something to Hold Onto

I knew I needed to write something today, but there were almost too many ideas rolling around in my head — where picking just one would be difficult.  One that would be worthy of sharing with you.  And that is not how I write — I don’t write because I

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New things are coming!

Some may think that I have “retired” from my last employment, but in fact, I have done anything but.  Over the course of six months, I needed to find a daily routine that I could stick to, now that I am now working from home, that would still give me

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Is it logic? Or is it something else?

Ever been in a situation when you knew (I mean, knew) how things would play out?  When things would go along as they had been and then, “BAM!” something stopped you in your tracks, made you stop and think, and you had no words for what just happened?  When everything

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Gave it all away…

I remember a really weird feeling about a year ago…after a long week, I had realized on Friday that I was off my game.  I knew it the moment I woke up and carried my non-moxie filled body wherever it needed to go that day.  My motivation to get up

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Playing for keeps!

Did you ever play marbles when you were little?  I remember playing in my backyard in the dirt, where we drew a circle and my brother and I would decide on how many marbles we would each put in the middle.  We never wanted to risk losing the prettiest ones…I

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When Life Had Other Plans

When we were younger, we had an idea of what we thought our life would look like.  I know I did.  Especially as I got older.  Because I was such a tomboy growing up (okay…still am…just a little), I wanted to be like my childhood idol, Babe Didriksen Zaharias, who

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Compliments are scarce

Compliments don’t come around very often.  And what do we do when they are given?  We shove them aside, ignore them completely, or treat them as if they were an insult.  What kind of messed up thinking is that?  Women are the worst.  Our egos are so fragile that we

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The 8 things every woman wants

Here it is, ladies!  Our want list!  Notice that I did not call this a “wish” list…that was done on purpose.  I mean, “want” and “wish” essentially mean the same thing, but one has a little more bite to it. But I did not go so far as to create

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What are you worth?

Seriously.  What are you worth?  It’s an honest question.  But do you have the courage to answer it honestly? For a long time, I was unsure of my worthiness.  It was not something I learned as I grew up, but more something I accepted.  At the time, it seemed that

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Are you ready?

I bet you think you aren’t. I know I’m not.  Let’s be honest here, if we are going to be anything.  How many of us have wanted something and then when it actually happened, you wanted to back pedal?  You just got those stomach knots that cause your muscles to

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The G.I.F.T. and the Blue Man Group!

The purpose of The G.I.F.T. ©, a women empowerment group right here in Omaha, is to take time for ourselves because we rarely do.  And if we do, we do so with guilt.  We become better women when we take better care of ourselves, and that in turn makes us

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Watching momentum in action!

Have you ever had those moments when your heart smiles?  When you really can’t help it?  Over the summer, my husband and I were at a local baseball game and there is nothing that symbolizes momentum better than watching the “wave” circle around through the stands as the spectators join

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Ever felt guilty?

Chances are we all have.  Every, single one of us.  Maybe we don’t care to admit it, but we know.  We all know. Why do we feel guilty?  Because we feel like we have let someone down or done something wrong.  Guilt is self-imposed. It goes a little like this,

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Don’t be a trend!

Ever wanted to be a part of the “next big thing?” Maybe you just wanted to have something before everyone else did.  How many clothing styles have come into and out of style in your lifetime?  Or even better, in the last five years? Too many to count. When school

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It is time to let go

We cannot keep holding onto the past and still move forward.  The past is long gone and some of us get stuck there.  We find excuses of why things happened the way they did, only to blame other people for our unhappiness. How many of us know people who cannot

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