Your Morning Routine has an impact on your day

Your Morning Routine has an impact on your day

Do you consider yourself a morning person? Or more of an evening person?

I love mornings or rather, I love waking up and see the new opportunities each wake up can bring. It’s also a moment to reflect and create a fresh start if need be.

Now I am a morning person and my routine pretty much sets me up for the day and I can reflect at the end of the day what went well and what didn’t go so well. And then, of course, do better the next day.

This is not a moment, however, to beat yourself up because you can only do your best at each given moment.

But no matter the time you wake up, having a routine gives you a solid start on the day!

So let’s talk about your mornings!

Do you set an alarm so you have time to exercise, meditate, journal or just have some quiet time to yourself? But then you keep hitting the snooze button until you are out of time to actually follow through with your intentions?

Some mornings are better than others, and if you have more mornings where you hit the snooze button, again don’t beat yourself up.

But here’s what I want you to reflect on, the days that you did get up with the alarm:

Did you feel different?
How much did you get done?
Did you get that “me time”?
How did that feel?
How do the days you actually get up compare to the ones you keep hitting the snooze button?

Chances are that the mornings you did manage to make it out of bed when the alarm woke you up, your day not only went smoother but you got more accomplished. And the days you slept through the snooze button you felt frazzled for most of the day.

My mornings start off with a cup of coffee and 5 minutes of just being, although there are some days, I am up and out of bed and ready to roll. But I notice the days I take a few minutes to just be, I feel calmer in my day. From there, I am focused on getting my kid ready for school and out the door and then it’s “me time”. I spend time journaling and prepping for my day according to my plan or make adjustments as needed.

The days I don’t get that “me time” I tend to not get much done because I didn’t spend the time getting myself ready not prepped for the day ahead.

I share this with you because your morning routine can without a doubt set the tone of your day. And if you can absolutely enjoy your mornings rather than feel grumpy about them.

Are you making your goals non-negotiable?

Are you making your goals non-negotiable?

Do you make your goals important enough and a non-negotiable for you?

Sometimes the most challenging commitment is the one you make to and for yourself.

I know this because I enjoy running but haven’t made a big enough commitment to do it consistently. I know it’s good for my health and my mindset. And yes, I too make excuses for why I can’t.

Like it’s too cold.

There are many ways I can find a way to run or at least get my body moving for just a little while.

Being a parent is often hard and demanding, special needs or not! And it can make your goals a little harder to achieve sometimes but I also know is the kind of parent you want to be, requires stamina and dedication.

And more than often, it can feel like you are failing your kids because you are spending 30 minutes on what you want to do.

You spend 30 minutes on your passion and feel guilty you weren’t present for your kids.

You can fulfill your dreams of being a writer, an artist or an entrepreneur without feeling guilty. If you think about the outcome, how much more fulfilled will you feel as a parent and as someone who goes after what they want?

Every day you are doing the best you can.

You can’t do more than your best.

But I really want you to know that you can be the parent you want to be, the artist you want to be and the entrepreneur you want to be.

Because it’s time!

Time to follow through and finish your ideas, projects, and goals.

You can have the career you want when you make the commitment and make it a non-negotiable.
You can have the health you want when you make the commitment and take the actions.
You can be the parent you want to be when you make the commitment to be that parent.

It doesn’t have to be one thing OR the other.

It can be whatever you want it to be if you are willing to stop accepting your life for what it is and make it what you to want it to be.

Trusting yourself takes practice – one moment at a time

Trusting yourself takes practice – one moment at a time

It’s time that you start trusting yourself and stop wondering if you’re messing it all up. Each moment, each thought and each idea is meant for you, know this and believe this.

Trusting yourself takes courage and you will want to practice this every single day. So give yourself some slack when you are being busy doing mom things and spouse things… those too are meant for you to be done and each decision you make along the way is the right decision for that moment in time.

You are so much more though than a mom or a partner. You are a creative because you are filled with ideas for the things you want to do that create the change in your life and the lives of other people.

I know you want to do more, be more and have more and trust that when you are truly ready, everything will be ready for you and here’s the truth:

All you have to do is make a decision.

No more, no less.

The moment you trust yourself and make that decision, your life will be different.

It will show up in how you prioritize your day.
It will show up in how you engage with other people.
It will show up in the actions you take consistently.

Life is a beautiful and messy journey and when you can embrace it in all it’s glory, life as you knew it will change.

Because you are making space!

Space for new experiences
Space for your ideas and dreams
Space for relationships that matter.

Decide to embrace the journey.

Decide that you are worthy enough to trust yourself.

Decide that you are to do great things.

Take a moment at all the times you have trusted yourself and made the decision to move forward.


Don’t look at the times that didn’t work out. No one has time for that kind of negativity to beat yourself up over it or wish you were further ahead.

Instead, start anew right here, right now.

Trust requires courage because you are ready to shed everything that hasn’t worked.

Remember, you’re one decision away!


P.S. Rebel Shine Bootcamp is a life-changing mindset course and community that supports you as you unleash you into this world. It’s the place and space where you will uncover your vision and learn to trust yourself with every decision you are making!

Every year can be your best year and you can start today!

Rise above your own BS and Excuses

Rise above your own BS and Excuses

The other day I was re-reading my Reiki Bible and something that I didn’t see before was how each chakra emerges and is impacted by life experiences and this isn’t a post about chakra’s but more about synchronicity and being in alignment with what I do.

In this last year, I learned to pay attention to synchronicity as a way to affirm that what I am is what I need to be doing. I first through about Rebel Shine as a digital subscription box but something was way off… so I let it marinade a bit… I even wrote the words keep or let go underneath it on my whiteboard.

And then one day, as I was mulling it over it became clear to me that it is so much more and bigger than myself. And I needed to Rise above the Stories I told myself.

The irony is that the theme is You Rise Above!
And it starts with the stories… the mumbo jumbo that clogs your perception of who you are and what you are capable of.

You underestimate yourself because someone else did not believe in you!

You don’t take action because someone said you are not smart enough!

You are not who you are deep down because someone told you that you weren’t good enough just being you.

These stories that started from the moment you were born shaped you, your motivation and dare I say your ambition.

These stories are the reason

You’re not where you want to be
Do what you want to do
Love the way only you can love

And isn’t it high-tide that you start rewriting those stories?

That you start living life on your terms?

Be who you are even it means you walk alone? (You won’t, promise!)

I created a mini-workshop to help you do just that, to rise above.

It’s a three-part video series where I get straight to the heart of the matter, so you can start forging your own path!

So if you are ready to rise above those stories, sign up below to get access to the training!

My favorite books that I’ve read or listened to in 2017!

My favorite books that I’ve read or listened to in 2017!

Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers – Steven Spielberg

Making time to read can at times be challenging for me, so I added audiobooks to my arsenal of how I obtain information.

The 5-Second Rule definitely has been a must read and I highly recommend it, if you are stuck in procrastination mode. It can really transform your life and your work through one simple action called the 5-second Rule. Mel Robbins get’s into the heart of the matter for sure.

The Success Principles generated new visions for myself and cemented what I wanted to be, do and have in my life and the kind of work that I do. I listened to this book when going on my walks and often found myself in tears because the stories that Jack Canfield shared reached the core of my soul.

How I raised myself from Failure to success in Selling – while the book was a little dry at times for my liking, there was some valuable information I was able to gain. If you’re in business, then selling can be the most challenging thing on the planet, especially if you don’t want to feel like a can of Spam. It highlights the message of there is an art of conversation that happens, by asking why.

I hope I screw this up – I didn’t know what to make of this at first but through listening to Kyle Cease, I learned to appreciate his message and even his humor. There is no right or wrong answer to do this life and screwing things up can often lead you to the path you want to be on in the first place.

Unfu*k Yourself … and it was and wasn’t what I expected. Certainly, I expected the cursing but I didn’t expect to hear the Scottish voice to be so … I don’t know… it was funny and real and true. It was like the wakeup call I needed and just keep doing my thing – whatever that may be.

Rising Strong is what I am currently listening too and only a few chapters in, it already resonates and affirms that I am on the path I want to and need to be on.

The only physical book I read was Expert Secrets by Russel Brunson and I love the way he talked about stepping into leadership. Just prior to reading his book, I read She Means Business and there was a definite correlation between the two books for me. Sometimes we don’t see the leader we are until we are ready to.

What one book has changed your life that is not on this list and I need to be listening to or reading?


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