All posts tagged: learning

Motivation Monday: No Doubt

Summer is FULL of good vibes. There’s sunshine, outdoor activities, longer days, and for some, a bit of travel. While you could be nose deep in a beach worthy novel, toes in the sand, chilled glass of rose in hand (aaahh) there still could be a part of you that is just feeling…well for lack of a better word…blah. Sometimes I find myself (even in the best of circumstances) feeling a lack of motivation. If you’ve got it all together and have never felt this way, this post may not be for you. But for the rest of us, I feel like it’s important to note that we don’t need to be pulled together and have it all figured out 100% of the time. I do think there is a time and a place for knowing when to give yourself some self-care, but most of the time I think we all just need a little push and dose of motivation to get us to where we want to be. Although they may be cheesy, I …

Motivation Monday: Fathers, Modern Day Heroes

This Motivation Monday is dedicated to some pretty important people that motivate us to be our best selves. It’s Monday, the start to a fresh week and one where we get to pay homage to the modern day heroes in our lives, dads. Fathers, mentors, husbands, brothers, uncles, there are many forms of what a father can mean to someone and it is something that is unique to each person. We would be in a very different place if we didn’t have these special men in our lives. It’s crucial to have a solid figure you can turn to when faced with hard decisions or a tough circumstance for guidance and perspective. Teachers, mentors, public figures, neighbors, friends, and family there are numerous variations of who can take this role on in your life. I count my blessings when I think of who this figure is in my life because luckily enough all these descriptions mentor, teacher, family, someone I look up to is all wrapped up into one person, my Dad. He has done …

Wellness Wednesday: 5 Reasons You’ll Go Maca For Maca

The Maca root is not something new and I touched upon it’s impressive benefits in an earlier post. To be honest I have only recently gotten into using it in my smoothies. When I discovered some of its amazing properties I wanted to spotlight it on MSF for those who are just jumping on the bandwagon and may want a little more info. It originated in Peru and is part of the radish family although it is commonly ground into a powder and consumed as a supplement or mixed into smoothies. The benefits of this root have been celebrated by ancient civilizations in Peru and used both as a preventative and in remedies by many generations. Below I’ve listed the top 5 benefits I found to be the most interesting and relevant to what we are looking for today. Top 5 Reasons You’ll Go Maca for Maca Vitamins & Minerals– it is loaded with B vitamins, vitamin C & E, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, iron, zinc and much more Energy shot– known to increase energy and stamina, …

Wellness Wednesday: Everyone Does It, So Lets Talk About It

Today’s post can be viewed as a little TMI for some, but I’ve had enough friends ask my opinion on the subject to feel it’s a topic many can relate to. What’s the healthiest, most effective form of hair removal? Am I an expert? Not really. But I do have years of experience trying different methods and feel this familiarity has me well-read on the topic enough to give an educated opinion. I will try to keep it simple, even though this can be a complex topic with many points of view. I’ve listed the top ways of hair removal below and my pros and cons for each so you can decide what’s best for you. Hair removal cream: Pros-inexpensive, can be done at home, straightforward concept, minimum pain Cons-inconsistent, can cause rashes or skin irritations (if directions are not followed carefully), a lot of keep-up, precision is difficult to achieve Tweezing: Pros-gets the entire hair follicle (if done properly) so hair grows back slower, can be precise, inexpensive, can be done at home Cons-time, …

Motivation Monday: Set Yourself Up To Fail

We need to get comfortable with the idea of failing in order to achieve something that is extraordinary or worthwhile. Most of the great pioneers of our time were not told they were doing something practical or were sure to succeed. In reality, they were met with apprehension and criticism (think the Wright brothers, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, etc). In order to succeed at something of that magnitude, something others haven’t accomplished yet, you need to get into the mindset of setting yourself up to potentially fail. I have taken a few risks, some have paid off, some not so much. It has taken me almost a decade to even realize this was happening and even longer to learn to appreciate the journey. Risk #1-Moving to the west coast for a job transfer (life changing, win!) Risk #2-Starting a cupcake business in an overinflated market with no experience whatsoever (let’s call this an important lose) Even the risks we take that don’t pan out can be viewed as a win and it is up to us to …

Motivation Monday: Knowledge Is Power; 5 Free Ways To Feed Your Brain

I am always craving information and a self-proclaimed perpetual student. There is not much I don’t like to research and learn about, as you can see through this blog. I just think there is so much interesting material out there and the thought that you can be continually learning, never running out of things to experience for the first time is fascinating. As I was walking Finley and listening to a podcast the idea of how much information is out there for us to have access to FOR FREE just popped into my head. I wanted to share with you immediately in case there was something that would inspire you and enrich your life by knowing a little more about it. So here it is, my top 5 free ways to get information so that you too can feed your mind and get the most out of this fascinating world we live in. 5 Free Ways To Feed Your Brain Podcasts-these are my new obsession. If you haven’t heard of podcasts yet, jump on board. …

Motivation Monday: Facing Your Fears

This past week I’ve had a lot of time to reflect and take into account where I am and where I’d like to be. I think this is so important to do from time to time, no matter where you’re at in your career/life, how old you are, etc. Even if you believe you’re ‘satisfied’, doing a temperature check once in awhile is never a bad thing. I wish I could remember the source to site it here, but I remember listening to a podcast a while back and during the interview someone referenced music and how the simple act of listening to music (that brings you joy) your mood is lifted and you are more likely to do great things. So I invite you to turn up that volume, take note of what you want for yourself and GO AFTER IT. It will not get any easier by wishing it to happen or having a goal that you’re not doing anything to get closer to. Take that first step, no matter how difficult it …