Category Archives: Motivation

“You just gotta jump”…

So, I’m sure at some point over the last few months, you may have seen the Steve Harvey “he didn’t know the cameras were still rolling” speech where he enthusiastically tells people to recognize their  “gift” that they have been given and be wildly successful in life with it. What is that gift? It is different for everyone. It is your PASSION… What, in this life, are you passionate about?

I am passionate about helping people. I am a nurse. I started this blog as a way to help people struggling in life, looking for some positivity instead of the sea of negativity that tries to drown us daily. My Twitter feed is full of positive encouragement. I distance myself from drama. 

Maybe the Universe is guiding me to the place where I can share my passion for helping people and I can be happy, too. Don’t get me wrong, being a nurse, helping people like that, can be very rewarding. But, when it’s bad, it’s bad. Day after day, it wears you down.

Coaching people, encouraging people, helping people “find their gift”, helping people have a peaceful space, helping people organize their time and belongings so they are happy. Brings a smile to my face. And after so long, I think  I have finally found a way to share my “gift”, a way to follow my passion.


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High quality organizing products for all areas of your home and auto. I decided to join this company because I needed help with organizing my household. Even as a teenager, I was always helping my friends clean and organize their rooms while I left mine…well, we don’t need to go there. 😳

If all goes according to plan, I will have a nice, organized, calm, chaos-free…oh, wait…I have gremlins ages 2 and 4…sigh…never mind. I will share some before and after pictures as we go along, no matter how painful it may be. I will do that in the spirit of helping you, my wonderful, soon-to-be-organized-with-me friends!


Julie  (not a pampered princess)


Health is more than a “size”. More than a number on the scale. More than just a physical state. We need to realize this. Take a look at the “big” picture. Find some perspective.

How can I help you find that perspective? Where should we start? Let’s start with your attitude about yourself…remind yourself, hour by hour if you have to…”There is no such thing as perfect”. You are a work in progress. That means you   ALWAYS   have the ability to change that which is not ideal to you, for your experience.

Life is a journey. Learning, changing, growing. Embrace it. It’s ok to be nervous. I am.

Tell me something you wish to change that is not a physical trait.


Julie (not a pampered princess)


Have you ever done something as a small gesture for someone and had them seem overwhelmed by it? I have wondered why some people react so intensely with the smallest of gestures. In my line of work, we see daily, that people sometimes appreciate “the little things” more than the life-saving “big” things we do as nurses. A warm blanket, holding a hand and talking to them for a few unhurried moments (even if we don’t really have the time), a cool washcloth to a fevered forehead. I don’t need a doctor’s order to do these things, they are my comforts to my patients.

A kind, soft spoken word of encouragement to someone struggling may mean more to them then you could ever imagine. This is my small gesture to you today. You can do this.  

you can do this

Which side of the Fence?


Which side of the fence are you on today? Are you being held in, held captive? What is holding you back? Your thoughts, lack of action, lack of confidence can all be things that may hold you back from achieving success or at least taking positive steps toward your goals.

Imagine the gate, imagine it  swinging wide open to allow you to get outside the fence. Don’t be afraid to step through that threshold, out into the freedom that awaits you.  What is one thing you can do today to help you achieve your goals? What gate can you open to help you succeed?

Comment below, let us know which side of the fence you are on today and what “gate” you need opened!


IMG_1305Newton’s First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. Well, I definitely have the “at rest” part down perfectly! What I have the most trouble with, is finding the energy/motivation/force  to get “in motion”. Things that have worked for me in the past include inviting people over, fear of “bodily injury”, (seriously… a multi-toy minefield) or just reaching a “I really can’t stand this anymore” moment.

Once I get “in motion”, it is so much easier to build momentum and keep going with other projects. Nike has it right when they say “just do it”.  Just do one thing. You will feel an amazing sense of accomplishment with just that one thing! That is your “energy/motivation/force” to keep going.

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