Mondays are for GRACE!

We could all use a little GRACE now and then – I’ve definitely been using my fair share over the last few weeks. Here is your Monday morning reminder that you are capable of so many things! More than you can even being to imagine! Dedicate some time to stillness: close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and listen to your body. Give yourself what you you need, even if it’s a little bit of grace.

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Morning Friends!

As you know, one of my goals for 2017 is to cultivate meaningful relationships with the people in my life, to be intentional with my time with them, and being a form of support for them. This, without a doubt, includes you! What better way to help cultivate our relationships and get to know one another than to keep in touch throughs social media!?

Use this post to share your social media and blog information with others. That’s it, no catch! If you feel so inclined to reblog the post, invite other blogger friends, or share other blogs, feel free! No rules, just people that want to make other connections in this huge blog community we have! Can’t wait to connect with you!

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Lists & Links

lists-linksA week back into the real world left me with tons of things I wanted to share with you! There were so many times I wanted to drop everything and start typing out a blog post, or posting on Instagram! I didn’t, because, well, I need my job. But I’ve kept a list – JUST FOR YOU! Here’s this week’s Lists & Links!

One of the standard things on my Christmas list (yes, my mom still makes me write out a Christmas list!) is Target gift cards. It’s a store that I frequent and can easily spend hundreds of dollars in so having that little cushion to go and spend specifically for myself helps fill that need to SHOP. This year I walked away with a Kleen Kanteen and Blue Sky Daily Planner. So far I am loving them both!

Going back to work this week was a bittersweet thing. I was excited to come back with a fresh perspective and set some goals, but I also was missing my productive (and cozy) life as a blogger from the holiday break. At our weekly Jumpstart meeting, I walked them through a goal setting process. At the end I asked them to make the last goal about them as a team and they decided to focus on collaboration, communication, and support of each other. I was so pleasantly surprised! I am proud of them for all being open, honest, transparent, and supportive people – they are going to do so well together this year!

I’m not sure about you, but I am officially a Pinterest addict! A friend introduced it to me years ago and I have been using it daily ever sense. Over break, I finally finalized my Pinterest account for The Corner Office! It was so much fun to put together some boards specifically for this community and has been an unexpected source of inspiration as I’ve been thinking of moving forward with TCO.

With Justin’s transplant just a couple of weeks away I am working on simplifying my work life – delegating things I can, and streamlining our workflow so that I will be able to successfully work remotely almost daily. Weekly team meeting agendas – out the window! When I asked my team if they felt their weekly motivational e-mail was something they wanted to see continue, they all said very positive things, even that it sets the tone for their week! So I kept it on my to-do list and sent one later that afternoon. It was very nice to hear that something I came up with years ago, and have been spending hours on every week is worth my time and effort. Maybe I’ll even start writing them for you ::hint, hint::

I have this amazingly eccentric and mature part time staff member that works in my program. She is young, accomplished, hilarious, and just an amazing person to be around. For Christmas I bought her the journal Start Where You Are – I just had the opportunity to give it to her this week and she was so excited to spend some time thinking about her life and setting her self up for a good final year in her undergraduate program.

What are some of your favorite things from this week? Share your lists & links!

REBLOG: Fueling Fitness with Gratitude

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I have been using the premium version of My Fitness Pal to track my diet and exercise over the last two weeks. While adding dinner to the app last night this blog post came up! I couldn’t help but share.

Gratitude can change everything, even your healthy lifestyle. Enjoy!

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You Are Responsible for the Energy You Bring Into a Space – Jill Bolte Taylor — The Seeds 4 Life

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While eating lunch yesterday, I decided to poke around in my WordPress reader. This post came up and I couldn’t help but share. It’s a topic that I’ve thought a lot about in recent months and often wonder how aware people are of the energy they bring into a room with them. Enjoy “You Are Responsible for the Energy You Bring Into a Space” by Jill Bolte Taylor.

“Hello, my name is….” and your energy has introduced itself. In a space full of people or in a space with just one, our energy is the invisible business card that is handed out before we even open our mouths to say our given name. It is the invisible field which travels a foot in…

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Saturday Share: Sum of My Pieces

The Corner Office (1)While taking a breather at some point this week, I stumbled upon this blog post by Sum of My Pieces. The message really spoke to me, this idea that we come from a place of expectation and hope. It’s something that can be a burden and a blessing, mostly at the same time. I immediately knew I wanted to share it with you.

Go check out Dani’s blog: Sum of My Pieces, her tagline alone is worth the price of admission: For Grown-Ups Who Don’t Have Their Life Together.