Be the change you want to see in yourself

Inspirational thoughts, ideas, quotes, and articles.

Archive for the ‘goals’ Category

Top 10 Tips To Help You Look and Feel Healthier

Posted by Catherine Morgan on September 3, 2013

These days we need to do everything we can to help ourselves look and feel healthier. We have more work, more worries, more responsibilities — and all of this can take a real toll on how we look and feel.  But there are simple things we can do to rejuvenate ourselves inside and out.  Here are my top ten tips for looking and feeling healthier.

READ FULL POST  — TOP 10 TIPS TO HELP YOU LOOK AND FEEL HEALTHIER.

Posted in blogging, body image, change, Coaching, daily life, dieting, empowerment, goals, Happiness, health, healthy living, life, lose weight, motivation, self help | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Top 10 Tips To Help You Look and Feel Healthier

Link Wrap-Up of BlogHer Good Health-A-Thon

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 24, 2009

The BlogHer 2009 Good Health-A-Thon is coming to an end, but your good health choices can still continue. I hope we’ve been able to help you get on the right track to better health in 2009, I would love to hear how you’ve been doing in comments.

I thought I would take this opportunity to do a little wrap-up of our Good Health-A-Thon…

We started off talking about setting goals. Did you set any? Have you stuck to any of them?

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in blogging, BlogHer, chronic illness, Coaching, daily life, dieting, family, goals, health, Health & Wellness, healthy living, life, lose weight, motivation, nutrition, parenting, self help, weight loss, women, women's health, women's issues | Tagged: , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

The Tao of Healthy Living and Weight Loss

Posted by Catherine Morgan on January 14, 2009

A few weeks ago I was flipping through the million channels on my TV trying to find just one thing worth watching (which isn’t an easy task).  Luckily I found Dr. Wayne Dyer on PBS.

I read my first book by Dr. Wayne Dyer (Real Magic) about twelve years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  So when I watched his seminar on PBS that was based on his latest book, of course I had to run out the next day and buy it.  This one is called Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life, and it’s his interpretation of the 81 verses of the Tao.

tao[The Tao Te Ching was written five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, and offers advice and guidance for living a balanced life.]

As I read, I came across aspects of this wisdom that are helpful in my quest for better health and weight loss.  So, even though I’m no philosopher (obviously), I thought I would share some verses that stood out for me.  They offer guidance for healthy living and even weight loss.  Here are three.

[Keep in mind that I am only pulling the parts of these verses that I find most relevant to good health, this is by no means a complete look at any of these verses.]

Verse 9Living HumilityTo keep on filling is not as good as stopping.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in awareness, body image, change, chronic illness, Coaching, daily life, dieting, empowerment, goals, health, Health & Wellness, healthy foods, healthy living, inspirational, life, lose weight, meditation, metaphysical, motivation, nutrition, opinion, Peace, Positive Thinking, self help, spirituality, success, thoughts, weight loss, women, women's health, women's issues | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 17 Comments »

Goal Setting Success

Posted by Catherine Morgan on January 8, 2009

This is the time of year that many of us are setting goals in hopes of achieving success with our New Year Resolutions. And setting realistic goals can be what makes or breaks a good resolution.

Have you set your goals yet?

There are many theories about how to set realistic and achievable goals. But it’s not always as cut and dry as all that.  As with everything in life, something that works for one of us may not work for all of us.

Here are some ideas that may help you find success.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in body image, Coaching, dieting, empowerment, goals, Happiness, health, Health & Wellness, healthy living, inspirational, life, lose weight, motivation, opinion, self help, success, weight loss, women, women's health, women's issues | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Goal Setting Success

BlogHer Health and Wellness Roundup

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 15, 2008

BlogHer

BlogHer Health & Wellness Blog Roundup — by Catherine Morgan (cross-posted at BlogHer)

Tonight I am surfing the BlogHer Health and Wellness Blogroll. So many great blogs, I wish I could tell you about every one…But you could always do a little surfing yourself.

So, in no particular order, here are eleven blogs that are new to me.

Delicious Wisdom

Delicious Wisdom was created by a person who wants to help you get processed food out of your diet. And,because it brings about such good things, keep it out of her own.

About Nicole…

Nicole deVries, HHC is a natural foods chef, non-practicing artist and certified Holistic Health Counselor. After eating this way–with the more than occasional cookie or Waffle House break–for over a decade, she’s figured out how to turn basically any unhealthy, processed food recipe into a whole food one. Follow along and you’ll be able to do it too.

Eat, Pray, Run

The title of this blog is inspired by the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Eat, Pray, Love is Gilbert’s story of how she found contentment during her journey across Italy, India and, Indonesia.

This blog is my first Elizabeth Gilbert-esque step toward discovering, and rediscovering, myself — someone who I seemed to have lost touch with a bit somewhere along the way. Join me in discussions about health and nutrition, inspiration, fitness and, of course, good food to eat!

Mirror Image – Healing The World From The Inside Out…

What’s wrong with the world is what’s wrong with me. That’s why “there are no accidents” and “everything happens for a reason.” Instead of judging external problems, it’s my job to see them as a reflection of the internal me, and act accordingly.

Family In Shape

Are you looking for new ways to get your family in shape? This blog is to inspire families, like yours, with ideas that will get you on the right path to a healthier lifestyle. I am a military spouse and busy mom of four and a Certified Group and Personal Fitness Trainer, but you can call me Spin Diva. Finding the time to exercise, energize and revitalize is not easy, but we can do it together. I am passionate about teaching others how to reach their fitness goals and bring the kids along with them.

Get on board and spin along with me. Turn your wheels my way again soon and see what new ideas are cycling through this site!

We Are One World Healing

To help individual heal their own immediate world first, this blog covers alternative health therapies, such as aromatherapy, chakra balancing, crystals, healing energy, reiki, wicca, etc; spiritual topics, inspirational healing stories and healing ‘how to’s.

Nicole’s Weight Watchers Journey

Join me as I get healthy, lose weight, overcome depression, nurture my family, open my mind and generally try to do my part to make the world a better place.

Weight 1 Day – Fabulous @ 50

Sharing my story of weight loss, and gain, and loss… as I work my way through a 200 lb weight loss on my way to becoming and fabulous at 50.

Taking Care of Ourselves – A Small Person;s Guide To Self Defense…

We can take care of ourselves. Self defense isn’t limited to those with the talent and fortitude for mastering the martial arts, nor is it the sole domain of certified “tough guys.” Anyone can learn the basic skills of self protection.

And while learning a few strikes or blocks can be useful, self defense rarely requires a fight. By paying attention and trusting their instincts, most people can protect themselves without punching someone out.

This blog challenges the myths that leave far too many people scared and helpless and provides information to those interested in practical self defense.

Non-Toxic Kids – Helping Your Kids Stay Safe, Healthy, and Smart…

Americans make the assumption that all products on our store shelves have been tested by someone, somewhere. Well, obviously in light of the recent recalls, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. We here at Non-Toxic kids are researching products, data and information that will help you make your consumer choices healthier for your kids, families, and our environment. From sippy cups and baby bottles, to baby carriers and sleepers, we will give you a summary of an issue or concern, product reviews and recommendations, and where to go for further information. From my family to yours, in good health.

The Body Chronic

Life, love and laughter with insulin resistance, PCOS, pelvic floor dysfunction and everything else my body cooks up. Daily inspiration and new insights.

Autismville

I’m the happily-married, forty-something, retired CPA/mom of one drama-queen/second-grader and a preschooler with autism. I write a blog for Parents.com about parenting a child with autism. The view here in Autismville is guaranteed to refocus your perspective in ways you never imagined. Stop by and take a peek.

Thanks for taking this stroll down the Health and Wellness Blogroll. Have a great weekend. 🙂

Posted in Blogroll, body image, Coaching, cooking, daily life, empowerment, goals, Happiness, Health & Wellness, metaphysical, nutrition, parenting, Positive Thinking, self help | 9 Comments »

Laura’s Twenty Five Days To Make A Difference

Posted by Catherine Morgan on December 3, 2007

lauraday2.jpg

A ten year old girl named Laura has started a blog for the purpose of making a difference, it’s called “Twenty Five Days To Make a Difference“.

Sometimes it takes a child to show adults the way, here are some of her wonderful ideas for making a difference.

You can read more about Laura’s project here.

*I also just came across a beautiful post by Jen Lemen in support of this young girl and her Twenty Five Days To Make a Difference.

Posted in awareness, blogging, change, Charity, children, daily life, empowerment, faith, family, goals, gratitude, life, opinion, parenting, success, thoughts | 8 Comments »

Four Steps Towards Living In The Moment

Posted by Catherine Morgan on September 23, 2007

Four Steps To Living In the Moment — by Catherine Morgan

First, be conscious of what you are thinking. Make a mental note whenever you find yourself focusing on something negative. Are there certain things that come up more than other things? Most likely, your negative feelings are based in something from your past, or something you fear in your future.

Second, write down on a piece of paper, some of the negative thoughts that are coming up more than others. Just try for two or three right now, you don’t want to be overwhelmed. If in a few days, you find that this exercise was helpful, then by all means, go back and work on a few more issues. Just take it slow, no rush, no pressure.

————— read the full post at my new blog . . . Catherine Blogs. (I hope you’ll check it out and let me know what you think.)

Posted in blogging, Coaching, daily life, empowerment, goals, Happiness, inspirational, motivation, Positive Thinking, success, women | 7 Comments »

Ripple Through All Your Tomorrows…

Posted by Catherine Morgan on July 26, 2007

Ripple through all your tomorrows…
When you toss a flat stone across the surface of the water, it has the potential to bounce and skip along quite a distance. Ripples emerge from the water. The energy reverberates and continues above and below the surface, much further than the eye can see.

Similarly, our basic choices are packets of energy that shape the evolution of our lives. Some people direct energy to seek opportunities and choose to proactively develop themselves. They understand the law of purposeful action can influence desirable consequences. Other people don’t see connections between what they do now and what occurs later. They don’t reflect or ask why they make choices. These people may disregard consequences…

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in blogging, Blogroll, Coaching, daily life, empowerment, goals, inspirational, life, motivation, self help, thoughts | 1 Comment »

A Step-By-Step Approach To Solving Problems and Fixing Behaviors

Posted by Catherine Morgan on July 22, 2007

Our first guest blogger for the week is John from Total Transformation Test, he’s done a great post…I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks John.

A Step-By-Step Approach To Solving Problems and Fixing Behaviors

If you’ve come here seeking quick fixes, simple solutions, or overnight change, I must regretfully inform you that I can’t offer any of those. However, if you are searching out honest suggestions on how individuals can reach their goals in life, I can offer you several.

I find that most of us understand a step-by-step approach to solving problems and fixing behaviors. Real world application becomes much easier for all of us when we have a clear road map- something we can refer back to when trying times come our way. So here is a deceptively simple three-step outline to aid you in following my post today.

1. Change Your Outlook
2. Gain Perspective
3. Create an Accountability Network

The name of this blog is “Be the Change,” and for my part, I intend to show you how to be the change by living the change. We all change, as change is a process that occurs from the day you are born until the day you die. The only difference between one person and the next is whether or not they choose to harness the power of change, confront the harmful choices in their past, and consciously work toward positive change in life.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in blogging, Blogroll, Coaching, daily life, empowerment, faith, goals, inspirational, motivation, Positive Thinking, success, weight loss | 2 Comments »

Is It Ever Too Late To Follow Your Dreams?

Posted by Catherine Morgan on July 6, 2007

IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO FOLLOW OUR DREAMS? — by Catherine Morgan

With the pressures of daily life, do any of us really have time to think about our dreams? Do we even know what our dreams are? Kids know what their dreams are, just ask them…What do you want to be when you grow up? It is always such and easy answer for them. But once we do grow up, then what? Is is too late for us?

What if we never realized, that we might have been forgetting to follow our dreams? Worse than that, what if we thought we were following our dreams, but it turned out that we were living a nightmare? Then what? Is it too late? Do we get a second chance at our dreams?

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in awareness, blogging, Coaching, daily life, dreams, empowerment, faith, goals, Happiness, inspirational, life, love, motivation, success, thoughts, women, writing | 13 Comments »

Dieting, Weight Loss, and Healthy Living. All kinds of links, for all kinds of dieting and nutritional needs.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on June 19, 2007

The image “https://i0.wp.com/www.lowcarbdietsnrecipes.com/frontpage.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. image from Low Carb Diets & Recipes

I didn’t lose any additional weight this week…but don’t worry, I didn’t gain any either. Not much to report this week so I thought I would do something a little different. Here are some links to articles with tips, inspiration, facts, and links to other dieting sites. Some you may have seen before, some you may not have. I’ll be back with next weeks “dieting update” as usual.

Until then, here are some great weight loss blogs for you to check out.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in blogging, BlogHer, Blogroll, cooking, dieting, food, goals, health, Health & Wellness, healthy foods, healthy living, inspirational, life, lose weight, medical, nutrition, Positive Thinking, weight loss, women, women's health | 5 Comments »

Dieting Update (week four) – Good News About Taco Bell.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on June 11, 2007

OK – Quick recap…Giving up sugar, and eating healthy food is my main goal. But, when I first started this plan I ran into a bit of a glitch.

I’m not really a fast-food person, but this week I fell into the fast-food trap. Actually, it was the Nacho Cheese Chalupa trap. (Truth be told – I fell into this trap twice this week.)

The image “https://i2.wp.com/www.weeklyreader.com/readandwriting/content/binary/chalupa.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

This is the story. (And you’ll see it was really not my fault at all, it was obviously all my daughters fault.) My daughter loves Taco Bell and I love Chalupas. My daughter wanted to go to Taco Bell, so we did. I ate a couple of Chalupas. Moral of the story – Don’t eat Chalupas when you are on a diet.

Since this “laps of the Chalupa”, I have been really good. Eating little to no sugar, increasing my fiber intake, and eating a lot of vegetables and healthy foods. I’m also doing good about not eating too close to bedtime.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in dieting, food, goals, health, healthy foods, lose weight, nutrition, weight loss | 5 Comments »

Update – A Plan To Take It Five Pounds At A Time (a diet)

Posted by Catherine Morgan on May 21, 2007

UPDATE – TAKING FIVE POUNDS AT A TIME (a diet) – by Catherine Morgan

As promised, this is my first weekly update on how I am doing on my “Taking Five Pounds at a Time” – Diet.

Well, it started off rough. My goal was to stop eating sugar (cookies, cake, candy, etc). When I do this, I find dieting much easier. Basically, I’m about 90% there – In the beginning of the week I had some ice-cream, and Saturday I had a couple gummie-bears. Otherwise, I am trying to eat more healthy foods…but at this point not limiting the quantity of healthy food. I need to get over my “no sugar” hump before I start depriving myself of other calories.

A few of the things I have been doing is; eating oatmeal at least once a day, drinking plenty of water and green tea, eating more vegetables, and not eating before I go to bed. I also got some great tips from a fellow cyber-dieter that I would like to share…

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in dieting, goals | 4 Comments »

Dieting — A Plan To Take It Five Pounds At A Time

Posted by Catherine Morgan on May 14, 2007

The image “https://i1.wp.com/www.oopshi.com/images/dieting-slimming.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. image from Oopshi

After being sick for several weeks with my asthma, I found (as I aways do), that I have gained some weight. Since I was already somewhat higher than what my “ideal” weight is, the extra pounds are really bothering me. I also have a big BlogHer Conference coming up in July, and I really want to try to look (and feel) my best. I usually don’t like to “diet”. Usually I like to just change my eating habits and the weight loss simply follows…and this is usually all I need to do to be successful.

But, since I am blogging anyway, I thought I might have more success if I did as I have seen other bloggers do. Many put their diet goals on their blog, and keep readers updated on their progress. From what I have seen, this strategy seems to work well. I am especially impressed with my online friend “TotalTransformation“, and today when I checked out his site I found something very interesting. It’s a weight loss “ticker”, that can be put on your blog to keep track of your progress. Just what I need.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in dieting, goals, Health & Wellness, healthy foods, healthy living, nutrition | 14 Comments »

FIVE STEPS TO FORGIVENESS

Posted by Catherine Morgan on May 11, 2007

This is a post that I did when I first began writing and blogging. Aside from my Fettuccine Alfredo recipe, this post on Forgiveness is my most read post. I think it is an important topic, and that is why I decided to re-post it…I’m also adding a few UPDATES at the end. I hope you like it.

bird2by © cloud9999

FIVE STEPS TO FORGIVENESS — by Catherine Morgan

When we are angry at people in are life. When we aren’t talking to people in our life. When we hate people in our life. When we are doing these things, we are weakening ourselves, we are hurting ourselves, we are hating ourselves. That is because, when we don’t forgive, we are allowing our heart to be weighed down with negativity. But, we already know that. So why do we do it? Why don’t we forgive?

My theory is; that we really don’t know how to forgive. I mean, saying you “forgive” someone, isn’t really “forgiving” them, is it? What if there were actually steps you could take to forgive? Kind of a “12 step” program for forgiveness, only with less steps. See if this works for you. Because, when you forgive someone, you are pushing anger out of your heart and making more room for love to get in, and love is what really matters.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Coaching, empowerment, forgiveness, goals, Happiness, inspirational, love, Positive Thinking, self help | 8 Comments »

Three Steps To Create Peace And Love In Your Life

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 10, 2007

Peace Dove Silk Tallit
picture by © silkmom

HOW WE CAN CREATE PEACE AND LOVE IN OUR LIVES – BY LETTING GO OF ANGER AND HATE – by Catherine Morgan

If we wish peace for ourselves, me must first wish peace for others. How do we do that? I think a good place to start is to take “hate” out of our thoughts and mind. It’s easy to say you’re not a hater, but to truly live a life without hating is not that easy. Here are a few suggestions….

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Coaching, empowerment, forgiveness, goals, Happiness, inspirational, love | 11 Comments »

CAN YOU MAKE A DONATION TO Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome RESEARCH? Learn More Here.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 4, 2007

I found a site today at The CFIDS Association of America, that enables anyone to make a fund raising page for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. So, I went ahead and made one. If you would like to see it or donate, click here.

Join me in my efforts to support the CFIDS Association of America!

If you are able to donate, thank you very much. If you are unable to donate at this time (as I am)…..please consider sending this post to any friends or family that you think may be able to. Thank you very much.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in goals, YouTube | 3 Comments »

What Is The Value Of You?

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 4, 2007

https://i0.wp.com/www.thebushiad.com/littlebear/images/who_are_you.jpg

 

We know what the value of our material possessions are. But, how much do we value ourselves? How much do we really know ourselves?

 

Posted in empowerment, faith, family, forgiveness, goals, gratitude | 2 Comments »

Go Confidently In The Direction Of Your Dreams, Without Fear.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 28, 2007

 

“Go Confidently In The Direction Of Your Dreams” — Henry David Thoreau

 

Two flying swans

picture by © rjktlm

 

IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO FOLLOW OUR DREAMS? — by Catherine Morgan

With the pressures of daily life, do any of us really have time to think about our dreams? Do we even know what our dreams are? Kids know what their dreams are, just ask them…What do you want to be when you grow up? It is always such and easy answer for them. But once we do grow up, then what? Is is too late for us?

What if we never realized, that we might have been forgetting to follow our dreams? Worse than that, what if we thought we were following our dreams, but it turned out that we were living a nightmare? Then what? Is it too late? Do we get a second chance at our dreams?

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Coaching, dreams, empowerment, goals, motivation, Positive Thinking, success, thoughts | 7 Comments »

What Are Life’s Greatest Lessons? Could It Be Our Failures Teach Us More Than Our Successes?

Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 19, 2007

Eagle in a Crimea sky
picture by © davidghallowell

WHAT ARE LIFE’S GREATEST LESSONS? — by Catherine Morgan

When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves” — Katherine Mansfield

What I think this quote is saying, is that the importance of failures in our lives, will only be revealed to us, once we stop looking at them as failures. What we learn from our so-called “failures”, are usually the greatest lessons in our lives, and we need to open our eyes so we can see that.

It may even be that life lessons learned through what we perceive as our failures, are greater lessons than what we learn from our successes. Most success comes from letting go of our fear of failure, and being willing to take some risks. People who are successful in their lives, are not people who have never failed. They are people who have learned from their mistakes, and pushed ahead past their fears, to get to their successes.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in dreams, empowerment, goals, success | 5 Comments »

 
%d bloggers like this: