We all know that making time for self-care and personal development is hard while raising a family that has many needs.  However, it is impossible to put our best foot forward without doing the inner, personal work to be at our best. Finding, cultivating, and committing to our best self is critical to experience all life has to offer. This is not light and fluffy work - it takes grit to look inside and bring our authentic nature to the surface.  But what we find is absolutely worth it. Let's dive into the ways we can carve out our best self!

Better Body Image
March 04, 2019
As parents, we worry how to prevent our children from succumbing to the pressure to look a certain way.  Because there is indeed pressure.  We also might wonder where the line between negative body ... Continue Reading
A Grateful Heart
December 04, 2018
With so many ways to go after a dream, it’s easy to focus on the traits that can be seen. Hard work, dedication, and building physical strength can be watched and tracked. However, more subtle trait... Continue Reading
Just Do the Next Right Thing
October 28, 2018
Wash dishes.  Sweep the floor.  It is not fun, but the work teaches us.  Doing the work with commitment transforms us.  If we can just do the next right thing - the thing that needs to be done at ... Continue Reading
Surviving to Thriving
August 19, 2018
We all experience struggle or hardship – loss, divorce, trauma, disease, war.  Sometimes the struggles are smaller like getting cut from the team or strain on a friendship.  Our struggles great an... Continue Reading
Plan for Success
By Jake
August 12, 2018
Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone about their day, a common answer is “it was a long day”. “Long” is usually code for feeling beat down. Instead of the grind, let's plan for succ... Continue Reading
When Life Shifts
By Jake
July 22, 2018
The saying is "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade."  So much easier said than done.  When lift shifts in a major way, it can rock the boat in a way that makes us unsure whether or not we will... Continue Reading
One Change That Changed Everything
By Jake
July 22, 2018
Phase 2 - I have to make a change My 32nd birthday came and I had been out of hockey for 4 years. There I was celebrating with my family and feeling disgusted with myself. I was thinking, “why do t... Continue Reading
Self-Mastery Happens One Day at a Time
By Jake
July 22, 2018
Phase 3 – Focused on the present What I have learned in the last 6 years is that the only thing that I need to focus on is now, today. Each moment is a chance to make the right choice, move one ste... Continue Reading
Real Men are Defenders
June 24, 2018
As I write this, it is Memorial Day here in the United States. A time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice so many military families have made. It's a fitting time to end this series on masculinity by... Continue Reading