When you think of class do picture black and white movies, women like Katherine Hepburn wearing a starched dress with a matching heels and purse topped with a beautiful up-do and tasteful makeup look? Do you picture a suave Cary Grant in a suit and tie with his hair slicked back and highly polished black… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Let’s Talk About Class
Let's talk about the art of disagreeing. It seems in this day and age people are far more likely to become offended by others and what they do or say or simply imply. I was scrolling through social media today and I came across several instances that truly highlighted what this blog post is all… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Let’s Disagree Well
Hello again. I am so excited for this season, Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is coming up and then to Christmas! I love this time of year and thoroughly enjoy all the things that go along with it. There are 30 days in this fine month of November and what a fantastic time to be thankful… Continue reading Moxie Monday: November’s 30 Days of Thankfulness
What is your one year, five year or ten year plan? Many times when I ask someone one of these questions the only answer that I receive is a confused, blank stare. What is a one year plan? Why would I want one? What is it needed for? I am going to share some of… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Your ______ Year Plan
Would you want your kid to be dating or married to the exact person you are with? If the answer is no or if there is hesitation, why are you with that very same person? Be with someone that champions you, someone that supports, encourages and believes in you. You don't need to go out… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Who Are You With?
It is easy to get bogged down by our day to day lives. We work, study, clean, cook, eat, exercise, see family or friends, shop and go to sleep. Our lives can become so routine that we forget to take the time to have a good laugh. Laughter heals broken hearts, it soothes our pain… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Laughter Is The Best Medicine
This topic is similar to my last post about rest. Rest is a the first step to recharging. I see them as two separate things but they pair amazingly together. We cannot recharge without rest but we do have to start resting before we can fully recharge. Like electronics, sometimes we run out of energy… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Recharge
It cannot be stressed enough, rest is highly important in life. I would say that the last year has been one of learning for me in the area of rest. I have always thought that rest was for people that were sick or that it was a weakness. Rest actually gives us strength and I… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Rest
Many times we confuse happiness with joy. I never even noticed that they were two different things. I used the descriptive words interchangeably. If you have thought the way that I used to please consider this new way of thinking. Happiness can be fleeting and joy is sustainable. Happiness is like buying a new computer.… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Happiness Versus Joy
You know what is better than doing something nice for yourself, doing something incredible for another. If you want to understand pure and long lasting joy, do an amazing act of kindness for another human being. In the past I have purchased nice things for myself and it felt great. The happiness that I experienced… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Do For Others
Just because something doesn't go well doesn't mean your whole day is ruined. As I explained in my previous blog post, sometimes we plan things out perfectly and yet still things can go wrong. We planned a day of cutting wood for winter and both of our chainsaws stopped working. I had a job interview… Continue reading Moxie Monday:One Moment Doesn’t Equate To Your Whole Day.
Sometimes life throws us some strange curveballs. Have you ever gone on a trip and nothing seems to go right? Go to a job interview feeling stellar and find out you didn't get it? Try to get a project done only to find that it can't be finished because you are missing one part? There… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Why Didn’t It Work Out?
As I am writing out this post I am enjoying being back at my home after a month in Canada and Alaska. I am in a great mood but just a little worn out from our trip. When my mood is high or low I always have a few tips and tricks to boost my… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Boost Your Mood
Last month I had a really good week that was full of healthy decisions. I kept busy, got things done and made sure to do things that benefited me and others at the same time. Monday: Golf Day. I played 9 holes for the first time ever. I had a blast with my husband and… Continue reading Moxie Monday: A Week Of Health
Most of my life I was taught to care for others and to love people, though that is a good way to live you must first take good care of yourself. We are not taught to steward ourselves well but it is crucial that we do so in order to live a full and abundant… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Care For Yourself
You might be asking yourself why on earth is Mallory posting about a cheat day? I am sharing this post because I want to be as real with you in my blogs as I am in my day to day life. I don't know how but I was blessed a life without a sweet tooth.… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Sweet Day Cheat Day
The two most important things in my life are being happy and healthy. Those two things cover all the good in this world. We are in a healthy mindset, body and are able to be fully happy because of it. Instead of just using the phrase be happy and healthy let me explain what that… Continue reading Moxie Monday: My Happy And Healthy
Happy 4th of July. I know this is now the 8th but as I celebrated this Independence Day on Wednesday I took time to reflect on the things that I usually take for granted. I made a conscious effort to be thankful for several of my everyday liberties. I am amazed at my country, we… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Independence Day
Today as I sit down to write this blog post I have my living room full of family members and four generations engaging in great conversation and cups full of coffee. I just finished processing payroll for one of our businesses and had a crazy few busy days that have left me feeling tired and… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Enjoy Your Day
Somedays we wake up with passion, purpose and drive. There are also days that you wake up and everything feels like a struggle. On those days you feel the struggle try out these few tips to boost your mood, energy and reawaken your passion. Watch a motivational video on youtube. Check out Les Brown, Tony… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Self Motivation
Let's talk about social media today. I have noticed a theme going around Facebook lately and it is called "negativity". If you know me at all you will know I do not dwell in negative thinking, I do not pity myself, I want to help others but I will not allow them to drag me… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Delete The Negative
Thankfulness, gratitude and living a blessed life are all things that I talk about often on my blog. These are things that keep me going, they change my outlook on life and they are reasons that I am here today. Life can get a little complicated at times and even trying. When those days come… Continue reading Moxie Monday: The Constant Blessings
Many of us want to make the most out of our time each day. We want to accomplish goals, get work done and have time left over to enjoy our day. Unfortunately life isn't always picture perfect and we sometimes have to scramble at the end of the day just to make sure we have… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Downsize Your Time Wasters
Every person needs boundaries in their life. We need to figure out what we will and won't allow in relationships with others. Having boundaries establishes limits for others around us and it creates a healthy lifestyle. It is imperative that we create solid boundaries in our relationships. How are others allowed to treat you? What… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Relationship Boundaries
What do you spend your money on? What do you believe in? Did you know that you can those things up with one another? I have tried over the last 3 years to put my money in the things that I care about and with drawling it from the things that do not line up… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Support What You Believe In
There are times in our lives that people will test you, try you and may even cause you to question yourself. You must fall back on your character. Who are you really? What are your true intentions? How are you feeling? What is it that the other person is trying to accomplish by their actions?… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Your Character Is Bigger Than The Opinions Of Others.
What do you focus your time and energy on? Are you working on your own business, are you learning a new language, are you working on running a marathon? Those are all awesome, healthy and growth inducing choices to invest yourself in. We can all make time for the things that are truly important to… Continue reading Moxie Monday: No Time To Complain
I blog about things that come to my mind or situations that I have worked through in my life personally. We can only teach what we know therefore I like to talk about personal experiences and my struggles and successes hoping that they teach, inspire or help in some way. I am curious though, is… Continue reading Blog Topics?
How can any of us truly go through life without fully understanding who we are first? For us to understand the dynamics of ourselves and how we interact with others we must first get to know the many different aspects that make us up. We are so unique and different from one another that even… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Learn About Yourself
I want to challenge you and myself to try 3 new things in the next few months. Trying new things gives us life excitment, joy, adventure and even if it doesn’t go well we have a unique memory or a good learning experience. One things is certain, if you don’t try you will never know.… Continue reading Moxie Monday:Try 3 Things
High Pain Tolerance: I have undergone several surgeries and a few physical injuries over the years. Back surgery, ovarian cyst surgery, dental surgeries just to name a few. I have broken bones in my hands, foot, ribs. I've taken numerous tumbles mountain biking, playing hockey and other sports, dislocated my shoulder on a few painful… Continue reading Moxie Monday: 10 Things About Me
Let me first start by saying Happy St. Patrick's Day! We all celebrate different holidays for different reasons. Being Irish I love St. Patrick's Day, mind you I don't actually go out or do anything special but I like watching John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in "The Quiet Man." I don't feel that I need… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Be Proud Of You
We can each think of at least one person that has more than we do. I have many people in my life that have more cars, houses, clothes, money, etc. There are lots of people out in this world that have much less than you or I and are thankful to have it. It is… Continue reading Moxie Monday: You Have Enough
We all have lists of things that we need to do each day, we have things that we must remember on a monthly routine and then there are those pesky random things that we just hope and pray we remember to do because it is outside of our normal tasks. I am going to share… Continue reading Moxie Monday: How I Get It Done
What are you looking for? Are you chasing happiness? Are you looking for a good job? Are you wanting good friendships? Are you looking for evidence that supports your beliefs? Are you looking to acquire a new skill? We are all passionate about something in life. We are on a continuous journey towards accomplishments, success… Continue reading Moxie Monday: You Will Find What You Seek
The last month I have been dealing with Influenza A and it has been a real pain. My husband and I passed it to each other and let me tell you it can be exhausting to deal with. The biggest nuisance is just feeling weak from it. I have a very active lifestyle and it… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Productivity And Sickness
Do you know what is better than money, cars, relationships, dessert, shopping, real estate, and status just for status' sake? Joy! When you do things are you constantly asking yourself questions before you begin? Will this make me money? Does this serve a purpose that needs to be filled? What does this do for my… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Where Is Your Joy?
Today as I sipped coffee with a friend, we talked about how important it is to be the best version of yourself. We talked about the correlation between presenting yourself with high standards at all times and how that creates an environment to be your very best. I am sure we have all had that… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Always Your Best
It's the simple things in life that bring me the most joy. Life can be as simple or as complex as we make it. I prefer the simple life filled with extraordinary experiences. Possessions have very little meaning to me except for the the select few trinkets from loved family members or dear friends. I… Continue reading Moxie Monday: What Matters To You?
Everyday we wake up with a choice, do we want to stay the same or do we want to improve ourselves. Surprisingly is doesn't take much time or effort to improve ourselves, it can be as easy as putting a little extra work into our appearance for the day or as simple as drinking one… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Improve Yourself
Before there is any confusion I am talking about animal adoption. As a dog lover myself, I have owned pure breeds, mutts, specially bred dogs as well as adopted dogs that had no information about them. I currently own two wonderful dogs at this time. Nike is almost 3 years old and he is a… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Adoption
It would be fair to say that each of us wake up in the morning wanting something extraordinary to happen. Unfortunately we don't live in an action packed adventure movie. Anything extraordinary in life takes hard work, dedication, drive, bravery and timing. I can say that each of us also want to be happy, healthy and… Continue reading Moxie Monday : Purpose
Hello Everyone. It is so good to back on here. I spent the summer working and then a few months in our businesses around the clock. Things are running smooth now. My husband and I took a motorcycle trip across the United States again last month (a blog post will be dedicated solely to that… Continue reading Notice The Progress You Make
So many things have happened over the last few months and I feel that I have come to a point where the new ventures are now part of my norm. My husband and I opened a new business which is ATV rentals, that we have had to break in on more than one occasion. I… Continue reading Life Update and Self Understanding
Before I go into a conversation about what I have done to calm my own anxiety I want to explain some of the signs of anxiety. There are many more than what I will write about and everyone is different so what I have done to help myself in the past may be beneficial or… Continue reading Top 10 Tips For Anxiety
The other day I popped onto social media and saw that the first three posts from people were negative or absolutely pointless. I don't mind a funny cat video or a political meme here and there but I can't stand when others are posting simply for attention, pity or to air their tales of woe.… Continue reading Is It Too Much?
Have you heard the term, "beach body ready" or "summer body"? I have seen billboards that have those stated as questions. "Is your body ready for summer" or "do you have your beach body"? You know what phrase comes to mind when I see or hear these statements or questions? Bull#@^&! Many people change their,… Continue reading Myth of the “Beach or Summer Body”
Do you ever have those days where things just feel rough? I had one of those days last week. It seems that during our hard times or vulnerable moments we are more likely to bump into even more unpleasant things, let me explain. I was driving to the bank last week, mind you where I… Continue reading Tried & Tested
Life has gotten busy over the last few months. I have been working in our businesses, completing projects, working on a rental house, traveling and in the midst of it all still trying my best to keep a routine. I have absolutely failed at keeping any kind of routine lately. As I am typing this… Continue reading Moxie Monday: Everyday Routine