One woman's quest to improve her health and have some adventures along the way
Author: Maggie Olson
I'm an advocate of finding adventure in everyday life. I am passionate about personal development and small business consulting. I run workshops that teach people about the power of their words. I am a writer, blogger, and photographer. At my website wellness adventuring.com I provide inspiration and compassion.
If you can’t fly, then run if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. -Martin Luther King Jr. I’m having such a hard time accepting that I need to go a little slower this week, and ask a little less of […]
It’s no secret that I love mantras. I find it really satisfying to come up with the right one in the morning to act as a touchstone for the rest of my day.
It’s sometimes challenging to come up with them myself, so I thought this would be a good time to post some tips for writing your own, along with some of my favorites quotes for days when you’re feeling stuck. Read More »
Spoiler alert: this is going to be a difficult (and busy!) week for me. I actually plan to use this as a mantra for the week. I’ve found this quote very accurate; the past, oh, three years have been difficult in so many ways for me, but they have transformed my life for the […]
One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. -William Feather
If I had to choose one word to describe myself, it would be adventurous. No surprise there. Not just because I have a lot of travel plans, either.
For those of you who are newer around here (hi!)- when I decided to start the monumental task of improving my life, from the very beginning I decided I would make it my own adventure. I was going to make these drasticlifestylechanges, but it was going to be fun!
I credit that attitude with the speed at which I’ve been able to transform myself from the inside out, but I thought it would be fun to bring some more literal types of adventure to the blog.
So I’m trying out an experiment: Everyday Adventures. Hopefully two Fridays a month I’ll be posting photos from an actual adventure I had out in the world. Let’s see what happens!
Have you noticed an increase in your stress levels lately? I feel like everyone I talk to lately (myself included, yes, I talk to myself) has been under extra stress lately. I know, I know, Mercury is in Retrograde, so most of our lives have turned into 3-ring circuses with too many monkeys.
This was supposed to be a post advocating for meditation during stressful times like these. It was just a real slog to write. I absolutely believe in the one two punch of meditation and exercise to beat stress. Good stuff!
But you know what? Sometimes the only cure for high stress is having a little bit of fun. Life’s too short to be serious all the time.
So for my fun for the day, I’m going to sing and dance my heart out to my current favorite song. We’re talking total abandon, good thing nobody’s watching, all in. Take that, Mercury Retrograde!
What about you? How do you want to have a bit of fun today?
There’s just something about Mondays, right? I like to think they can set the tone for the rest of the week, so I’m introducing a new category for the blog- Monday Motivation!
First thing on Monday morning I’ll post something I find motivating with a sentence or two about how I plan to act on it. I really hope some of you will join in in the comments with your own ideas. Let’s start our weeks off on the awesome foot!
Today I’m going to add extra time to my self-care activities: 5 minutes to meditation, 10 minutes to yoga, and 30 minutes to reading.
Hey Everybody! I’ve had so much fun increasing my writing this last month. Watching the views, likes, and follows grow, and hearing from new people has been a true joy. Yesterday I decided to write a poem before working on a blog post. Guess what happened? I wrote a new poem! I realized that I’ve been […]
My plan to stay motivated is working so far. I got up and did my week 11 day 2 run at 6:30 this morning. Right from the start, this was a very different beast from Sunday’s run. There was more wind for one thing, and I got slowed down in multiple places trying to cross busy […]
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. -Arthur Ashe I had a simple running goal for this year: I wanted to run an 8K before Eternal Winter returned. Imagine my surprise when that turned out to be pretty easy for me. Well, maybe not easy, but I got […]