Archives for December 2014

Finding Happiness in Creating A Magical Year

With only two days left in 2014, I’ve been working on my goals and visions for the New Year. As part of this process, I always reflect back on the year before. Next year, I intend once again to find happiness in creating a magical year. And that was the case this past year. It […]

When Your Dream Is Too Small ƒ

It’s the end of another year spent dreaming. As I reflect back upon this past year, one thought seems to cry out to me from my dreaming soul and that is the realization that I have been dreaming too small.  For that matter, most of us, are probably dreaming too small. Without a doubt, there […]

Year in Review 2014: Look Back at Your Fitness Achievements

If you are like most fitness dreamers we tend to forget to celebrate our achievements. As we stare down another year ending, this is a perfect time to take a second and pat yourself on the back for everything you’ve done. The last few months I’ve been pretty down on myself. My own fitness dream […]

For People Who Want to Live the World Travel Dream But Can’t Get Started

I’ve been bouncing around the world for the past 17 years, in the process travelling in over 49 countries (yes I’m counting)! This has been a mix of long term travel and ex-pat living since I left New Zealand to live in London at the age of 25. I told my family at the time […]

My New Children’s Story (video)

The Vase In today’s post, I would like to share with you my newest children’s story – in the hopes that it is exactly what you  needed to hear.   Kelly Swanson You. Your Story. Make an Impact.

Finding Happiness in a Tropical Christmas

This is the fourth year in a row that I have enjoyed a “tropical Christmas” with family, here on the Southern Gulf Coast of Florida. This is the time of year when I am all about finding happiness through time at the beach, pool and other outdoor adventures. It has been seventy-five degrees and sunny […]

How I Lost 100 Pounds Using 2 Items

In the beginning of my get healthy dream … It was January 1, 2011 and I was at an all time high. On the scale, that is. As we move closer to the new year, I want to say that I don’t believe there is just one catalyzing event or moment that makes you take […]

Winter Solstice Celebration: What Will You Do with 1 Minute More?

Winter solstice begins at 6:03 p.m. Eastern time for you sun worshipers out there in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the time of the year when the sun reaches its most southerly degree from the equator. Winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Winter solstice occurs for the Northern Hemisphere […]

Enjoy Winter Solstice with Evergreen Travel Dreams

In the Northern hemisphere, today marks the shortest day and longest night of the year, the twenty four hours that is known as the Winter solstice. Winter holiday celebrations have part of their roots in the winter solstice, as a way to brighten up the darkest season. Evergreens have long been considered a symbol of […]