Howdy! The new year is starting to shift into full gear and I had a surprise personal growth lesson pretty much right out of the gate! I'll be writing a PGG about it soon, but if you want a sneak peak check out my Instagram ;) Also, wanted to let you know I'll be participating in crowdfunding campaign that goes from January 15 - February 15, so I hope I can count on your support and patience as I promote it - again, a big personal growth push for me! And lastly, thanks to those of you who gave a thumbs up on this new PGG newsletter design - remember it's a work in progress, so I ask for your continued patience and feedback, and please feel free to let me know y our two cents about any and all that I'm doing :) Big hug, Kristina
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Discipline is Not a Dirty Word
(Originally published on February 2010 )

Whether it makes you think of Catholic school nuns, dog training, or your struggle with diet and exercise, discipline – of the mind and body - is what we are certainly witnessing when we watch the Winter Olympics. Any form of excellence requires it, and these amazing athletes show what can happen when you are singularly focused on and dedicated to a particular goal.

I admit that for most of my life, I associated the word with limitation - something negative, bad or oppressive. Over the past several years I have learned that instead, discipline is a positive attitude and approach that can actually be quite liberating. When used in the right way, it is an extreme act of self-love.

For example, realizing that I needed to stop working 24/7 and make time for activities that are fun, pleasurable and social is something I am now very conscious about. I even include going to the gym in that category! It has become a discipline of mine that has made my life a lot less stressful and much more enjoyable.

As they say, "One man’s pleasure is another man’s pain" – and I say what you may consider a pain for yourself, can often turn into a pleasure once you discipline yourself in that area and reap the benefits!

Discipline means you care so deeply about yourself that you want to improve or create balance wherever you need it.  No matter what goals you are working toward, you are doing something every day to make yourself the best you can be.

But sometimes we can’t do it alone. Like those Olympic athletes, who are able to stay on that razor-edge track with the help of their coaches, think of me as one of them, guiding and supporting you to a personal Gold Medal in whatever area of life you choose!

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