Answers often come from unusual places.

The search for meaning lies within yourself.

“What is your life’s purpose?”

Your chest tightens, stomach twists, and head drops down towards your chest…you don’t have the answer to this question.

You and me both, sister.

At times the purpose search looks as though there is no end in sight. Every…

Slowing down is actually a faster way to succeed, and enjoy life while doing it.

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Time is the most valuable currency we have on this earth. And yet, I find myself focused on rushing through it.

“How quickly can I get this done?” I think while I’m at work.

“How fast can I recover?” I think when I’m sitting in physical therapy nursing some tendonitis.

Your lost feeling can be a guide to your future.

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It’s natural to want to know where you’re going in life. It feels good to have a clear trajectory for where you are heading.

So when you feel lost, it isn’t as glamorous as Julia Roberts makes it look in Eat, Pray, Love. It’s uncomfortable. …

It’s time to treat your brain like the muscle it actually is.

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What if athletes approached mental health the same way we approached physical health?

This was a question, Alexi Pappas, an Olympic runner, recently shared that really got me thinking.

When it comes to competition, athletes go above and beyond to prepare. You strengthen your muscles, you improve your cardiovascular capacity…

Comparing isn’t always your enemy.

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“I’ll never be able to do this,” a new friend recently said when we went skateboarding together. She had just picked up the sport and was struggling to balance on the board, “you make it look so easy.”

I zoomed around and met back up with her, I completely understood…

Never scramble to decide again.

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“Welcome to class, we’ll begin in child pose,” the Yoga instructor said through the screen, “take a deep breath in, exhale, and begin to settle into an intention for class.”

Suddenly your mind runs wild…what’s coming up? What should I focus on? my hips are tight, does that mean I…

Trade-offs are worth more than I ever thought.

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What are you willing to give up to get what you’ve always wanted?

In sports, you must be willing to constantly sacrifice. You turn down holiday party invites to train through “hell week”, you sacrifice vacations to compete in a game, you forgo college parties to hit practice at 6:30…

The reality of Post-Competition Depression

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The alarm would go off at 5:40 am.

I'd roll out of bed, put on my swimsuit, and drag my UGG boots across campus to jump into a steaming pool with 30 other girls.

Training. School. Rehab. Training. Weights. School.

That was life as I knew it. …

Turn the mundane into the imaginary.

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When you were a little kid, you’ de rush out of the schoolroom doors..run home, and be ready to play.

Sometimes this would be make-believe games with dolls or imaginary friends, sometimes it would be building something like a lego set that your dog would eventually step on, or perhaps…

Its Time To Decide If You Are Indecisive

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Would you like regular, soy, oat, lactose-free, or almond milk?

How would you like your nails, round or square?

Are you going to marry Brian or…?

Did you know that every day you make an average of 35,000 decisions?

That is nearly 1,500 decisions every hour. Clearly, our days are…

Kirsten Trammell

Sharing inspiring stories of change so that people find freedom in their lives. blog: kirstentrammell.com

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