Tuesday Talk – Comfort Zones

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life.

This week we’re talking about Comfort Zones and why we feel it’s so important to break out of them. This Airstream journey has led us to break out of our norm A LOT and try new things, reach for new goals, and stretch our abilities. We highly recommend it…though sometimes relaxing in your comfort zone is a good thing too.

What do you think? What are the comfort zones that you want to stretch a bit or break out of entirely?

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Tuesday Talk – Health & Fitness on the Road

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life.

This week we’re talking about two very important subjects to us. Health & Fitness. We take our health very seriously and have good health & fitness routines setup in our stationary lives…but how is that going to change on the road? Hear what we think in this video.

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Tuesday Talk – Being Grateful & Mindful While Living our Airstream Life

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life.

This week, in honor of celebrating Thanksgiving here in the US, we’re discussing what we’re grateful for while living our Airstream Life. We talk about being more mindful in our simple tiny surroundings and some of our favorite things about living full time in our Airstream. We also discuss how grateful we are for you guys! Our journey would not be as rewarding if we weren’t sharing it with you.

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Saturday Share: Getting Stuck in the Negative (and how to get Unstuck)

Every Saturday I would like to share with you a video I find inspirational. There are so many amazing, enriching resources out there. Hopefully these videos will bring you joy and inspiration!

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to get upset and stay upset about something that goes wrong, but yet you quickly loose the positive high you get when something goes right? Why is that. Alison Ledgerwood decided to find out and shares her findings in this TedTalk. The takeaway is that it IS harder for us to shift from bad to good. We have to actually work harder to see the upside of things. But Alison provides some great ideas on how to train your mind to look for the good instead of the bad and make that transition easier. This is one of the major reasons I try to stay positive on the blog. Negativity begets negativity. So let’s all be positive!

What do you think? How full is that glass to you?

If you have a favorite inspirational YouTube video, I’d love to see it! Contact me at courtney@astreaminlife.com or comment below.

Saturday Share: The Most Important Lesson Learned from 83,000 Brain Scans

Every Saturday I would like to share with you a video I find inspirational. There are so many amazing, enriching resources out there. Hopefully these videos will bring you joy and inspiration!

This week’s video is a little bit different. Normally I feature videos which inspire us to take action in our own lives. Today’s video is more ‘food for thought’. It’s amazing how many people want to keep things as they are and don’t like the idea of merging science with more behavioral fields. Dr. Daniel Amen explains why it is so important to merge technology with practice and to keep an open mind about what is possible. I don’t know more about this research than what is in this video but the idea of it is fascinating. We know so very little about how the brain works. If there is an ability to change the brain in times of trauma or problems I think we should definitely be researching it. Given the number of brain issues that arise in today’s society I think this research is important and possibly vital to our health in the future.

What do you think? Had you heard anything about brain scans and reversing brain problems before now? Any thoughts?

If you have a favorite inspirational YouTube video, I’d love to see it! Contact me at courtney@astreaminlife.com or comment below.

A Time of Rest

Those of you who regularly read this blog (and to all of you THANK YOU) may have noticed an interrupt in regularly scheduled programming the last two weeks. I normally try to keep a schedule of Vlog on Monday, Blog Post on Tuesday, Blog Post + Youtube video on Thursday, and a Saturday Share. I like this schedule and think it is maintainable, especially once I stop working full time next year. I had grand plans for keeping to this schedule over our vacation on the coast of Mexico last week. I should have known better. When we got to the house and realized our WIFI was spotty at best the plans changed and in all honesty for the better.Continue Reading

Saturday Share: Programming Your Mind for Success

Every Saturday I would like to share with you a video I find inspirational. There are so many amazing, enriching resources out there. Hopefully these videos will bring you joy and inspiration!

Is your mind holding you back? Do you have big awesome ideas that you shut down for any number of reasons? Carrie Green was a successful entrepreneur who was absolutely miserable. It took her a while to realize that she was doing it to herself. She was making herself miserable through negative self talk and focusing on her problems. Her mind was holding her back. Once she decided to stop allowing her mind to hold her back she blossomed. By being mindful of her thoughts she was able to stop the negative self talk and instead visualize her dreams so clearly that it became essential to make them happen. While some might find this talk idealistic since she doesn’t go into any specific details about how she made her dreams come true, we can learn from her overall message. Often the only one holding us back from achieving the crazy big things we aspire to, is ourselves.

What do you think? Do you struggle with negative thoughts and self-talk? Can you see value in programming your mind for success by visualizing what you want to achieve?

If you have a favorite inspirational YouTube video, I’d love to see it! Contact me at courtney@astreaminlife.com or comment below.

Saturday Share: The Psychology of Self-Motivation

Every Saturday I would like to share with you a video I find inspirational. There are so many amazing, enriching resources out there. Hopefully these videos will bring you joy and inspiration!

Have you ever tried to self-motivate yourself or wondered why you are not already self-motivated? Are you in a job or a role where you are trying to empower others to be self-motivated? In this talk Scott Geller explains how to tell if someone is self-motivated and how to encourage it. He explains that someone is self-motivated or empowered if they answer the following three questions with ‘Yeses’. Can you do it? Will it work? Is it worth it? Listen to find out the 4 ‘C’ words Geller thinks are critical to empowering others. Personally I can use those 3 questions to figure out where my self-motivation is lacking and decide what to do about it. It’s helped in motivating me in my morning writing so I think it’s a success!

What do you think? Can you use this method/theory to motivate yourself? What about others?

If you have a favorite inspirational YouTube video, I’d love to see it! Contact me at courtney@astreaminlife.com or comment below.

Setting Myself Up to Succeed

We all want to succeed. We don’t purposefully set ourselves up to fail but subconsciously that is exactly what we do. With the best intentions in the world we let ourselves procrastinate, forget, and prioritize other things over our goal. We set ourselves up for failure. I am sick and tired of doing this to myself. My Big Ideas almost always stay just that…ideas, because I don’t put in the time and EFFORT to make them a reality. I decided this time would be different. This time I am going to set myself up to succeed.Continue Reading