Prepare the Most Important Meal of the Day the Night Before!

Day 4 of the Habit of Preparing for the Day the Night Before. We look at great ideas to make getting the “most important meal of the day”, breakfast, prepared the night before so you’re off to a great start! Here are the Links I mentioned.

Click Here for Marry Me Banana Bread

Click Here for 30 Healthy and Delicious Recipes

Bacon and Egg Cupcakes from 30 Recipes


Our Experiment with Getting Prepared for the Day the Night Before

My new habit of getting ready for my day on the night before has already made a noticeable difference!


Listen Here to Rockin’ Habits: Getting Prepared Day 1  The Experiment

Listen Here to Rockin’ Habits: Getting Prepared Day 2  Save Money and Your Waistline

Listen Here to Rockin’ Habits: Getting Prepared Day 3  Wake Up Refreshed

Listen Here to Rockin’ Habits: Getting Prepared Day 4  Prepare for the Most Important Meal of the Day

Listen Here to Rockin’ Habits: Getting Prepared Day 5  Make Ahead Lunch Ideas

Read Here 10 Smart Things to Do Every Night

Click Here for 20 Healthy Make-Ahead Lunch Ideas from The Lemon Bowl

Click Here for More Make A-Head Recipes and a link to Marry Me Banana Bread!


Rockin Habits: Reading Can Transform

In Week 2 of Rockin’ Habits we explore the habit of reading and how it can change your life. We will look at how to fit it into your life and how to make the most of it.


Day 1 of the Habit of Reading: Reading Can Transform

Day 2 of the Habit of Reading: An Ordinary Person Achieves The Extraordinary




Day 3 of the Habit of Reading: New Worlds and New Opportunities

Day 4 of the Habit of Reading: New Opportunities for Growth

Day 5 of the Habit of Reading: Become an Avid Reader

Read the blog post: This Habit Will Put You in the Top 1% or Experts and Money Makers


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Habit of the Week: Gratitude


Day 1 of the Habit of Gratitude


Day 2 of the Habit of Gratitude: Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise


Day 3 of the Habit of Gratitude: Gratitude Changes Relationships

Day 4 of the Habit of Gratitude: Gratitude Leads to Success


Day 5 of the Habit of Gratitude: The Blessings of Gratitude When Life is Difficult

Kateri Allard, RN: Her VIEW on Nursing and Taking on Crohn’s Disease

Kateri Allard, RN

Nurse Blogger Kateri Allard’s open letter to Joy Behar of the talk show, The View went viral.  Kateri sat down with me to talk about why it’s so important to have an open conversation about what nurses do.  Kateri was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease as a very young teen and she also talks about the ways in which she’s beating it.

This special episode honors nurses and the entire health care team.
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Share YOUR VIEW on Nurses

Will you help me turn recent catty comments about Miss America 2nd Runner up, Kelley Johnson, RN into an uplifting conversation about what nurses do and how they make a positive difference in the world? What has a nurse done for you?  Did her meticulous wound care save function for you?  Did she teach you about a condition which made it more manageable for you?  Did her quick observation and action save your life or your loved one’s life? I only recently hung up my stethoscope.  I’m so happy I had the amazing experience.  It changed me.  If nursing has changed you as a nurse or patient or family, please share your story.  You can leave a comment here, click on the sidebar to leave a voice message or send an email.  Thank you to all of my fellow nurses still practicing and making a difference for the whole patient and their family.

From Crushing Debt and Relentless Setbacks to Financial Freedom and Unexpected Gifts: The Journey of The Iron Jen, Jen McDonough

Jen McDonough aka The Iron Jen

Author, motivational storyteller, and Internet radio show host, Jen McDonough aka The Iron Jen talks about her journey out of over $200,000 in debt. She talks about how she empowers first responders and those who work in high stress jobs to find strength in the face of adversity. Jen and her family are most known for paying off over $212,000 worth of debt and medical expenses in four years. She is also an 8-time national weightlifter and 2-time US Olympic Festival medal winner as well as an Ironman triathlete. All three of her books have hit Amazon’s Top 100 categories including her book 5 Minutes a Day to Living Beyond Rich which hit #1 under Amazon’s budgeting category.

Jen recently obtained her firefighter 1 and firefighter 2 certifications, however she still needs to get over her fear of tight spaces, heights, and fire.

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You can find out more about her at

Ever Struggle With Body Image Issues?

Ever Struggle With Body Image Issues? I have and still do!!! Last Summer I braved a bathing suit for this great experience with NOLA Flyboarding! I’m sharing this video in honor of Anne-Sophie Reinhardt who overcame her life threatening body image issues and now helps others do the same. She’s my guest on Rockin’ Life! Listen Here or in iTunes

Welcome to Rockin’ Life!

1scene1forwebsiteI am truly honored that you took the time to visit the Rockin’ Life site.  Here I would like to offer you hope, encouragement and tools to help you make your life what you want it to be.  I hope the message in these pages clearly says that you are not doomed to the circumstances of your past or your current situation.  Every day, every hour, every minute, every second there is an opportunity to stop, reassess, and start over.

The Rockin’ Life site is still under construction but already there are links to resources and give-aways mentioned on the Rockin’ Life podcast.  Please let me know how I can serve you. I love to hear from you. Please take a moment to let me know which topics you think need to be addressed. I am honored every time you take the time to reach out to me. Thank you again for visiting the Rockin’ Life site! Please come back often as I will be adding some wonderful new features.