Hi, everyone! My name is Jenna (aka, The Halfway Girl Turned Whole). I’m so glad you have taken the time to visit my blog, thank you for that!
Have you ever thought about the life you are living? Are you happy with it, does it feel fulfilling to you, do you approach each day with purpose?
The sad reality is that a lot of us wake up every day and settle; we settle for far less than we are capable of achieving. Tell me, do you frequently have any these thoughts:
- I’m just average at most things
- I could never achieve anything of great success
- I’m comfortable in my 9-5 job but hate it
- I don’t really have any unique talents
- I can’t do that; I’m not smart enough
Maybe you have failed so many times that you simply can’t stand the idea of trying again. Or maybe fear of failing has crippled your true ability to go after something fully.
The only person that can be called a failure is that person who tries to succeed at nothing. Success, as far as a person is concerned, does not lie in achievement. It lies in striving, reaching, and attempting. – Earl Nightingale
Maybe your living under the illusion of failure because you haven’t been striving, reaching, or attempting!
That’s what this blog is all about! Striving, reaching, and attempting to create a happy, fulfilling life that you love, one small step at a time! When we are doing these things, failure doesn’t exist.
Here are some of my core beliefs about life:
- Happiness and fulfillment lie inside of you, all you have to do is look, listen, and trust yourself
- You can’t find happiness in something or someone until you have found it in yourself first
- Give your life to something that gives life to others
- Whole health encompasses four areas – Mental, Physical, Social Well-Being, and Spiritual
Here is the mission of this blog:
- To bring you peace, calm, and contentment, sprinkled with desire
- Make you feel empowered, excited, and worth it
- To help you break old disempowering patterns, behaviors, and habits
- Rewire your thinking, understand your emotions, and use them as a driving force to take massive action
- To help you become optimistic about the future
- Inspire you to speak, act, and give humbly
- Help you to embody belief in yourself and your talents
- Help you create a healthy mindset for all areas of your life – Mental, Physical, Relationships, and Life!
You are more capable than you’ve ever dreamed, and I’m here to help you see that!
This section of the blog is where the magic happens if you will.
My philosophy is that if we can get OURSELVES to a healthy mindset first, then the other areas in our life, our relationships, health, and life, in general, will start to fall into place a lot easier.
Definition of Whole: All of; entire. In an unbroken or undamaged state; in one piece.
By focusing first on getting ourselves to an unbroken or undamaged state, we will be better prepared and find more fulfillment in all areas of our life!
How do we get ourselves to a whole mindset? We do it through striving, reaching, attempting. Through learning about ourselves, understanding our emotions and using them to our advantage.
When we are learning, we are growing. And that is what we crave my friends! It’s not that we are truly discontent, unfulfilled, or miserable. We just have a burning desire to learn, grow and expand.
This section of the blog is the foundation, and it’s where a lot of my energy goes into creating helpful content to help you achieve fulfilling results.
This section of the blog focuses on others; it focuses on how to build healthy, loving and lasting relationships.
My motto for this section: what can we give to our relationships; instead of, what are they giving us.
This section of the blog contains total health tips, ideas, and insights.
Although physical health is crucial and has an enormous impact on the quality of our lives, I believe that whole health encompasses four areas of health that are the intersection of our well-being.
- Mental Health
- Physical Health
- Social Well-Being
- Spiritual Health
Those are the areas that of health that I practice and will be sharing with you. They are all connected and bring a sense of peace, calm, and balance.
I also have a passion for sharing information about nutrition and how we can fuel our bodies with foods that enable us to thrive.
This section of the blog is a little more personal where I share stories of my life and the things I’m experiencing through striving, reaching, and attempting.
Why I started the blog
For so long I believed that I was simply wasn’t capable of achieving anything of great success. I labeled myself as just average, and that’s how I was living my life.
After college, I got a comfortable 9-5 job and lost my enthusiasm for learning and growing and I didn’t question the direction in which my life we going.
I didn’t have a bad life by any means; however, I just felt like I wasn’t consciously making decisions about where I was headed.
I wasn’t directing my mind in any way and was allowing habit and conditioning to make decisions for me.
I’m naturally a go with the flow kind of person. Although that can be a good thing, I don’t think it’s a positive thing in regards to just letting your life “go with the flow.”
“The Niagara Syndrome.” “I believe that life is like a river, and that most people jump on the river of life without ever really deciding where they want to end up. So in a short period of time, they get caught up in the current: current events, current fears, current challenges. When they come to forks in the river, they don’t consciously decide where they want to go, or which is the right direction for them. They merely go with the flow. They become a part of the mass of people who are directed by the environment instead of by their own values. As a result they feel out of control. They remain in this unconscious state until one day the sound of the raging water awakens them, and they discover that they’re five feet from Niagara Falls in a boat with no oars.” – Tony Robbins
I made a decision that I no longer wanted to “go with the flow.”
Instead, I want to consciously choose the direction in which my life goes. I want to be in control of what I think about and the state of mind I live my life in.
I don’t want to wake up one day and be five feet from Niagara Falls in a boat with no oar. That’s why I made the decision to strive, reach, and attempt and learn about myself, what I value, and the direction I want my life to go.
That’s what brought me right here. I saw the incredible, life-changing transformation in myself and wanted to share it with others.
All it took was small steps every day, learning, growing, and slowly becoming the person I needed to become to create the life I want.
I want to inspire people to live consciously and enjoy this beautiful life we have.
I reference that I was living “halfway” because I was not complete in myself. That is where our journey starts, by making the decision to take time every day to learn about ourselves, to grow, expand, and to take those small steps toward what we want.
If you think you are too old or it’s too late to make a change that is not the case! I love this quote “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.. well humans aren’t dogs, and learning is not a trick.”
When we can get OURSELVES to an unbroken or undamaged state first, the rest of life will start to fall into place. I hope my blog inspires you to search within yourself and take small steps in becoming the best version of the WHOLE YOU!
A few little fun facts about me:
I’m married to the most supportive and loving husband. We have a place in our hearts for the beach, great food, adventure, and constantly trying to better ourselves for the good of other people. I love working out and eating healthy; you can often find me at the barre studio after work! We have the cutest little Maltese, Cami, and I’m completely nuts about her, like crazy dog lady! I would have five dogs if my husband would allow it :)! We don’t have children yet, but becoming a mother is a dream of mine!
Photo credit to the one and only Kelsey Malicote