Category Archives: Change

The Key to Happiness

How to be happy is a question that is asked a lot these days. What does it mean to be happy anyways? Webster’s defines happy as:

adjective \ˈha-pē\
1. feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your life, situation, etc.
2. showing or causing feelings of pleasure and enjoyment
3. pleased or glad about a particular situation, event, etc.

So how exactly does one become happy? Where do you start? Continue reading The Key to Happiness



It’s been a little quiet over here at moving beyond the box! I’ve had some health problems going on and quite a few migraines. I figured it’s about time to do something about it.

What have I been doing exactly? Getting my butt up off the couch and moving. Taking the dog for a walk every day, making a point to walk a little further, taking that extra trip across the house instead of being lazy, and cleaning instead of watching TV. My what little things can do to make you feel better!

As for my diet, I haven’t had fast food in a few days and I feel great. I’ve been eating less processed stuff and more fruits and veggies. The difference was overnight.

Keep in mind way may work for me may not work for you. This is just what I’ve been up to.

Decision Making

Kim&Jason Art work and the inspiration for this post by Jason Kotecki

Decision making is always a hard thing for most people to do. What if we decide we don’t like the outcome, what if we made the wrong decision, what if what if what if??? What if I told you it wasn’t as hard as we make it seem? What if I told you that you already know the answer to most of your big questions in life. Most of the time you’re already leaning in a certain direction about a subject.

So how do we make the decision without regret? Continue reading Decision Making

How do you move beyond the box?

A lot of you are joining me for the first time and you’re probably wondering “how do I think outside the box?” and questions of that nature. It may not be as hard as you think it is. Well lets start with how do you think outside the box? It’s rather simple actually. Ask “why” a lot.

If you’ve ever had an experience with children they ask “why?” to almost everything. You may also notice that children are some of the most creative people out there. Why is that? Continue reading How do you move beyond the box?

Health and Wellness doesn’t have to be hard

This title may have been inspired by the fact that I need to convince myself of this.  If you’re like me you think of being healthy or being on a diet as eating terrible food you hate for the rest of your life.  That’s not true, and changing the way we think about it is the first step to becoming healthier with the added benefit of losing that weight you don’t want. Continue reading Health and Wellness doesn’t have to be hard

See what you want to see

Have you ever noticed how some people are just miserable all the time no matter the good things that can happen? You know the ones I’m talking about that could win the lottery and still be mad because they didn’t get more money.

How often do we do this to ourselves? Wake up in the morning and you’re mad because you didn’t get ten more minutes of sleep instead of being happy you did sleep. Or, something didn’t quite go right at work so you let it ruin your day.

What if you just stop thinking negatively about things? What if you woke up ten minutes early and used that ten minutes to plan your outfit, make coffee, or actually east breakfast? Continue reading See what you want to see

Getting a “real job”

Why do I need a real job? Why do I have to go to college? I’ve been told for awhile through high school and there after that I need to get a real job and stop working in food. I need to go to college so j can get a real job.

Of course I was stupid and I listened to what others said was best for me. I went to college. I hated it. I ended up getting a license I did nothing with and then what did I do? Continued to work the same job I was working through high school and college. Continue reading Getting a “real job”