About Lisa Grace Byrne

Lisa Grace Byrne is a mother to three and founder of WellGroundedLife.com, an exceptional online community where she equips busy moms to live vibrant lives. She is also a speaker, coach and teacher with a degree from Cal Poly State University in Biochemistry with an emphasis in Nutrition and Metabolism. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Boston University and is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University.

How small shifts can lead to big impact

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Written by Lisa Grace Byrne of WellGrounded Life.

All around us there are messages about the New Year — new possibilities, new opportunities for change, ways to set your resolutions and meet them!

Do you feel like you already missed the boat?

For years if I didn’t wrap up all my new year’s dreams, goals and action plans in a pretty little bow right when the clock struck midnight New Year’s Eve … I might as well just can my ideas and settle back into life as-is.

And when I did think about what kind of growth and change I wanted in the new year, I bought into the idea that either I had to go for massive change or give up shifting direction at all.

Because of course … that’s what it takes, right?

“Go big or go home.”

“If you can’t do it right, don’t do it at all.”

“Life’s too short to play small.”

Over the years, subconsciously, those messages ended up translating into massive stagnation for me.

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Feeling overwhelmed? How to turn it around.

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positive thinking

Written by Lisa Grace Byrne, founder of WellGrounded Life, and author of the newly released book, Replenish: Experience Radiant Calm and True Vitality in Your Everyday Life.

There’s an epidemic of overwhelmed and depleted mothers in our culture. And the way we’re trying to resolve this crisis is through band aid treatments, outdated models of balance, and media imposed expectations of how mothers should feel and experience life.

This model is driving us into the ground.

We love being mothers. But when we start not loving our lives as mothers, it’s a wakeup call that we need take stock of what’s working and what’s not.

To be clear, it isn’t a Pollyanna version of positive thinking we’re going for. We’re not trying to avoid the realness of the journey, the hard parts, the irritating and challenging and downright maddening parts of raising and loving little beings into the world.

But it’s doing so from a full and vital and well place. It’s having resiliency to ride the rapids with a sense of hopefulness, a bigger perspective that keeps us firmly rooted in the goodness and blessing and grace of it all.

This kind of positive thinking is pro-active positive thinking, and there’s a simple process you can learn to begin to transform your stressful thoughts into life-giving ones.

Here’s a quick overview:
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