Why Gratitude is the Best (and Only) Option

Point to Ponder: Who or what are you grateful for? This summer, during our Banff, Canada iGnite Escape, each evening we found ourselves relaxing in the outdoor hot tub that overlooked the mountains while playing a get-to-know-you card game. One card with a random question would be chosen and each of us would have an […]

The Proven Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

Inspiration from the iGnite Blog Article Archives Point to Ponder: Are you spending enough time exercising outdoors? Yes…it is HOT outside, at least before this amazing cool and wet front blew in! WHEW! Despite the actual temperature, it is always a great idea to exercise outdoors. I don’t only think this because I prefer outdoor […]

Disconnect to Reconnect

How to Stay Energized, Renewed and Balanced Throughout Your Summer, Part II Point to Ponder: Do you have an unhealthy relationship with your smartphone? I think it’s safe to say that most of us rely heavily on our smartphones and may even struggle with a little smartphone addiction. I, for one, fall into this category […]

Anissa’s Story: Boxing My Way from Self-Destruction to World Champion

Roots…  I was born in San Angelo, Texas. My family moved to Austin when I was 6, so when people ask where I’m from, I always say Austin. I’ve pretty much been here my whole life! My parents split up when I was 8 years old, and I have two older brothers and an older […]

5 Books that will Improve Your Life

With February comes a lot of focus on showing others our love through Valentine’s Day…but what about loving ourselves well in February?   Really, if we don’t love ourselves well first, it’s impossible to give our best love and care to the others in our life. So on that note, we wanted to share 5 great […]

How to Maximize Nature’s Body Benefits

Given that we are so big on exercising outdoors, here are 4 ways to maximize nature’s benefits: GET OUTSIDE! People who get outdoors have lower BMI’s (meaning they have less body fat) than those who don’t, according to a report in PLOS One. Getting outdoors also has a strong stabilizing effect on your body clock, which […]

4 Benefits to Working Out in the Great Outdoors

This is great info! You will love it 🙂 There are numerous benefits of working out in the great outdoors: 1. It’s Harder and More Effective Studies found that outdoor running/walking is more strenuous than the indoor treadmill/eliptical. In studies comparing the exertion of running on a treadmill and the exertion of running outside, treadmill […]

The First Step: Be True to Yourself

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive.  And then go and do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman Point to Ponder: Is your ego holding you back from anything? Action Item: As you consider your passions and making them a priority […]

Learning to Shake It Off

Everybody’s got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there. – Tony Robbins Point to Ponder: What words from the past are you hanging on to and allowing to limit the way you live your life? Action Item: Make it a goal to overcome the negative and hurtful words of […]

What a Toddlers Gymnastics Class Taught Me about the Confidence-Boosting Power of ‘YES!’

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.”  – Joseph Campbell Point to Ponder: Do you tend to be more of a “yes” or a “no” person? Action Item: Say YES whenever you can. But when you can’t, don’t settle for a “no” — […]