Hunger | Food and Ambition Part 2: Passionate Hunger

Hunger | Food and Ambition Part 2: Passionate Hunger

Part 2 of the Hunger Series!

Do you ever feel like you want to go back to school? No, seriously. Because you now know exactly what classes you would take because you know EXACTLY what interests you and gets you excited.

I went to a Global Leadership Summit a while back and one of the speakers, Bill Hybels, said something that really resonated with me. And that was: 'Do you know who is responsible for filling your passion bucket? You.'

Whoa. That hit me hard. I am 100% guilty of expecting my managers and colleagues to be filling my passion bucket. For getting me excited and motivated in the work world. And I believe that's part of  why I like being involved with small group training so much. Having others around you to help motivate and push you. 

So I encourage you to start filling your own passion bucket. You may be thinking, how the heck am I supposed to do that?

Well for one, I am hoping to make this website a place to go for a little motivation - picker upper! But here are 5 ways that I use to continue to fill my passion bucket:

5 Ways to Fill Your Passion Bucket

1. Read read read!

There are so many books out there! Whatever your passion may be, I am sure that are plenty of books to read to help fuel the fire. Otherwise, there are tons books out there that will help regarding motivation. I just got done reading You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life --> Link here.

2. Attend conferences pertaining to your niche.

Or not pertaining to your niche even. Just leadership and self help conferences. A lot of people think these are 'super cheesy' - and believe me I am sure there are a lot of those out there. But there are a lot of great ones too! Like I mentioned above, the Global Leadership Summit was AMAZING. 

3. Find a mentor.

And meet with them on the regular. I have multiple mentors in my life for certain areas of my life. They get excited about the same things as I do and when I need the best advice - I ask them.

4. Set Aside 1 hour a day to do what you love.

Take care of yourself and your passion. Take an hour a day - schedule it in your day - and do it. This will make you so much happier - don't you feel good when you are doing something that you are passionate about?

5. Share your niche!

People are interested in your passions! Sharing will make you even more passionate -- especially since you will get feedback from others about how they are passionate too or how you helped them with whatever you shared!


Til Next Time -



Hunger | Food and Ambition Part 1:  5 Tips to Stay Full Longer

Hunger | Food and Ambition Part 1: 5 Tips to Stay Full Longer

Part I of the Hunger Series!

As I spoke about in my last post, hunger is a word with different meanings. For one, hungry means...well hungry for food. And let me tell ya, I love food. However, hunger can also mean a yearning, drive or ambition for something. We all can relate upon the first meaning of hunger. We also can all relate that we have yearned for something, but may not be able to relate to each other on WHAT specifically we yearn for or are ambitious for. Which is good! We all have different interests and passions.

Today's blog however will focus on what we all can relate to: food!

If you're anything like me, you get hungry wayyyy too often. 

So, I am here to give you 5 tips to stay full longer!

1. Eat a balanced breakfast.

I know this is hard for some people. I hear a lot of people say that they aren't hungry in the morning or they don't have time to eat, etc. etc. Which all used to be true for me too! However, once I knew the value of breakfast, I started to make it a priority. I made myself eat a balanced breakfast, aka protein, carbs and fat. Years later, I still eat breakfast. It's the best way to start the day - and I make sure it's balanced and includes protein and healthy fat! That brings us to number two..

2. Eat enough protein.

Pay attention to how much protein you are eating at each meal. Depending on your activity level and other factors, everyone is a little different with how much protein they should be eating. But I bet you would be surprised at how little of protein you are getting in your diet. Need help in this area specifically? Contact me for some guidance! I'd be happy to help!

 3. Eat your healthy fats.

Avocados, almonds, nut butters - these all can help you stay full. And yes, fat is necessary for your body!

4. Drink plenty of water!

I know how many times you probably have heard this, but it's the truth. Drink some water if your feeling hungry and make sure you aren't just dehydrated. 

5. Stop and ask yourself if you're really hungry.

Boredom eating. We have all done it, knowingly and unknowingly. So, next time you are feeling hungry or wanting to snack, I want you to pause for a moment and really assess if you are hungry or if you are just bored. Become more aware of when and why you are eating. 


Just a reminder, that no one is perfect. And sometimes I get super hungry and will reach for the pizza and breadsticks over anything. But it's balance. And it's OKAY! Don't ever beat yourself up or get down about your health habits. Just commit to being better the next time.




Hunger Comes in Different Forms.

Hunger Comes in Different Forms.

Sooo before I come up with a topic to blog about, I sit and think about what is something I can talk about that is ME - to the core. 

One of my coworkers mentioned when he saw my website that it said, 'Hi, I'm Kaylee!!'..which is something we joked about at work forever about. Or should I say I got made fun of by that specific saying? Either way, it was ME. 

So as I sat and thought about what I was going to write about...I was like okay...passion, yearning for more, and.....I'm I need food. HA! 

So small back story about me: I'M HUNGRY!!! Like I seriously love food. And I'm hungry often. I joked with a past coworker of mine, Sandy, that when she left, she was going to miss hearing me say 'I'm hungry' every hour. :) My love for food is real. And it's not a bad thing. People often relate fitness to diets and eating LESS. Well, I'm hear to tell you to stop shaming yourself for loving food!!! You can be healthy and fit while still loving food. 

Food should be soon as a way to nourish us. Food is what gives us LIFE! We should LOVE WHAT GIVES US LIFE?!? Right?!?! Amen I say!!

But here is another back story about me: I'm HUNGRY - FOR MORE - FOR KNOWLEDGE - TO BE BETTER THAN I AM TODAY. And I know that a lot of people, especially anyone reading this, is looking to be better than they were yesterday. In whatever capacity that may be! Maybe being a better friend. Better spouse. Better self confidence. Better leader. Better boss. For YEARS, we are sat down in a classroom and taught AT. And then one day you graduate and go out into the real world and get a job and then..........wait....are you still learning? Are you still looking for ways to get better? I used to rely on my management team to shove knowledge into my brain. 


But I am telling you, this is WONDERFUL! YOU get to decide what you want to learn. What you want to get better at.

I so wish I could have done this years ago. Like math class. I would have walked out and been like NAH, I'm headed over to Home Economics class. ;(FYI, learning math and all subjects is necessary!!) I am just saying, being an adult is great when it comes to learning. You decide where you want to put your mind.

So this is where I landed: In life you can have different forms of hunger. But they both give us life.

On one end, we are hungry. For food. Food gives us life because we need it to survive.

On the other end, we are hungry, hungry for more knowledge, which also brings us life and fulfillment. 

This led me to my first series called, you guessed it, HUNGRY.

In this series, I will be touching on the food hunger and cravings, how to deal with them, tips and tricks to feeling fuller AND on hunger in the sense of ambition, yearning for knowledge, passion and what we can do to take the this hunger and drive it into action. Because let's face it, with hunger also comes real life obstacles and something called procrastination that I know nothing about....(that was sarcasm folks). 

Stay tuned for this series!! Kicks off this Sunday!!







Mental Health and Exercise.

People don't talk about it enough. Mental health. It's as if it's a bad word or words. Anxiety. Depression. They are REAL. And so many people suffer from each of these.

It is also frustrating to those that have dealt with depression or anxiety, because if others have not, they really don't understand as to why you can't just 'snap out of it'. Believe me, if I could have snapped out of my depression and anxiety, I would have!!!

But let me tell you, exercise definitely helped me recover (as well as professionals help!) 

Today, exercise is what keeps me feeling upbeat, happy and less anxious. 

How does exercise relieve depression? For many years, experts have known that exercise enhances the action of endorphins, chemicals that circulate throughout the body. Endorphins improve natural immunity and reduce the perception of pain. They may also serve to improve mood. Another theory is that exercise stimulates the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, which may directly improve mood.
Besides lifting your mood, regular exercise offers other health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, protecting against heart disease and cancer, and boosting self-esteem. How often or intensely you need to exercise to alleviate depression is not clear, but for general health, experts advise getting half an hour to an hour of moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, on all or most days of the week. 
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I encourage everyone to add fitness into their daily life. It will improve your entire life!