Weekly Life Challenge #1 in review

"Empty Parking Lot" by Radcliffe Dacanay is licensed under  CC BY 2.0 (modified by Larissa)

I want to start by saying thank-you to everyone who has decided to join me in this project. It's so encouraging to read messages saying, "I did the challenge today!" And I was excited to see how right from the beginning people were making the challenges their own. I think we're off to a great start. Let me share some highlights and insights from my week of parking far from the [Read more...]

Weekly Life Challenge #1 – Parking

"Empty Parking Lot" by Radcliffe Dacanay is licensed under  CC BY 2.0

Ok, I’m very excited about this, the first weekly challenge. But lest my enthusiasm get the better of me, I thought it would be best to start off with something fairly simple. Drum roll, please. Weekly Life Challenge #1 is: park in the spot farthest from the destination for a week. I know what you’re thinking: really, Larissa? This is how you’re starting? Not only is it confusing, but it [Read more...]

How this thing works

"Fresh Start" by Alan Levine is licensed under  CC BY 2.0

Before we jump right into this, let me explain a little how this weekly challenge thing works. Each Sunday I'll show up with an explanation of the week's challenge. I'll tell you how I plan to follow through, and speculate at how I think (or hope) I will grow as a result. If the challenge inspires you, join in. If the challenge is not exactly where you're at, modify it and join in. If the [Read more...]


"Welcome" by Josh Meek is licensed under  CC BY 2.0

Well, hello there. My name is Larissa and this is my little blog where I will be recording my journey to a stronger, happier, better life. Each week I will challenge myself to make a small positive change to my life. By small, I mean things I can fit into a normal busy lifestyle: go for a walk each day for a week, compliment someone each day for a week, or go to bed early for a week. And by [Read more...]