Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter0Pin on Pinterest0Share on LinkedIn0Share on Tumblr0Share on Google+0Email this to someone

You can embrace change or create it, either way change is necessary for life

This year has been one of the most interesting years for me. It started out as a continuation of last year in terms of work, writing on Women On It, decorating our home and enjoying Salt Lake City. Within six weeks of the new year beginning, everything was turned upside down.

In mid-February I lost my job and I was devastated. I didn’t know which way to turn. I was trying to understand what happened, what did it mean, and why it was happening to me. For two weeks I was in a mild state of depression feeling sorry for myself. Thankfully I have great people in my life who were willing to help me, listen to me, guide me, give me support and remind me that it wasn’t a reflection on me. Since February, I’ve been able to work on myself and enjoy life in a way I never have before.

Temporary change

During the course of the last few months, I did a lot of writing. I wrote about why I was not going to apologize for being a strong woman with a strong personality. Or about creating your own journey through life, rather than what it’s supposed to look like according to society. I reflected on my time in Brazil and encouraged people to live abroad at least once in their lives. Or about letting go and not being stressed about your circumstances and live more in the present moment. Finally, I wrote about why creating a legacy is much more powerful than just finding purpose or even following your passion.

I even started writing more about health and wellness. I’ve written posts about the benefits of activated charcoal and Manuka honey. I talked about five ways to invest in your health and why organic doesn’t always equal healthy. I even went so far as to encourage people to incorporate a more vegan lifestyle.

As I became more focused on writing about health and wellness, I started to receive emails from complete strangers complimenting me and wanting to link to my posts. Then one day when I was talking to a good friend of mine, she said, “You need to do something in the health and wellness field.” And a lightbulb went on in my head.

Change is necessary to move forward

Sometimes circumstances around you force you to change. Sometimes you know change is coming so you embrace it and go with the flow. However, sometimes you need to create change in order to move forward with your life.

For almost a decade I’ve either been forced to change or had to embrace change in my life. There have been a few moments here and there when I’ve created change, but circumstances didn’t allow me to go very far.

This time the change I’m creating is quite significant. This change is going to effect my career, my writing and even Women On It. It’s sending me back to school and allowing me to take courses I never thought I would have the chance to.

Change is scary no matter what

Let’s face it, change is scary no matter if you’re forced to make changes or you consciously create change. The unknown is always there. But as the saying goes, no risk, no reward.

I’ve never been afraid of taking risks or been afraid of the unknown. Who packs up all their belongings in a couple of suitcases and moves to another country, not once, but twice? Me! But that was pure excitement and adrenaline.

This time it’s different. Maybe because I’m older and when you’re older you see life from a different lens. You question things more. You stay inside your head analyzing things to death. But a voice deep inside me is saying, “Go for it…”

And that’s exactly what I’m doing, I’m going for it. I’ve enrolled at the Institute of Integrated Nutrition to become certified as a health advisor. I’m also doing my first 100-hour intensive yoga teacher training at Salt Lake Power Yoga. And this is just the beginning.

I’m looking forward to creating this new journey in my life. Change can be scary, but change is what life is all about.

About The Author


Robyn is the Founder and CEO of Simply Be Good. Simply Be Good is a health and wellness media brand empowering and informing people to make better health and lifestyle choices.

121 Responses

  1. kreditraten stunden

    A formidable share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing somewhat analysis on this. And he in fact purchased me breakfast because I discovered it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the deal with! However yeah Thnkx for spending the time to debate this, I feel strongly about it and love studying extra on this topic. If potential, as you develop into expertise, would you mind updating your weblog with extra details? It is extremely useful for me. Large thumb up for this blog put up!

  2. kredit sozialhilfe geld ändern

    about such definite guidelines though, rather than just a ‘try it and see how you respond’ type of approach. Best wishes with it all, I for one am definitely looking forward to seeing what recipes you come up with – there’s still some pretty tasty foods in there.

  3. sofortkredit test online

    nice bullshits, CZ-805´s development started in 2003 when nobody heard anything about scar, czech guns werea are and will be always original, germans were always specialist on copy and steal the patents and inventions. Typical example is VW Beetle – it´s just steal idea and copy of original Czech Tatra V570… Vz.58 is not copy, just you can say that AK-47 or M-16 is copy of Stg 44, just bullshits. Anyway Vz. 58 is the best assult rifle in history, when AK_47 is better than M-16…

  4. immobilienkredit dauer

    So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute you’ve written. I met your father when I started my career in public relations at Liggett-Stashower in 1995. I will always remember him walking around the office with a carrot in his mouth and frequently boasting of your successes.

  5. dispokredit zins

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say thatI have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  6. qbe specialty insurance company

    Avignon sous la neige ne laisse pas de répit à l'oeil curieux et ravi ! La neige a joliment redessiné les arabesques du balcon, comme une écriture, avec des pleins et déliés. La perspective globale extérieure est réussie. Les tables et chaises rangées sous le platane attirent l'Å“il ; sans doute n'as-tu pas osé laisser de traces en allant les photographier de plus près…

  7. gta 5 how to insure a car

    Thanks for top 10 ways to monetize a website. I have never considered the donation button. It doesn’t seem like a good idea to me. But the rest in top 10 ways to monetize a website are good ideas. Selling my products gave the best results in my experience.

  8. kredit ausrechnen rate ziehen

    Oh my goodness! an amazing article dude. Thanks Nonetheless I’m experiencing challenge with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting an identical rss downside? Anybody who is aware of kindly respond. Thnkx

  9. zins kleinkredit geld ändern

    420greyfox on September 11, 2011 is how to buy Orlistat online without a rx a REAL place to earn cash in your pp oncauct and how to buy Orlistat online without a rx points to spend on amazon products. Get clothing, electronics, ANYTHING!  wont you join me?


    Meryl, thank you for all of the hard work you have put into this blog! I have read your blog on an almost daily basis and will miss your valuable insight into the hypocrisy of the media and its many left wing supporters whenever Israel is mentioned in the news. You are a warrior for the cause yielding a keyboard as a powerful weapon! I wish you Good luck and success on all your future endeavors.

  11. kredit hypothekenzins chart öl

    Thanks for de-lurking! I think what I get weird about is that I don’t always have the blog world in mind when I write posts. Most of the time I’m actually thinking about every day life and relationships, and those things seem to surface when I get whiny on the blog. I wish people in my every day life WERE as honest and authentic as most bloggers. Maybe it’s the anonymity. At any rate, it’s a good reality check

  12. warentest easy kredit berlin

    Pues claro! Todo encaja! Las rocas estas contra las que chocó el barco debían de ser piedras que lanzó el vasco al mar antes de que lo pillarán los carabinieri, en uno de sus viajes a Irán…Por eso no salían en el mapa…

  13. kredit darlehen oder verbindlichkeit

    Ca fait plaisir de lire d’autres “convaincus” de la dimension “écologique” et “déplétion pétrolière” dans la crise actuelle, causes largement ignorées par les économistes et même par le grand public.Malheureusement je ne suis pas française mais sincèrement, je ne saurais pas pour qui voter si c’était le cas ! J’ai plutôt le coeur à gauche, mais hors de question de voter pour un candidat qui propose de bloquer les prix de l’essence… Bien cordialement.Â

  14. kredit 3 0 damen

    Interesting blog post. Things i would like to make contributions about is that computer system memory has to be purchased when your computer can’t cope with what you do by using it. One can install two random access memory boards with 1GB each, for instance, but not certainly one of 1GB and one with 2GB. One should always check the manufacturer’s documentation for the PC to be certain what type of memory space is required.

  15. kredit gebühren geld zurück verjährung

    Just a side note, some rumors floating out there that the Kings are looking to potentially move the team to Virginia, so that whole “sole” custody so I can take my kids out of state without permission from the other parent, could be something there. Oh, and seriously an affidavit from her nosy chef as proof, he knows who pays his paycheck, of course is siding with the HoofMaloof. Choking the kids, not buying it, she would have had him arrested that day or at least a call to 911, I don’t buy kicking the dog, its the HoofMaloof that gets rid of dogs like they are yesterday’s news.

  16. kreditantrag online stellen

    You dont need to spend so much money for a first car. You can get older cheaper cars that are far more cool. For example, an old mini, mk2 VW Golf, BMW e30, mk1 Mazda MX5 and my friend had a 1970′s Triumph Spitfire that would be the most coolest car around anywhere he went.

  17. cialis for sale

    HOLA CHICAS ANTES QUE NADA QUIERO AGRADECERLES A TODAS SU ATENCION Y DEDICACION AL BLOG….Mi propositos para este año son varios uno de ellos tiene que ver con ustedes…porque consiste en participar mas seguido en los foros y aunque solo estoy en 3 aun si no me da tiempo…asi que para ayudarme en complir este proposito tendre que utilizar una agenda para concentrarme en las actividades….lizbethanahi

  18. cialis online

    Daaaa,si eu fur mereu din punga cu bomboane pt. pom si mama ma urmareste si le ascunde prin casa..of! e ca un puzzle sa le descopar,dar si cand le gasesc ce fericire…cred ca singura parte proasta a sarbatorilor e ca nu mai tin cont de calorii.Da,Zen-ul acela o sa ne incalzeasca toata atmosfera…ce bine simt de aici!Problema e ca eu am venit ieri si maine plec iar acasa caci vin direct la examene…cred ca trebuie sa mai astept pana dupa vacanta :(((((((

  19. viagra

    Chère anonyme,non, la pâte ne doit pas être difficile à travailler… elle était peut-être trop chaude (dans ce cas 30 min au frigo et le problème est réglé) ou trop humide, ce qui dépend du taux d'humidité de la farine (+ il est élevé – elle absorbe les liquides et + la pâte est molle). Dans ce dernier cas, il faut donc ajouter un peu plus de farine. ;-)à très bientôt. Camille

  20. cialis

    Muito legal seu trabalho, parabéns.Eu adquiri uma MOBO essa semana e não achei a funcção de configurar o RAID nela.Na BIOS é configurado os disco de 1-4 como RAID, mas depois onde configuro o tipo RAID 0, 1 , 0+1..?O DVD esta na porta 5 configurardo como IDE.Abraços.

  21. cialis online

    How's this for Corcept Insider Trading. These guys are smart!October 16, 2006 the following bought heavily (several Million shares),at an average prices of $1.40.Enright Baker Cook Penhoet Coxe Younger Anderson Mahoney.Within just a few days, they had a 100% gain. Coincidence I suppose??Look at a stock chart to see what I mean.

  22. and impotence

    Es chistoso ver como siempre surgen ese tipo de historias en la clase de la Escuela Dominical, incluso en Sacramentales, presentadas como historias verdaderas. Así como otros mitos mormones, como que Walter Disney era Mormón, ese lo he escuchado desde la primaria.Por cierto, muy buen sitio, me entretengo mucho con los artículos. Saludos

  23. car insurance in florida

    why is no one in the chat room, it should be loaded with folks. It tells me not that many people are interested in this issue anymore. We need an army, the next 40 days these candidates will be out trying to get votes, need to hit them about the eligibility issue. No more words we need action. Soon Obama will be out of office and we will still be discussing what happen back then.

  24. cheap car insurance nj

    I like having the printed back-up too. Electronics have a way of letting you down. God’s Purposeful Steps never do and I am grateful for His guidance although, I am sure I have heard Him say “Recalculating” when I have taken a side road from His purposes and plans for my life.

  25. free auto insurance

    You had an AMAZINGLY busy year! A good one though! I didn’t do a looking back entry this year, because apart from my new job and Christopher turning 1, our year wasn’t that great, and I really don’t want to reminisce on it. Here’s to 2012, and it being better than the last =)

  26. free auto insurance

    Japan is really our teacher. They taught us to blow up a real-estate bubble. Then they taught us how to print our way out of it. Now, similar to them, we are caught in a deflationary endless recession. This stuff probably won't end till the baby-boomers start dying off. We've got a long way to go.


    سلام.آقا علی اینجوری هم جواب نداد.—START PATCHING—[SEARCH & REPLACE PATCH]loading file:C:\\Program Files\\Internet Download Manager\\IDMan.exeCan’t find pattern!Trying next one…Can’t find pattern!Trying next one…Can’t find pattern!Trying next one…nothing patched!…done! بازم همین پیغام!!!


    here’s a comment for you ,women: if you truly like to fake it so often why not just get a vibrator and give blow jobs all day if i found out today that every woman i know was faking it i would be the happiest man on earth because 1 i fooled them into believing that i ever gave a shit, and 2 that they felt the need to fuel my already oversized ego it doesn’t matter if you fake it or not were still going to fuck all of your friends when you leave to visit your family::d/

  29. immobilienkredit

    On this exciting subject, I try to post to my blogs as if I’m speaking to an individual or talking towards the reader directly as I imagine it helps engage the various readers a great deal more than writing content material formally specifically when my blog is based on goings ons, everyday thought processes and research for this somewhat controversial topic. I discovered that I nevertheless need to have to use more with the techniques you’ve mentioned in this posting.

  30. kredite online berechnen

    "Children are the staying power of a nation. They are its long term projection into the future. When a nation does not think of the future, then it has no children and when a nation has no children, then it has no future."This is the brutal truth, no more, no less."

  31. kredit indomobil finance

    Really agree with all the other people. The new lay-out is never going to work. The only thing most youtubers want, is to see if the people they like, have uploaded any video's. If we need anything else, WE will go look for it. You don't need to do it for us. And how do you know, what everybody likes? Really, change it back to how it was. We want just plain old simple functionality over the new 'activity' bullsh*t. Plain, simple and functional.

  32. test meinungen

    i like this song. really really like it the first time i heard it, Kyuhyun and Jonghyun sang it in SMown Live and it had touched me at that time. I always listen and sing this song, but i don’t know what is the meaning of this song, but i know now. Thank you very much i always cry when i listened this song and read the translation, because the story just as me. Have a high dream and i haven’t got it. But now, i wion’t give up, like that goose. I will show it to everyone thank you, you give me an inspiration with you trans gomawo


    No ja też mam nadziejÄ™, dziadków od października nie widziaÅ‚am, na szczęście już w przyszÅ‚y weekend rodzice przyjeżdżajÄ… w odwiedziny…Ale z tymi strajkami zamÄ™t, w weekend w Portugalii mÅ‚odzi z generacji a rasca strajkowali, oczekuje siÄ™ dymisji rzÄ…du. Nuno każdÄ… rozmowÄ™ z rodzicami żartem zaczyna: "I co? rzÄ…d już ustÄ…piÅ‚?". Z portugalskich absurdów: rzÄ…d obniżyÅ‚ do 6% podatek na … golf. Nie na książki, nie na coÅ› dla ogółu spoÅ‚eczeÅ„stwa, ale na sport dla snobów.

  34. finanzierungsrechner immobilien

    Amen.But, I don't see anyone turning the corner, quite the contrary. Europe is sinking faster & faster – an accelerated decline into barbarism, and voluntarily at that.America is following along in Europe's footsteps led by a creepy narcissist & fraud. Look at the charade now taking place with Iran. The headlines have become an exercise in surrealism. In all liklihood, the next 9/11 will be nuclear.


    Julia, what a beautifully stated introduction to your wonderful new ministry! Perfect!“May all the gifts and benefits that come from God our Father and the Master, Jesus Christ, be yours!…All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, He brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us…” 2 Corinthians 1: 2-5 TM


    Na most ennek a mondatnak nem vágom az értelmét.1. Mire kell vadászni, ha kint van?2. Miért nem blokkolják az egészet ahogy van? (Hiszen egyesek szerint USA egy mocskos féldiktaútra…)3. EllenÅ‘rzött? Bemennek a CIA-hez és megkérdezik, hogy csókolom, ez tényleg?4. Ezek szerint a CIA belsÅ‘ fegyelme a 0-hoz konvergál?[fejvakarás]Tetszik / Egyetértek: 0 Az értékeléshez be kell

  37. annual kredit report review questions

    Blindius spune:''Miţă servici'',nu toate femeile de ''servici'' sunt precum acelea de sunt prezentate mai sus,ca să faci mizerie precum ''sclavonii''.Şi totuşi,de unde naiba ştiau ţigăncile acelea de post.Eu aş fi rasist dacă ar fi aşa.Păi majoritatea ţiganilor care sunt la salubritate,lasă miros pe unde curăţă

  38. no down payment auto insurance in Cuyahoga Falls OH

    Difficile de faire plus amateur que le gouvernement Fillon et la présidence Sarközy ceci dit.Parisien libéral, vous devriez vous méfier de votre sens qui n’est pas de première fraîcheur. L’étude et la réflexion, incontestablement, valent mieux que le prétendu « bon sens » qui est le propre de ceux qui ne savent pas de quoi ils parlent (bah ouais, sinon ils ne s’en remettraient pas, à défaut de tout, à leur bon sens, mais à leur savoir ou à leur réflexion).

  39. car insurance in Carmel IN

    Mary Quant eat your heart out!(I may be completely off here, but Mary Quant was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw you in your gorgeous 'new' frock)Anyway whatever designer it's reminiscent of, I love it, and it looks lovely on you.How nice for you to meet up with Dee (I'm not familiar with the other girls) and I can't get over Joni's wordy portrait, amazing – just like her 'model'!

  40. auto insurance WA

    “Heiliger Stuhl” – so rein bio­lo­gisch hatte ich den Begriff noch gar nicht betrach­tet. Welchen Aufschwung könnte der römi­sche Devotionalienhandel neh­men!

  41. cheap car insurance quotes Diamond Bar CA

    pisze:Ja nie mogę! Na zdjęciach jesteś faktycznie Ty! Ale się cieszę z tego artykułu, zyskałam coś jeszcze. Ci znajomi działają na terenie mojego miasta, a rada rodziców przedszkola, w której działam o nich nie wiedziała. A widzę, że mają świetne programy. Dzięki za artykuł. Prawdziwy majstesztyk.

  42. no down payment car insurance in Auburn WA

    Не могу не похвалить учителей начального образования – там все ОК, а вот по среднему звену (Агишев Михаил – 3 раза в 8-й класс) у нас проблеммы, в следующем году отведу младшего в 1-й класс!!!!!!!

Leave a Reply