Blog categorized as Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday...find the positive

04.12.21 05:57 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...find the positive

Monday...a day like any other, although for many it is the start of the work or school week and therefore a day which often has a negative connotation. It can also be a fresh start kind of day as a new week begins. It all depends on your mindset. This can be true of any day. It's a part of life to h...

Motivation Monday...Never give up

03.29.21 01:17 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...Never give up

I could not agree more with every word in the above image, so for this motivation Monday post, I would like to focus on this concept. It can be so easy to give up on something after a very short time if you don't see results quickly or face too many obstacles or challenges along the way. This can ap...

Motivation Monday...the best laid plans...

03.15.21 10:54 AM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...the best laid plans...

Making plans...we all do it. How can you not? Especially as a working mom, planning out the day, week or even the month can be so critical in trying to maintain sanity and be sure things get done. This can be anything from simple daily tasks to special events. But what do we do when things don't go ...

Motivation Monday: Choose to Challenge

03.08.21 08:28 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday: Choose to Challenge

March 8...Happy International Women's Day! This is a day to celebrate and recognize all women across the globe and their accomplishments. The scope of what women can do is limitless and this day should be especially motivating and inspirational to working moms everywhere.

This day began in 1911 and r...

Motivation Monday...how much is too much?

02.22.21 09:47 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...how much is too much?

There can be a fine line between motivating our kids and pushing them when it comes to sports or any activity. I think it's incredibly important to support our kids and encourage their interests. If it's a sport, then I think we need to find the balance between fun and burnout.  Every child who...

Motivation Monday...start the week off right

02.08.21 06:14 AM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...start the week off right


Monday....the start of the work week for many of us and often a dreaded day. The weekend seems to go by so fast and now we are back to the grind of the work week. What if we looked at Mondays in a similar way to New Year's Day? What if we took just a fraction of the excitement we often have for the ...

Motivation Monday...how we define being "the best" 

02.01.21 09:41 AM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...how we define being "the best" 


I think those of us who are goal oriented and driven are often very competitive even if it's only with ourselves. Depending on the scenario, we want to be the best. What does that truly mean and how is it measured? If we are talking about some type of competition, then maybe it's measured by the sco...

Motivation Monday...remaining hopeful during a hopeless time

01.18.21 08:11 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...remaining hopeful during a hopeless time

I could not have been more excited to share the above photo on social media the minute I had the first dose of the vaccine. It was given to me as the most amazing Christmas gift on December 24th. I received the second dose this past week and had no issues with it. I am so thankful to now be fully va...

Motivation Monday...starts at 12:01am

01.11.21 06:33 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...starts at 12:01am


I am the first to admit that it is nearly impossible to be a working mom without help, but I also believe that your ultimate success at anything you do comes from within. In order to achieve whatever goal you may have, it is important to have the motivation and drive to do whatever it takes. Some da...

Motivation Monday...The New Year's Resolution

01.04.21 11:30 AM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...The New Year's Resolution

How many of us can relate? I know the idea of making New Year's resolutions is often very exciting. The new year always seems like a fresh start and a chance to set new goals. This can be in the form of changing bad habits, or trying something brand new. Some have no interest in making resolutions, ...

It's Monday again...

12.07.20 08:04 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
It's Monday again...

The above quote makes me laugh and it is definitely my feeling most Mondays. For me Monday is typically a busy day in the office seeing patients. Tuesday and Friday are my days in surgery, which are the days I enjoy the most. I think this is true for all surgeons. We train for many year...

Motivation Monday...time to grab those Cyber Monday deals!

11.30.20 07:44 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...time to grab those Cyber Monday deals!

And so it begins...with Thanksgiving behind us, we are into the holiday shopping season. Black Friday has traditionally been crazy with huge crowds and long lines starting super early in the morning. Many people enjoy this and gather with friends and family to go out and get those deals, but with th...

Motivation Monday...making it through the holidays in 2020

11.23.20 05:50 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...making it through the holidays in 2020

This is sure to be a different type of holiday season for most people in this country and all over the world. For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday, and it is a time for large family gatherings. As someone who has a small family, I could never envision the scene when others would ta...

Motivation Monday...Wear your headband to work day!

11.16.20 01:11 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...Wear your headband to work day!

Let's run 10 miles but stop 15-20 times to complete obstacles with varying degrees of difficulty...and lets's do it all in the mud! Sure...sounds like a great plan....was NOT my response when my physician assistant asked me if I would be interested in doing a Tough Mudder. It was 2013 and I had just...

Motivation Monday...Focus!

11.09.20 05:48 AM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...Focus!

It's Sunday night and you think where did the weekend go...I am not ready to start another busy week. I have this feeling often. Mondays come too soon, and I never feel like I got enough done over the weekend. My work days are long, and even though I don't have kids at home anymore, I still feel lik...

Motivation Monday...Discipline makes what seems impossible...possible

10.26.20 05:19 AM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...Discipline makes what seems impossible...possible

Five years ago if someone would have said to me "you will be a competitive ballroom dance student traveling around the country and even the world to dance", I would have laughed and never believed it could be possible. I am happy to report that person would have been right! I could never h...

Motivation Monday...Live Your Dream

10.19.20 10:48 AM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...Live Your Dream

Setting goals has always been a big part of my life. I feel like staying focused on what you want to achieve in life definitely helps you get there...or try to. Of course it can sometimes seem very overwhelming to think about what it might actually take to reach certain goals, but if you never set t...

What it's like to be a woman working in a man's world...

10.12.20 12:59 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
What it's like to be a woman working in a man's world...

"We had a woman in our program...( long pause)...once." I literally heard this comment during one of my interviews for an orthopedic surgery residency. It can be a little overwhelming and frankly scary to decide on a career path which is so male dominated. I went to medical school with an ...

Motivation Monday...let's get this started!!

10.05.20 10:38 PM By Adrienne Towsen - Comment(s)
Motivation Monday...let's get this started!!

Welcome to the first "Motivation Monday" post. Hopefully this content will be able to give you some insights into how we as working moms can try to stay motivated and inspired to set goals and achieve them no matter how big or how small. We will share some stories and personal victories, a...

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