top of page
Fitness for Body, Mind and Spirit

GreenNote Life

Fitness for the body, mind & spirit

Recommended Readings
Positive mindset
Mindset - The New Psychology of Success - How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

Dweck’s research reflects two ways of thinking; growth mindset and fixed mindset. Essentially we can achieve success, reach our goals through hard work and thinking without limits. In other words, it’s more than our abilities and talent that can propel us to greatness.  You don’t have to be born a genius to learn.  Anyone can.  She sites many examples. This books would be valuable to anyone, but especially for parents, teachers, and coaches. Give it a read. It has made me look at learning and achieving goals in a much different manner. I wish had this book in school.

Mental toughness to succeed


Unbeatable Mind - Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level by Mark Divine

This book found me. I was searching for it without knowing that it existed.  The author is a former commander of the Navy SEALs.  He is the real deal. Intelligent, a physical specimen, and has the mental toughness and calmness that could make a feather float slower. I’ve had the good fortune to attend one of his training camps and retreats that was one of the best experiences of my life. Yes, a bold statement. Like I said, this book found me.  It explains that we all have different areas of our lives, ‘mountains’, that we must consistently work on to improve ourselves so that we may serve others.  At the heart of this book is that we are capable of far more than we think we are - we’ve been kept in the dark from this knowledge. This book sheds light on our path to accomplishment.

The Obstacle is the Way - The Timeless Art of Turning Trials not Triumph
by Ryan Holiday

Wanting to improve oneself, being faced with challenges or obstacles, is nothing new. Humans have been doing so for centuries. This book points out with fantastic examples from the Stoics that the obstacles themselves which stand in our way of success is precisely the way. Basically, it shows how to take our adversities and make them our advantages. Holiday includes many quotes of these philosophers, including Marcus Aurelius, “The impediment to action advances action.  What stands in the way becomes the way.” Good stuff. For me, this way of thinking, the words of these philosophers really cleanses the mind. It removes the gunk and nourishes it with richness of words.

Recommended Meditations

                           (I use this on a daily basis)



Recommended Podcasts


Tara Brach with Tara Brach

Tara has been meditating for years. Through her podcast she brings insight and awareness into emotional healing and spiritual awakening.

Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine

Former Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine shares wisdom in developing your Mental, Physical, Emotional, Intuitive, and Kokoro Spirit.  He interviews numerous guests that share their experiences and paths they’ve taken.

Fitness for  Mind

Lisa's GreenNote Blog


“You have power over your mind

- not outside events.

Realize this, and you will find strength.”

~ Marcus Aurelius





This page is intentionally named “Fitness for Mind” to help reinforce the awareness that the mind, like the body, must be trained. From our thoughts, to the foods we eat, and what we watch and read, all impact its strength. Find your inspiration in the GreenNote Fitness weekly newsletters and take a look at the recommended reading, meditations, and podcasts.


Fitness for Mind

bottom of page