Change is difficult and it can be incredibly uncomfortable.  What if it wasn’t so hard?  If I told you that there are three words with the power to change your life, would you believe me?

These three simple words can change your mindset and perspective.  They Can bring joy, enhance your performance and attract people to you.

Too often we talk about the things we have to do instead of the amazing things we get to do.

  • I have to take my kids to practice
  • I have to spend the weekend with my in-laws

With three simple words, We can re-frame our mindset and live in joy, happiness, contentment, and freedom.

What are these words?

I Get To!

I told you that they were simple. Do you see the difference between get to and have to?

Have to” shows need or obligation. “Get to” means privilege.

Replace the phrase have to with “get to” every chance you get!


  • I get to live this life. When others may have died young
  • I get to eat healthy food- where others may not have any food
  • I get to make a difference. In my children’s lives and the lives of my clients

Recognize: that you need a mindset change. Notice the areas in your life that cause frustration and evaluate how you react to them. Nothing is ever as bad as we claim.  Usually, it’s more of an inconvenience.

How you respond to something dictates the outcome.  I think Jack Canfield said that.  So, be careful with your words.  When you say negative words, negative outcomes prevail.

When you reframe a complaining woe-is-me attitude into a positive appreciative one you completely change the outcome of any situation in your life.   And we all know a positive attitude is the first step towards living a healthy and happy life!

Every day is a gift. Not an obligation

Every day you have the opportunity to learn, grow, teach, help, guide, and love.  It is up to you, you have the power!

You get to Make it a Great Day!

Healthy Living, Happy Life!

Denise Stegall
Denise Stegall

Hi, I’m Denise Stegall,

As a speaker, coach, and curator of Living Healthy List my experience ignites ideas, conversation, and connection. I am a connector, a leader who radiates emotional intelligence, strength, positivity, resilience, and a zest for life!

I bring you 20 years of experience/study in nutrition, cooking, exercise, and coaching to show you how you can enjoy a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life through nutrition and self-empowerment.

I earned my Bachelors’s Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Business Management with a focus on nutrition, experience in the hospitality industry and has certifications in Health Coaching, Life Coaching, Nutrition, ETP and Plant-Based Cooking.

My experience in cooking and nutrition delivers a unique perspective on what works (and doesn’t work) for most people.  The Living Healthy List Method uses three pillars: Eat Real Food, Make Good Decisions, and Be Accountable.  By following this simple plan anyone can have a truly healthy, happy, and fulfilling life.

As an authentic connector, inspirational thought leader I am determined to provide Living Healthy List readers with honest, reliable, research-backed content that can be implemented in real life to help you create a healthy, happy life you are working hard to find so you can grow, relax and transform into the person you always dreamed of being!  Feeling more confident.  Reaching beyond your limitations.  Enjoy life more and FLOURISH!