I know it's shocking isn't it? I have been every size from a teeny- tiny compact, acceptable and expected size 3 to my current and much larger, often unacceptable, plus size body and I can assure you that confidence doesn’t come from your pant size. I walk onto stages to speak, to share, to connect, … Continue reading Confidence Can’t be Found in Your Pant Size!
You’re FINE, they tell us. Stop crying. You’re a big girl aren’t you? Big girls don’t cry; do they? You're Fine As little girls, we're told this all the time. Wipe those tears my dear. You’re fine. Even when we’re clearly in distress, crying & upset we’re told to cut it out. Stop crying. Everyone … Continue reading Stop Crying They Say, You’re Fine!
To My Dearest Son Braedon, It’s been two years, 24 months, 730 agonizing days, 17,520 hours, two birthdays, two Christmases, two Easter's, two Mother’s Days, two Father's Days since you were called home. It feels like a thousand years since I was able to look into your sparkling eyes, see a room light up with … Continue reading 17,520 hours Since we Had to Say Goodbye
Do you have kids the salesman asked? No, I awkwardly reply. It just feels wrong to burden a stranger in this way. To bring him into my world and leave him lost for words to say; feeling guilty over something he had no part of and can do nothing about. No. It doesn’t seem right … Continue reading Still a Mom: For all the Momma’s who are Grieving this Mother’s Day
I love, love, loooooove shopping and supporting local small businesses. I don't know about you but I want to support the movers, the shakers, the doers, the dreamers & the change makers. I'm sure that's probably because I am one of them!! My greater purpose is to motivate, empower & inspire woman to embrace their … Continue reading It’s Not too Late to Shop Local this Mother’s Day!
The Transplant Clinic With Braedon (Don't feel like reading check out the pep talk here) You may be wondering what the heck does mashed potatoes have to do with perspective but stick with me and I promise to reveal all. Shortly after Braedon was diagnosed with Hepatopulmonary Syndrome we had to take a trip to … Continue reading How The Best Ever Mashed Potatoes Taught Me a Lesson on Perspective!
My Struggle is Real I’ve been quiet this last week. I’ve struggled to focus and struggled to show up here and in my life. This has become a part of my life now more so than ever before. Suddenly it’s like everything boils over at once and I can’t control it. The grief, PTSD and … Continue reading Are you Willing to give Yourself Grace?
#100BRAVETHINGS Project #23 I did it friends, 100 workouts in 100 days! This has been the longest challenge on my 100 Brave Things Project so far but #23 was crushed last week and guess what? I’m still going strong and got in workout #111 today. You may be wondering why I took on this challenge, … Continue reading 100 Workouts in 100 Days!
I'm Cured! Butting out for Good Earlier this month I celebrated my 8 year smoke-i-versary! Eight freaking years since I finally made one of the toughest habits to kick a thing of the past. After many failed attempts over almost 2 decades of smoking I quit smoking for good. Not only did I quit, I … Continue reading 39,944 Cigarettes Not Smoked: How I finally Cured Myself after almost 2 Decades!
I almost forgot to share this amazing news with all of you! Earlier this month I had the honor of receiving The Ladies of Influence, Lady of Resilience Award. Life has been so crazy ever since that I haven't had the chance to share this with all of you and to express my sincere gratitude … Continue reading A Dedication to my Angel Son