Why Brave? Do you pick a focus word for the year? I do this exercise every year and back in 2019, the word I chose was ‘BRAVE’. My son, Braedon, had passed away only seven months earlier and experiencing the first holidays he wasn’t a part of was heartbreaking. Facing a new year without him … Continue reading Why you Need to be BRAVE Today!
In some of the worst, most heart wrenching moments of my life, gratitude was there for me. Gratitude actually saved me. It helped pull me from my pain. It brought me back into the beautiful memories that made up my son Braedon’s life. It helped remind me that although my beautiful boy’s life was short, … Continue reading What you Need to Know About the Powerful ways Gratitude can Change your Life!
I Wanted to Quit Before it Started! It was downpouring when I pulled into the driveway and parked my truck. I sat there for 15 minutes while contemplating driving away and bailing on the commitment I made to myself. I wanted to drive away; I really really wanted to drive away. I was desperately searching … Continue reading D.F.L. #100bravethingsproject #26 Duathlon
You and only you are responsible for your dash!!! I heard that on a podcast and shivers crawled up my back and down my arms. Wow. So what is this dash I'm referring too? It's the one that will follow your birthday after you pass; it will separate the date of your birth from the … Continue reading You are Responsible for your DASH!!
#100bravethingsproject #26 Say Cheese~ 40th Birthday Photoshoot! I avoided the camera for years. It made me anxious, annoyed even when people i.e. friends insisted on capturing a photo every time we got together. We don’t need another photo I thought, ashamed and embarrassed. I had gained weight, a lot of weight; I didn’t want to … Continue reading I Won’t Hide my Body, I won’t Apologize!
This was the training I delivered last night inside, Embrace your BRAVE Tribe; my online group membership. You guys, I loved every minute of it; my soul was in awe. I loved prepping and preparing for this live coaching session. I loved connecting with these amazing women who have literally helped bring one of my … Continue reading Make this your Best Year Yet!!
The big 4~0 has arrived you guys and I couldn’t be more grateful. Grateful you say, with a question mark. Grateful for growing older, you might be repeating in a confused tone? Wait, what? When people complain about growing older it makes me feel like the sound of sharp jagged nails scraping down a chalkboard. … Continue reading Celebrating 40, Growing Older is a Privilege Not Everyone Gets !
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!
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
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!