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!
#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!
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!
Living in the Moment and Mindfulness So what does it mean to live more in the moment and why the heck does it matter? Living in the moment can also be referred to as mindfulness. It’s about being intentionally present in what you are doing. In today's fast paced world where we’re bombarded with messages … Continue reading Five ways to Live more in the Moment!
Where do I even begin? You were home to some of the best and some of the worst moments and days of my life. You wrapped up a twisted wild ride and delivered it over a decade. I experienced more love and joy than I ever dreamed possible. I became a doer, a seeker and … Continue reading To the Decade that Tried to Break Me!
#100bravethings #21 Resolution 5 Km Run I did it. I ran a 5km just before the decade ended. I know it’s not that impressive but running a 5km has been on my goals list for an embarrassing length of time. I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve wanted to do this for TEN YEARS! Why … Continue reading Willing to Finish Last
Are you wondering how you can get more focused and committed to your biggest goals? Are you tired of setting goals, writing them out but then never taken action? That used to be me. Year after year I’d set a bunch of goals at the beginning of the year and end up disappointed at the … Continue reading 3 Ideas to Supercharge your Biggest Goals and Dreams