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
Sometimes in life we are faced with things we think we have no control over and sometimes in life we are faced with things that we actually have absolutely no control over. For me losing Braedon was one of those things. I prayed, I asked others to pray and I pleaded with God for a … Continue reading Five Ways to own Your Power!
My eyes were closed, my lips trembled and a few tears overflowed dispite my best effort to keep them abayas. I focused on my breath. Deep breaths. Slow breaths. Inhaling through my nose, filling my chest and releasing through my mouth as I tried to keep it together. Although I was sitting uncomfortably in hard … Continue reading Changed by Loss
#100BRAVETHINGS #19 This past Sunday I was #bravelikebraedon and completed #100bravethings #19 at Be the Balance Retreat. I took the stage in front of an audience of 130; over four times the size of the largest crowd I had previously spoken in front of. As the speaker up before me took the stage I could … Continue reading THE HARDEST WORDS I’VE EVER SAID OUT LOUD
Even Though I'm Living Every Parents Worst Nightmare Even though I had to live through another holiday without Braedon. Even though I had an amazing weekend with my family but still felt unbelievable lonely. Even though I smiled while quietly aching under the surface. Even though I woke today feeling incredibly empty, I also felt … Continue reading Creating Light in Darkness: Gratitude Through Loss
Sponsored by uresta You’re here, so I’m assuming that grabbed your attention. Maybe you can relate or you were just looking for a funny story. The truth is, I both exaggerated and downplayed the issue in the title. If I’m being completely honest I didn’t actually pee my pants but it’s been an issue for … Continue reading I Peed My Pants Once! #100bravethings #18
To The Man who Abandoned Me: 100 Brave Things Project I hope these words find you... Written diagonally across my paper from the top left corner to the bottom right corner in big bubbly pink and purple leaders read, Happy Sister's Day Becky. Another school year was almost over and it had been three years … Continue reading To The Man who Abandoned Me: Robert (Bob) Kennedy
Per·son·al, /ˈpərs(ə)n(ə)l/ adjective adjective: personal of, affecting, or belonging to a particular person rather than to anyone else. De·vel·op·ment, /dəˈveləpmənt/ noun, noun: development a specified state of growth or advancement. Personal. Development. It’s almost a cliché in the sea of social media ads and infomercials. It makes me think of PD days for teachers or language training for that next government … Continue reading Money See, Money Do