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!!
#100bravethings Project # 25 A lot of people would call it a failure. She bombed it. Missed. Total fail. Messed up. She didn’t even finish. So embarrassing. In fact someone even said to me, it’s going to be hard to tell people that you didn’t finish it. I very quickly replied, not at all. I’m … Continue reading Failing the Fundy Footpath!
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!
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