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
So your probably wondering why I'm writing an entire blog post about my shoes? These shoes actually belonged to my son Braedon. He got these from me on what became his very last Christmas here on Earth. They're actually too big but I wear them anyway because they have special meaning and power. Where do … Continue reading My Magical Shoes…say what?!
Our time is LIMITED. It's easy for most people to forget that we don't get to live forever. We nonchalantly tell ourselves tomorrow, when the time is right, when the kids are older, when life is less crazy or even worse. We tell ourselves SOMEDAY! Waking up to a world without Braedon reminds me every … Continue reading 5 Steps to Making your Dreams a Reality!
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
LET GO OF NEGATIVE THINKING AND MINDSET & DITCH YOUR INNER MEAN GIRL ONCE & FOR ALL! IN ALL SERIOUSNESS THIS IS SOMETHING SO MANY PEOPLE REALLY STRUGGLE WITH. Many people struggle with the inner mean girl who has taken up residence their minds and attacks them on the regular. Let's call her Pam. If … Continue reading Ditch your Inner Mean Girl
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
Guest Post By Whitly Jane When was the last time you looked in the mirror and unconditionally loved the person staring back at you? The perfections and flaws? At the end of the day, we just want to love and be loved. What’s taken your love away? Was it the decades of cruel words by … Continue reading 5 Steps to Self Love