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!
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!
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!
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?!
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!
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!
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!
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
When You Still Want to Lose Weight By Guest Blogger Joan Ridsdel I made the decision to stop dieting and follow the path to Intuitive Eating and Living because I wanted freedom from dieting. It was as if I’d been given a gift, an opportunity to clear my mind from all the food and body “rules” … Continue reading Letting go of Dieting for Good!
I talk a lot about mindset and how important it is. I truly believe that you need to get your mindset under control in order to start living your dreams and to become the best version of you! I understand how easy it can be to get caught up in the whirlwind of negative thinking. … Continue reading Improve Your Mind Set: 3 Ways