#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!
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
My Struggle is Real I’ve been quiet this last week. I’ve struggled to focus and struggled to show up here and in my life. This has become a part of my life now more so than ever before. Suddenly it’s like everything boils over at once and I can’t control it. The grief, PTSD and … Continue reading Are you Willing to give Yourself Grace?
Get More out of Life Be Present. So many of us are struggling with this one. We’re living in a fast paced world and we barely have time to slow down and focus on the present moment. We’re so connected it’s hard to focus on what’s happening right now and be completely present in what … Continue reading 5 Ways to get More out of Life!
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!
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 #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
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
Are you Afraid of Heights? How would you feel about going over the edge and rappelling down the Hilton in Saint John? I'm terrified of heights but this year I decided that I was going to step into my bravery. I'm going to get comfortable not just stepping but jumping and leaping outside my comfort … Continue reading I’m afraid, are you?