2020 has been a wild year. A year none of us expected and certainly, one that’ll stand out for us for years to come. Trips were cancelled, weddings were postponed. There were mini graduation ceremonies – virtually. Face time calls and girls’ nights and family reunions happening over Zoom. There were people singing on balconies … Continue reading Life lessons from the year of the Pandemic!
Why Brave? Do you pick a focus word for the year? I do this exercise every year and back in 2019, the word I chose was ‘BRAVE’. My son, Braedon, had passed away only seven months earlier and experiencing the first holidays he wasn’t a part of was heartbreaking. Facing a new year without him … Continue reading Why you Need to be BRAVE Today!
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!
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
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!
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
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
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