Spontaneity, Self-Care, and Snow

I love exploring and seeing something new. I love the anticipation of looking forward to something. I’m quick to make plans, I often come-up with an idea and run out the door to make it happen “right now”, and I crave experiences that add value and create variety in my life. There’s a mindset shift,Continue reading “Spontaneity, Self-Care, and Snow”

A New Affirmation

There are times when my heart aches and I question why I’ve had to go through so much hardship. Once I’m far enough past a difficult event I’m often able to identify blessings, recognize growth in myself, and sometimes even be thankful for the ways life has changed for the better because of the hardship.Continue reading “A New Affirmation”

Why I Write

There’s an honest conversation about the struggles we all face that is missing or masked over by the way we present ourselves to others. Because only the best version of our lives gets publicly shared or discussed in most conversations, culturally we’ve created a new standard for “normal” that’s heavily filtered, posed, and always perfect,Continue reading “Why I Write”

Scared To Try Again

The contradiction between my emotions and dreams has halted my progress. I’m stuck and desperate to be freed from this cage, yet lacking the strength necessary to fight. I don’t feel like myself and I don’t like it. We can all say that this year has been tough, but I always look for the upsideContinue reading “Scared To Try Again”

A Little More Heart

Let me paint a picture for you: A divorced mom of three is unemployed. The bills keep showing-up on time and mouthes still need to be fed. With each passing day the weight of her situation increases, and she finds herself crying almost daily. On top of the added financial stresses of unemployment, she stillContinue reading “A Little More Heart”

Understand Your Love Languages

Your love language can be used against you, and the impact is significantly greater than other offenses or injuries thrown at you, because it’s the most direct path to your heart. Breakthroughs don’t always show up with lightening and thunder, announcing significance in a way that forces you to pay attention. Sometimes clarity, self-discovery, andContinue reading “Understand Your Love Languages”

I Want To Be Free

“What good are wings without the courage to fly?” -unknown Fear of the unknown is natural, yet I’m quick to overthink and often resist change, while also wishing life could be easier or make more sense. I want to stop spending so much time searching for reasons and answers in everything. Maybe sometimes shit justContinue reading “I Want To Be Free”

Manifest Your Dreams

I believe in the law of attraction. I’m talking about mindset, visualization, energy, and the belief that what you desire can become a reality. Every day when I wake up I breathe deeply and tell myself I’m excited about the day and thankful for another opportunity to live my life, and that energy sets meContinue reading “Manifest Your Dreams”

Show-up for Yourself

Do you consider the heart of people when you meet them? We live in a culture where appearance is valued over substance, and we’re living in an era where everyone presents only the best of their life on social media, creating a false reality that’s used as a benchmark for unhealthy expectations and self-destructive comparison.Continue reading “Show-up for Yourself”

Faking Happiness

Even if “faking happiness” doesn’t become the title of my book, it’ll definitely be a major theme since it’s the foundation of most of my heartache, and the way I approached living starting as young adult. I became a master of secrecy and pretending for the ability to appear happy, and over time developed aContinue reading “Faking Happiness”