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”

Time To Start Shining

My life has been exceptionally difficult lately for reasons that many can relate to: isolation and loneliness as a result of quarantine, homeschooling and children home more often than before, heaviness that comes with living in a pandemic, job loss and navigating life for multiple months on unemployment, never-ending changes to routine, schedule, and householdContinue reading “Time To Start Shining”

Parenting While Struggling

I can’t keep all my sadness, frustration, unhappiness, and stress a secret from my children. Maybe there are parents who are good at this, but I am an open book. When I’m happy I’m larger than life with enthusiasm, laughter, and excitement; I talk too fast, jump around, and my teenager often tells me toContinue reading “Parenting While Struggling”

Perspective is Powerful

I had big plan for this year; a vision of starting a new decade with purpose and passion, and making shit happen in significant ways – no more talking about it, no more thinking about it, no more making plans. It was going to be the year I stopped standing in my own way. ItContinue reading “Perspective is Powerful”

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”

One of Those Days

“You can feel good in contrast to the hard times you’re in.” -unknown Today was one of those days where fear, uncertainty, and exhaustion took over, and I cried. . . and cried. . . and cried. I’m so tired of life being hard. I’m tired of feeling like I’m always surviving, adapting, shifting, andContinue reading “One of Those Days”

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”