Dozens of self-help books litter my bookshelves from Anne Lamott, Gabby Bernstein, to Shauna Niequist. I have also read Marianne Williamson, and I can't quite stomach Rachel Hollis, but I have read more than half of Girl, Wash Your Face; sorry people she is way too overzealous and tough love for me. Brene Brown's Gift [...]
The other day I read a post by Rachel Macy Stafford, otherwise known as the Hands Free Mama. She said we should share songs with people, you can read that post here. Songs have spoken to me always. And today was no different. Coming home from the grocery store Zach Williams' Fear is a Liar [...]
It has been awhile since I have written a lessons post. I thought a new year would be a good time to reflect on what I have re-learned or learned or remembered from this past year. I am going to use this look back as a guide to help my way forward this year. First [...]
Maybe this diet is driving me crazy, or perhaps it's the news that another precious baby is now in heaven because cancer took over her nine-year-old body, which by the way is beyond awful...beyond devastating...or maybe it's because it's a Friday and I feel like there are so many damn problems in the world I [...]
This weekend I had the opportunity for an all-girls overnight. A couple of moms and I took our daughters to the Niall Horan concert. It was refreshing. My daughter was in heaven with all the make-up and hair curling. She was excited to be around all that feminine energy. I was, too. We had a [...]
Y'all I saw Jen Hatmaker last week on the Moxie Matters Tour, and I just have to say Hallelujah and Amen. She is such a down to earth, genuine human. She showed up sick and tired and persevered through the evening. She is just one of my favorite humans. The theme of the evening centered [...]
I should have walked today. The past few months I have been working up my stamina; getting back into shape, counting calories. I think it's working. Sunday I ran a 10K. Okay, I jogged 5+ miles of a 10K and walked the rest. The next day I ran another 5K and the day after that [...]
Ready...set...run. Ready...set...hide. Ready...set...blend. Ready...set...invisible. These are my default. If you were to meet me or see me out and about after just knowing me from my blog I think you would be surprised. I am the girl who stands away from the crowd. I am the one who doesn't speak up. The first to arrive [...]
There are moments when I am alone with my thoughts and usually that is a good thing, but sometimes my mind starts to stir with worry. Usually I am pretty good about focusing back in on the present. I know it isn't healthy to live in the past or too far in the future, but [...]
So I had one of those Oprah "Ah-ha" moments today. I think it took a bunch of little things running together to help this "ah-ha" moment smack me in the brain and reach my stream of consciousness, but that is how these things work. The beginning is always the best place to start. It all [...]
Yes, yesterday I talked about the kindness revolution starting within all of us and today I am writing a blog titled Crabby Patty; the irony is not lost on me. Promise. No crossies. There is just this itty bit of crabbiness that is lingering in me. Maybe it's because we can't get out the door [...]
Some need tangible proof to believe. I have had to live without it. Maybe that's enough...
Wednesdays and listening to YouTube can be eventful. I had an epiphany I want to share with you...
So over the last 39 years I have learned some things about birthdays. I thought I would share what I have learned with you here. Here are the 39 things I have learned about birthdays in no specific order. Buy yourself a present. Maybe it's a grande non-fat, vanilla, chai latte or maybe it's a [...]
At a reading last week, a client asked me why does this year suck so bad? Why is everything so damn hard? (Side note: Yes, I am slowly doing readings again - but be ready for a wait: I am doing them very little and most will NOT be in person) Shit, life is hard people. [...]