Take The Pressure Off… You’re Famous Enough

Marked by the assumption that the number of likes or follows determines our self worth, we're in a constant tizzy to be good enough, look pretty enough, sing perfect enough, and flash perfection across our social media pages. Instead of soaking up our days, living in the moment, breathing in the scent of our family,… Continue reading Take The Pressure Off… You’re Famous Enough

family, Inspiration, Uncategorized, worship

The 16-Hour Drive That Changed My Life

By the time I reached my senior year in high school I was a complete mess inside and out. Outwardly, I was in a major struggle against obesity, reaching my highest weight of 336 pounds. Everything hurt and was uncomfortable, all the time. Inwardly, where do I even begin. I was in such a broken,… Continue reading The 16-Hour Drive That Changed My Life

Inspiration, Uncategorized

DO IT… Even if that means doing it AFRAID.

It wasn't always so easy for me to stand in front of a large room full of people with their eyes on me. I remember a very pivotal moment that was a major turning point in my being absolutely terrified, to being not so scared. It's been more than a decade since then. It was… Continue reading DO IT… Even if that means doing it AFRAID.

Inspiration, Uncategorized

How being a person who “feels deeply” makes me a better writer…

There's this whole process to it, but I wouldn't say it's that complex. I've always been a thinker. Some have categorized me as an "OVER-thinker"... And I tend to agree. I quietly contemplate when something means a lot to me. When a specific something pops into my head and feels like an a-ha moment, a… Continue reading How being a person who “feels deeply” makes me a better writer…

family, Marriage, Travel

Washington D.C. Getaway

A perk of having a hubby who travels to attend conferences around the country is that sometimes I get to sneak away with him. This time it was to our favorite big city! We've visited Washington D.C. several times and loved it every time. Our kiddos have grandparents just three hours away from the city,… Continue reading Washington D.C. Getaway

Recipes, Travel, Vegan, Weight Loss Journey

Quick + Easy Breakfast/Coffee While Traveling

An easy way to keep the calories low at the start of the day to make up for extra treats throughout the day.

Uncategorized, Weight Loss Journey

How to Work your Willpower

I start the engine. I gain as much momentum as possible, as fast as I can. Surely this time I want it so badly that my willpower will be strong enough to dodge any obstacles that would try to keep me from staying on track with my weight loss plan. THIS time, I really want… Continue reading How to Work your Willpower

Uncategorized, Weight Loss Journey

Truths About Losing So Much Weight

"You must feel like a million bucks, now that you've lost all this weight, right?" Well. Not exactly. Sure, I feel a lot better in a lot of ways. But in other ways, I still have struggles that I never foresaw when I first began my weight loss journey. For starters, one of the biggest… Continue reading Truths About Losing So Much Weight