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
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
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.
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…
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A letter from Father to grown-up daughter...
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
"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
As clearly as the highest quality of crystal, I remember that night. The night before my weight loss journey began. I was nineteen years young, 336 pounds, and a complete mess on the inside. I had been bullied relentlessly, beginning in Kindergarten and continuing all the way through high school. Everything hurt. It was hard… Continue reading Weight Loss Journey: The Night I Reached My Breaking Point
I used to think that new year's resolutions were for the birds. Then I found a new perspective. Losing weight, advancing in a career, getting out of debt, or whatEVER it might be, most of us have things we want to accomplish in the new year. We can call it a resolution, a set of… Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do TODAY To Get Ready For The New Year