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
Big, beaming, sparkling eyes looking straight up at mine, piercing my heart without even knowing she’s doing it, her hand in mine, her heart jolly, her smile radiant… and out of nowhere that feeling of immense, overwhelming, breathtaking, eyes-welling-up-with-tears, soul-deep love floods over me. I love her so much. And as I do countless times… Continue reading “I love you” …for the millionth time.
Anybody else have a love/hate relationship with exercise? When I’m on a roll, I love exercising. For a while anyway. Then as time goes on I start getting bored with doing the same things over and over again. I start thinking I should be seeing more progress than I’m actually seeing. Then I begin to… Continue reading How to Jump Back into Exercising
I remember when my first-born turned two. I hadn’t had much of a party for her on her first birthday, but for her second, I was going all out! I arranged a huge birthday bash in a big park with lots of people and more cupcakes than could be consumed. I remember the preparation that… Continue reading Toddler Birthday Party Simplified (and stress-free)
Stop it. Stop scrolling right now. You don’t need to look at one more perfect picture on social media. You need to take a break, look at your own life, and your uniquely amazing self, and realize what incredible things you have to offer to the world. It’s hard to do, isn’t it?! I get… Continue reading Be the Watercolor Painting
I feel like on average, there are approximately uhmmm –umpteen BILLION notifications sent and received every day through social media, texts, emails, phone calls, whatEVER. I honestly don’t even know how in the world we even begin to keep up with them. And how did we even live life without them in years of our not-so-distant past?… Continue reading Social(media) Butterfly