Too late for a #throwback? I was 26 and probably about 15 pounds lighter in the picture on the left. I was also exhausted from being a mom of two young kids and felt drained all the time. I was trying so hard to be the perfect mom and wife and was honestly miserable in … Continue reading Weight loss is nice, but what about the rest of your life?
Gratitude changes everything... Have you noticed that the practice of giving thanks is every where right now? And for good reason. Taking inventory of what is good in our lives can give us hope and can encourage us to carry on even when we are weary and feel like we are stuck in a hopeless … Continue reading Cultivate joy with the simple act of being grateful
I've been rocking my single mom status this week while my hubby is out of town for a work conference. One week may seem like a long time (and at one point it was for us too), but being a military family we have gotten used to long stretches of being split up whether for … Continue reading Every day can be Taco Tuesday with this easy one skillet meal
...be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged.. The other day I woke up, clicked my Bible app open and this was the verse that was there waiting for me. It was just what I needed that day as I was battling some pretty toxic anxiety and fear that has in the … Continue reading Want more confidence?
Wine in the mail? A few years back I had signed up for one of those monthly wine clubs where they sent you new bottles each month to try out, and one of the extra perks was that you got recipes to go with each bottle of wine. This was an amazing service and is … Continue reading This beet and goat cheese salad is to die for..
Raise your hand if you've ever said yes to something and almost immediately regretted it..yep, me too. I am not exactly sure why it is that we do that to ourselves, but it was one of my intentions coming into 2018 to save my yeses for only the best things to come my way. That … Continue reading Loving yourself and others more with your best yes
Who doesn't love a little motivation to start the week off on the right foot? I certainly have needed some encouragement to get this week started. I have been clouded by some fear and some anxiety today, and this quote just kept coming to mind. Maybe you find yourself in a position where you … Continue reading Time to take that leap of faith…
Hello and happy Friday! In the spirit of love with this week being Valentine's day after all I wanted to share with you three easy and super simple ways you can show yourself some love. Take time to reflect, to slow down, and really be present. We seem to live in a time where … Continue reading Friday Favorites-three things that might change your life…
"Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and get excited about what could go right." Life rewards action. It also rewards those that are courageous enough to take a step without knowing exactly how things will work out. I can tell you without a doubt, I've felt the most fulfilled and content in my … Continue reading Overwhelmed much? It’s time to claim your victory…
One day about a year ago I was combing through some of my old journals and started just randomly flipping through the pages reading some of the entries from as far back as several years. My eyes began to slowly fill with tears and a subtle sadness came over me.. I began to realize that … Continue reading What my journal taught me and how it changed my life