Heartaches and Hallelujahs

Heartache, crises, and chaos have hounded me the past several weeks.   I’ve attended a funeral for someone very young, heard the news that a friends cancer has spread, grudgingly quarantined (again), watched someone close to me relapse with an eating disorder, had long-awaited plans abruptly canceled, and did a 180° pivot from the plans … Read more

Body Image: Seeing Your Body as Beautiful

I thought I had conquered the Negative Body Image Beast once and for all and then lo and behold a few weeks ago she reared her ugly head. I know her well. She plagued me for years as I struggled with an eating disorder in my late teens and early 30’. You probably know her … Read more

11 Reflection Questions to Help You In the New Year

Well, 2021 has come and gone. The year, for many, started out with high expectations of good health, reunions with friends, and carefree living and ended with sour attitudes of “Will this virus ever end?”, “Good riddance 2021!”, and “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!”.  If I’m honest, my attitude wasn’t … Read more

What Not to Wear

On a recent cold and dreary Sunday, I was mindlessly channel surfing when I came across reruns of “What Not to Wear” on TV. Remember that show? The one where Stacy London and Clinton Kelly helped seemingly hopeless dressers learn a thing or two about fashion and begin stepping up their wardrobe game. I used … Read more

20‌ ‌Gifts‌ ‌That‌ ‌Give‌ ‌Back‌ ‌in‌ ‌2021‌

Do Good.  Feel Good. Do you ever struggle between wanting to find the perfect gift and making that gift meaningful? I do.  That’s why I try to find gifts that give back.  I want to do good and feel good and give twice the joy.  I browsed the internet to find some of the most … Read more

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in a Family Tree

I’m the unofficial pictorial historian of our family. When our dad passed away a few years ago, my siblings gave the OK for me to take the old framed black and white family photos.  Nothing excites me more than to see the faces of my long-gone relatives adorning the wall at our cabin. I see … Read more

Lifting Others up is Great Strength Training

I’m one of those people who enjoys going to the gym. For me it’s never been about losing weight or fitting into a certain size. Nope, my goal has always been to become stronger and healthier and increase my endurance. I’ve been trying to do wide-grip pull ups for a long time now (they’re harder … Read more

What to Say (and Not Say) to Someone In Times of Trouble

If you’ve read any of my blogs you already know that I’ve been on a mission the last several years to slow down, to become more in touch with what’s happening around me, and to be intentional about my relationships.  There’s another area of my life I’ve been focusing on thinking before I speak. While … Read more