Turn Your Face Toward the Sun: How to Survive the Storms in Life

I’ve been fixated on the sun lately. Probably because spring has finally sprung and I’m seeing a lot more of that beautiful glowing sphere in the sky! While most of us have been going about our busy lives these past months the earth has been actively tilting toward the sun. Yay! All thanks to the … Read more

Wabi-Sabi: Finding Beauty in Imperfection

The other day the topic of struggling with our imperfections came up in conversation. My friends and I volleyed back and forth the things we’ve wrestled with over the years regarding our flaws. Disorganization, lack of punctuality, the tendency to be moody, impulsiveness, control-freak behavior, overspending tendencies, and highly emotional outbursts were a few that … Read more

Less Busywork, More Contribution

This year I’m “snowbirding” in Florida. It was either work from my home office in Missouri and be a part of the “cold-warm-snowy-warm again-icy-warm-again” rollercoaster weather we have in the midwest or sit in my makeshift office on our back deck in Florida and do my work from there. Hmmm….stare out my office window at … 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

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

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

How‌ ‌to‌ ‌Beat‌ ‌Burnout‌ ‌and‌ ‌Get‌ ‌Back‌ ‌to‌ ‌Balance

I went to Target the other day for one thing (a birthday card) and came out with a cartful. Can you relate? A Pumpkin-Caramel-Latte-Honey-Orange candle was calling my name, the kitchen fall towel set was too cute to pass up, the orange and navy blue flannel shirt jacket (called a shacket, btw) fit me perfectly, … Read more

Are You Self-Serving or Serving Others? 5 Benefits of Being an Everyday Servant

DISCLAIMER: This blog is not intended to be all butterflies, rainbows, and unicorns or portray me as a goody-two-shoes. Absolutely not! My motivation for writing this is to gently remind you that life speeds by at warp speed and we get one chance at it. Many people are emotionally and physically drained, are juggling numerous … Read more