Ordinary, Happily Ever After

My darling baby girl, Except you aren’t quite a baby anymore.  You’re a beautiful young woman who is just beginning to feel the excitement that life, and love, have to offer you.  It’s pretty cool, isn’t it?  You know that feeling you get when he walks into a room or you see his name pop […]

A Letter to my Daughter – 5 Ways to Heal a Broken Heart

My darling baby girl, Except you aren’t quite a baby anymore.  You’re a beautiful young woman who is just beginning to feel the excitement that life, and love, have to offer you.  It’s pretty cool, isn’t it?  You know that feeling you get when he walks into a room or you see his name pop […]

A Letter to my Daughter – 5 Ways to Heal a Broken Heart

So… I’m divorced.  A divorced Mormon.  Whoa. How’s that for a phrase I’d never thought I’d say.  But you know what, I never thought I’d say I lived in New Jersey, I never thought I’d prefer reading non-fiction to fiction, and I never thought I’d fall in love with MMA.  Life is full of so […]

Confessions of a Divorced Mormon

So… I’m divorced.  A divorced Mormon.  Whoa. How’s that for a phrase I’d never thought I’d say.  But you know what, I never thought I’d say I lived in New Jersey, I never thought I’d prefer reading non-fiction to fiction, and I never thought I’d fall in love with MMA.  Life is full of so […]

Confessions of a Divorced Mormon

10 weeks ago I started an 8 Weeks to Awesome Facebook group and, with the support of the lovely ladies there, I tried to lose 20 pounds in 8 weeks. I didn’t. I lost 8.  Mostly because of my tonsillectomy. But I’m actually totally cool with it and loved the group so much that I’m […]

8 Weeks to Awesome Week 1 Meal Plan

10 weeks ago I started an 8 Weeks to Awesome Facebook group and, with the support of the lovely ladies there, I tried to lose 20 pounds in 8 weeks. I didn’t. I lost 8.  Mostly because of my tonsillectomy. But I’m actually totally cool with it and loved the group so much that I’m […]

8 Weeks to Awesome Week 1 Meal Plan

This morning I kicked off my 8 Weeks to Awesome weight loss challenge.  As I was creating the meal plan printable for the week, I did a quick google search to find common ways my participants could reward themselves for meeting their goals. And the more I read, the more annoyed I got.  At the […]

No. A Bubble Bath is Not a Way to Reward Yourself.

This morning I kicked off my 8 Weeks to Awesome weight loss challenge.  As I was creating the meal plan printable for the week, I did a quick google search to find common ways my participants could reward themselves for meeting their goals. And the more I read, the more annoyed I got.  At the […]

No. A Bubble Bath is Not a Way to Reward Yourself.

I’ve been a runner for more than 20 years.  I love running.  I’m not even very good, but I still love going out for a nice, hard run in the morning. But, after 20+ years, all the articles I read about the dangers of running and the importance of cross training got to me.  Eventually […]

The Best Diet and Exercise for Your Personality Type

I’ve been a runner for more than 20 years.  I love running.  I’m not even very good, but I still love going out for a nice, hard run in the morning. But, after 20+ years, all the articles I read about the dangers of running and the importance of cross training got to me.  Eventually […]

The Best Diet and Exercise for Your Personality Type

I’m a fan of Jello.  I love how it feels on my throat (especially right now when it’s sore).  I’m also a fan of Crystal Light.  It’s one of my favorite afternoon “I need something yummy right now” treats (at least it is when I have enough self control to grab that instead of my […]

Crystal Light Jello

I’m a fan of Jello.  I love how it feels on my throat (especially right now when it’s sore).  I’m also a fan of Crystal Light.  It’s one of my favorite afternoon “I need something yummy right now” treats (at least it is when I have enough self control to grab that instead of my […]

Crystal Light Jello

Yesterday, I was listening to Think and Grow Rich for Women And heard something that really resonated with me. The author was was talking about procrastination. Something I struggle with. She said procrastination is the opposite of decision and rather than avoiding the negative feelings associate with a particular action, procrastination actually CREATES those negative feelings. […]

Screw Fear – Screw Procrastination

Yesterday, I was listening to Think and Grow Rich for Women And heard something that really resonated with me. The author was was talking about procrastination. Something I struggle with. She said procrastination is the opposite of decision and rather than avoiding the negative feelings associate with a particular action, procrastination actually CREATES those negative feelings. […]

Screw Fear – Screw Procrastination

I almost lost a client! See this gorgeous woman right here? I almost didn’t let myself take this picture. I almost chickened out of this session. I had recently moved my studio upstairs and she was going to be my first client in the new space. I spent my entire weekend painting my entry way, […]

Screw Fear!

I almost lost a client! See this gorgeous woman right here? I almost didn’t let myself take this picture. I almost chickened out of this session. I had recently moved my studio upstairs and she was going to be my first client in the new space. I spent my entire weekend painting my entry way, […]

Screw Fear!

I have a confession. I’m not perfect. Surprise! I’m a recovering co-dependent and control freak, I have battled depression, self-loathing, self-sabatoge, and more insecurities than I can count. I’m a freaking mess. Or at least I used to be.  I’m not anymore.  I have moments when I feel like I’m falling apart (like when my […]

Screw Insecurity Mentoring Program

I have a confession. I’m not perfect. Surprise! I’m a recovering co-dependent and control freak, I have battled depression, self-loathing, self-sabatoge, and more insecurities than I can count. I’m a freaking mess. Or at least I used to be.  I’m not anymore.  I have moments when I feel like I’m falling apart (like when my […]

Screw Insecurity Mentoring Program

I love self-portraits. Actually, I love most pictures of me. Weird, right? It’s like I’m a six-year-old.  I must have some sort of crazy self-confidence and think that the camera absolutely loves me. Um, no. I’m ridiculously insecure, I hate my chin and nose, my six kids and 3 c-sections have left me with a […]

3 Tips for a Killer Self-Portrait

I love self-portraits. Actually, I love most pictures of me. Weird, right? It’s like I’m a six-year-old.  I must have some sort of crazy self-confidence and think that the camera absolutely loves me. Um, no. I’m ridiculously insecure, I hate my chin and nose, my six kids and 3 c-sections have left me with a […]

3 Tips for a Killer Self-Portrait

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