Own Your Life

I have been thinking a lot recently about how people achieve large scale success. I am talking Oprah.  Richard Branson.  Elon Musk.  Deep down I know they are no better than any of us.  But yet they have innovated a life that has defied all expectations. They are leaving a legacy that will last generations. …

Change your hair, Change your Life

I cut my hair on Saturday.  Like really short.  And I love it. Last summer I decided to grow my hair out.  The previous 15 years I basically had a pixie cut and decided to try and grow it out for something different.   For most people this is no big deal.  For me it was…

The Joy of a Quiet Mind

I am naturally a quiet person. I remember as a kid the teacher going to my mom “she is bright but prefers to eat and play by herself.”  And I did.  It wasn’t till middle school and hormones that I realized there was a gender called boys, and that social norms dictated I hang with…

Good Vibes Only and April Ramblings

And like that April is almost bye bye. And what a month it has been.  Bryce has been home all week with the flu. He is doing much better but every time he sneezes more snot comes out then I thought his little body could produce, which is both amusing and alarming at the same…

The Holiday Breakdown

I cried in the Dunkin Donuts drive thru line this morning. It started innocent enough. A image of my dad holding his coffee mug while shuffling to his home office and my mom yelling at Cindy and I to run to the car as we will be late AGAIN for school ran through my mind…

Just Put on Your Damn Swimsuit

Recently I have been seeing a lot about body positivity on Facebook, Instagram and various news outlets.  It seems like Millennials especially are embracing the movement and plus size models are becoming more mainstream. Fat is now a thing apparently. I have almost always been overweight. As a teenager it was awful because back then…

Acupuncture and Life Balance

Two days ago I got acupuncture again. I had gone 3 years ago to see if it would help my infertility and crazy hormone issues.  After 8 weeks of treatment I stopped going but got pregnant soon after.  Coincidence?  Maybe.  But I had never felt so “balanced” emotionally and physically and I am sure that…

Maybe Reality Really Does Bite

I turned 37 years old yesterday. I didn’t think it was going to bug me. I mean, 40 is the new 30, right? So I should be OK with turning another year older.  But I am a mess.  It isn’t the whole “I’m so damn old, woe is my aged self” thing that has me…

That Runners High

Seriously. Can I be honest with you? I don’t get that “runners high” so many people chase by logging mile after mile running.  I actually hate working out in general.  I hate giving up carbs and sugar.  I love glasses of wine and big dinners.  I love Chick-Fil-A.   And I really love these things called…

Exactly What I Needed

This weekend was exactly what I needed. I started January 1st with the phrase “highest potential.”  That is my 2016 resolution. To strive for my highest potential. I love this quote I read recently from Oprah Winfrey: “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. ” So true. So difficult…

Picture Day – A Toddler’s View

Being a kid sucks. I mean, to an adult, being a kid is awesome: you have zero responsibilities, zero stress; all you have to worry about is whether you want mac and cheese or chicken nuggets for dinner, or how many laps you can run around the couch before you get dizzy and fall over,…

Things I am thinking about lately

I haven’t done one of these in a while. Here I go…. I think Christmas seems to start earlier every year. I was in Lowes recently and they are FULL ON with the Christmas décor and music. I really am not ready to go there yet. Speaking of, I have no clue what to dress…