Living Out Loud; Without Apology

OK, maybe I need to explain myself. For the rest of this year, 2020, I am not going to be self conscious, not going to be concerned about what people think of me, not going to try too hard, not going to care if people think I am showing off or begging for attention. I…

Stop Settling For Basic

I believe that sometimes we settle in life because we want to be polite, it’s easier, comfortable or we are not the type to “ruffle feathers.” Sometimes we settle because it is easier than getting real with ourselves and acknowledging our needs and desires. We sometimes think it is easier to solve someone else’s problems…

How to Spot Gaslighting and Survive it

Have you ever listened to someone speak where nothing means anything and your reality seems to be made up? There is so much confusion, chaos and everything said is turned inside out? This is a phenomenon called “gaslighting” and I know we all had been hearing so much about it lately. “Gaslighting” is a term…

How I Gave Up Good For Great

“To be given the gift of life is extraordinary and the best thing we can do is live it as fabulously as we can.” -Alex Kingston Most people will never actually experience true success. Why? Because they are unwilling to actually take over the position of CEO of their life. They allow others to control…

8 Thoughts of Why People Settle in Relationships

Hardly anyone wants to admit that they settle. Whether we want to admit it or not, we sometimes find ourselves settling in life… in our jobs, in our friendships, and our romantic relationships. I believe when we find ourselves settling in our relationships, we are choosing quantity over quality, and honestly, we are really denying…

How To Start Owning Your Decisions

I know that I do not speak for myself when I say that I was truly ill-equipped to make my own decisions as a young woman. From parents not allowing us to make small decisions as children to our friends and family imposing their personal opinions and desires on us as we grow into adulthood…

You Are Not Broken!

For many years, I really spent a lot of time doubting myself. Always wishing that I had a different body or looked different, had a better financial situation or a different life.  It took me a moment but I did realize that I needed to accept myself, the way I was…right then. We have to…

I Stopped Chasing Perfection

I think have spent most of my adult life chasing a certain number in my bank account, a certain number on the scale…friends…careers…you know where I am going. I wanted everything that made me look like I had it all together. I know that I am not the only one. SO….what “perfect” thing have you…

I’m Outgrowing People and That’s Ok

As we get older..we tend to outgrow things. We have outgrown our clothes, our tastes and there are certain things that we just aren’t going to do anymore. Have you outgrown Santa and the tooth fairy? Maybe you have outgrown wrestling your younger siblings or dainty little tea parties (can’t say that I have!)…it happens….

Opening Up Will Change Your Life

I used to be more outgoing in my young adult years. I wanted to be around everybody. I wanted to have get-togethers every weekend…now…not so much. As time has gone on and my focus has been more on raising productive members of society, I have turned into somewhat of a hermit. I rarely shared my…