How many times a day do you tell yourself a lie? No matter how big or small, do you speak a non-truth inside the confines of your own head? MAYBE it doesn't seem like an issue to you because come on, who doesn't say a white lie every now and then? And what's the big … Continue reading Do you LIE to yourself?
We all experience different types of pain - emotional, physical, spiritual, mental. The way it affects us is never the same as it often manifests in many different forms. Sometimes the pain comes and goes, sometimes it lingers, sometimes it leaves a dark shadow over our daily existence. How each of us deals with this … Continue reading Invisible Pain
We hear it all the time, "try something new...try something unexpected." Yet more often than not, we don't go down the unknown path, we don't venture past the comforts of our daily existence. But why is that? What are we so afraid of that keeps us from being adventurous in this life of ours? Perhaps … Continue reading Do Something out of Your Comfort Zone
Being vulnerable is never easy, nor does it come naturally to most of us. Webster's dictionary defines the word 'vulnerable' as: capable of being physically or emotionally wounded; or open to attack or damage. The definition itself is scary and probably makes most of us NOT want to be vulnerable because honestly, why would we … Continue reading Do you Have the Courage to be Vulnerable?
It has been said time and time again that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I agree with this statement, yet constantly have to remind myself that beauty is defined differently by different people. Anyone can say that you are pretty or ugly or skinny or fat...but when that person is yourself, then … Continue reading Stop Being Your Own Worst Critic
For my friends who are parents, please pat yourselves on the back for a job well done. Seriously, open up the champagne and break out the fine china because you truly DESERVE it. If you didn't lose, body slam, or go to the ER with your child today, then you are WINNING at this thing … Continue reading Being a Parent is HARD
To all the children, young and old...this is for you, love Mom With your birth my world turned upside down, and with each breath you took, my heart skipped around. For years I held you when you cried and kissed you when you slept, yet you'll never know how many days that I wept. In … Continue reading A Mother’s Never Ending Love Story
One word: MAKEUP. Now, before you go and throw away all of your eye shadows and highlighters and concealers, hear me out. And before I get emails and lawsuits from makeup companies for defamation, hear me out. It's NOT the makeup itself, nor am I against wearing makeup (yes, I wear it, too and enjoy … Continue reading The #1 Reason Why Women Appear to Age Faster Than Men
If losing weight were easy, everybody would be doing it. There would be a magic pill that ACTUALLY worked. There wouldn't be fad diets or fad slimming-teas or fad miracle waist-cinchers. But losing weight ISN'T easy nor is there a one-size fits all approach to dropping those extra few ponds - no matter what anyone … Continue reading Lies People Tell You about Losing Weight
Per Webster-Merriam, to forgive means to "stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw or mistake." The dictionary goes on to define additional definitions for the word, yet it doesn't explain to us HOW we are to forgive. It doesn't give us a roadmap on the WAYS to forgive others, or even … Continue reading Learning to Forgive