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Ellie Turns 8

I can’t believe my baby girl is 8 years old today. I’ll never forget the day I met you. Your full set of black hair, dark skin—I couldn’t believe you came from me. Your dad held you first and I watched as he beamed with joy, rocking you in his arms. I remember feeling awe… Read more »

Life Coaching as a Career

Hi There!! Over the past couple of months, I’ve had an influx of people reach out to me wanting to know more about life coaching as a possible career for themselves. Honestly, this is so refreshing, because after getting certified back in 2015 I quickly realized coaching was way more mainstream in places like New… Read more »

Choose Courage

This morning, as I was driving Ellie to school, I felt the urge to put the Jack Johnson station on Pandora. From the moment I heard his voice I couldn’t stop smiling, and a rush of memories and joy flooded my heart and mind. I was transported back to 2005, driving down Valley Mills road… Read more »

New Year, New Theme

Hi There!! Happy New Year! Ellie and I just got back from a family cruise over the holidays and I must say, it was so nice to unplug from the world for awhile and get to be completely present with my family. It was a nice recharge and now I’m ready for 2019! This year… Read more »

Birthday Boundaries

  Hi There! Thank you so much for all of the birthday love last week! I turned 34 last Monday and celebrated by spending the Sunday before relaxing at the spa with my mom, then meeting my dad, aunt, and Ellie for dinner on Sunday evening. Family + relaxation + good food = my kind… Read more »

Conversations with Ellie

As a parent I feel like a fish out of water most days. Anyone? It’s been a lot of trial and error—aiming for a target, blindfolded, and hoping to hit the mark, or even get close to it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and done some things well. What I know for sure is… Read more »

Divine Provision

  Hello Dear Friend! Today’s message is about my experience of God’s provision through challenging times. My heart in sharing this is to encourage you to TRUST God’s plan for your life, even when it doesn’t go the way you expected. After years of living in a fog of denial over the loss of my… Read more »

Come Back Kid – Part 2

  Hi There! A few weeks ago I shared about one of the darkest and hardest seasons of my grief (catch up here), and how it was such a low I feared I’d never come back the same. The truth is, I didn’t come back the same. I came back different and better. Here are… Read more »

The Comeback Kid – Part 1

    Who doesn’t love a good comeback story? A book or a movie about an underdog who beats the odds to overcome a personal challenge to realize their potential. I’m thinking Rudy, Rocky, Remember the Titans. These stories are inspiring and hopeful, and I’ve come to realize that life ebbs and flows with opportunities… Read more »

LOVE is the Answer

  Last weekend, I made the major mistake of taking my 7-year-old daughter, Ellie, to Pet Land. Pet Land is a pet store where you can purchase adorable puppies and other pets. The dangerous part is they let you take the dogs out of their crates and play with them in a private room. I’d… Read more »