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Beware, Don’t Compare

Hi There! Have you ever let comparison hold you back from realizing your dreams? I sure have and it’s still something I have to constantly keep in check. Today I want to share some valuable tools I use to dissolve comparison before it gets the best of me. Last week I had the opportunity to… Read more »

Seen and Heard

Hello! I hope you’re having a great week so far! A while back, I had a particularly heartfelt conversation with one of my dear and long-time friends. Afterward, she shared how she really felt seen and heard by how I had shown up for our talk. She encouraged me to write a post about how… Read more »


Hi there! Hoping you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Since being on the go these past few months for different speaking engagements, I decided to take a couple of weeks off from writing to be fully present with my family. Grateful I did, because I’m feeling re-energized and ready to rock in… Read more »

Saying NO to Say YES

HI Friend! I don’t know about you, but I’m already in complete holiday overload mode. My To-Do list feels endless and it just so happens that when it rains, it pours. The past couple of months have felt like everything is happening all at once, from an influx in speaking opportunities, to new relationships, to… Read more »

The Courage to Make Mistakes

(Ellie with her incredible Kindergarten teacher (Mrs. Dow) after the Christmas performance!) Hi! I hope you’re having a great week! Life has certainly been a whirlwind the past couple of months. I just got back from celebrating my birthday this past weekend in San Diego with my family (thank you for all the birthday wishes… Read more »

Better, Not Bitter

Hi There! All I can think about today is my late husband, Andrew. Yesterday, he would have turned 34 years old. On Monday night I asked our daughter, Ellie, what she would want to say to her Daddy on his birthday. I posted it yesterday on Facebook, but in case you missed it, she gave… Read more »

Gift of Gratitude

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! In preparation for the big day, I’ve been hitting up spin classes. I’ve been traveling a lot these days for speaking, so it had been awhile since my last spin class. All that to say, about 10 minutes into the most recent class I thought I was going to hurl as my… Read more »

Leap and the Net Will Appear

I walk through the door into my garage, looking around at what used to be filled with boxes and boxes of books, piled high and consuming half of the entire space. Now it looks almost empty. A wave of disbelief, gratitude, and panic comes over me as I realize I might run out of books… Read more »

The Only Way Out Is Through

Hello! It’s been fast and furious these days in the Heard household. I spoke locally to a Mothers of Pre-schooler (MOPS) group last Friday, at a cancer survivors’ lunch for Head for the Cure on Saturday, and I just got back from speaking in Austin, Texas to LifeMoms at LifeAustin Church. I’m looking forward to… Read more »

I Put Myself in Time-Out

Hi Friend! Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed thinking about all the things you think you should be doing in your life that you’re not? Keeping the house organized, making more money, being more involved at church, working out, teaching your kids how to be more self-sufficient, writing a book, cooking healthy meals (these are… Read more »