Posts Categorized: Blog

CHEER

Last week I was about to resume watching The Office on Netflix, and instead of selecting The Office, I accidentally chose a show called Cheer. I was just about to change it back to The Office when I suddenly got sucked into the storyline.   Having a cheerleading background, I was immediately taken back in time to my years as a… Read more »

A New Start

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holidays.   Coming to the start of a new decade got me thinking about all that’s happened in my life. Over the past ten years, I became newly married, started a career in real estate, had a baby, lost my husband to cancer, co-authored a book, and… Read more »

If You Choose Singleness…

Hi there! A couple of weeks ago, I was out Christmas shopping at one of my daughter’s favorite stores when the manager of the store approached me while I was checking out.   Years ago, this same manager helped me pick out beautiful large memory boxes to store my late husband, Andrew’s, keepsakes. I remember… Read more »

Come Alive at 35

Hi there! I wanted to say thank you so much for all of the encouraging birthday messages on FB on Tuesday. Reading through them made my day extra special. I can honestly say that this year was my favorite birthday yet!   In my twenties, I got emotional every year on my birthday, and for… Read more »

A Big, Happy Life: In the Midst of Pain

Recently, I got the opportunity to do a podcast with one of my dear friends, Whitney Putnam. She has a fantastic podcast called The Big Happy Life Show and invited me to be a guest. Whitney is married to Michael, who is one of my late husband Andrew’s best friends from seminary.   Andrew was… Read more »

Laughter…Medicine for Healing

Let’s be honest…Life can be heavy.   Eventually, I slipped from the fog of my denial over losing my husband and into accepting, feeling, and processing my pain from what I’d seen and experienced.   There were times when all those dark feelings were almost too much for me to bear. I worried I wouldn’t… Read more »

Gold in the Fire

Why is it so darn hard to be vulnerable? That was the question running through my mind as I was feeling embarrassed to perform in my acting class. I’ve always had a vivid imagination, but the idea of publicly being imaginative paralyzed me. I so desperately want to get out of my perfectionistic left brain… Read more »

Back to The Library

What worked for you in the past? This question ran through my mind after yet another day of asking myself what exactly I’d accomplished. Here’s a snapshot of that list: laundry, dishes, picked up around the house, sorted the mail, went to the cleaners, grabbed lunch at Salata, ran to the grocery store, walked the… Read more »

Influencer 2019

Hi There! I just got back from what might have been my all-time favorite conference yet, and I’ve been to a lot of ’em. This summer, I was reading The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard, and in the book, he talks about his conference, Influencer. My mom was also reading the book, and we were texting back… Read more »

Tell Your Story

In the spring of my first real heartbreak, I found poetry. I was 17 years old, and my 11th grade English teacher assigned a poetry project. We were to write a book filled with different types of poetry. Up to this point, I’d only written privately in the journals I’d accumulated over the years. Never… Read more »