Posts Categorized: Blog

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 »

Freedom Through Forgiveness

Hello! Have you ever had specific themes present themselves in different seasons of your life? While I would say an overall theme in my life has been healing (body, mind, soul), under that overarching theme there’s been a sub-theme of forgiveness, both asking for it, receiving it from others, and forgiving myself. Forgiveness is important… Read more »

The Only Way Out Is In

Hello! I love memoirs. The chance to see the world through another person’s perspective thrills me. I particularly enjoy listening to memoirs when the author is the narrator because I feel an even more profound sense of connection. After hearing someone else’s story, I’m reminded to release judgments, grow in empathy, and extend compassion for… Read more »

Enneagram Anyone?

Hello! A few weeks ago, I shared some humbling realizations about myself that, after avoiding or trying to change, I’ve finally accepted, embraced, and chosen to face and grow from (Summer Break post). In the weeks to come, I want to unfold the resources that have helped me experience breakthroughs in some significant areas. Specifically,… Read more »

Me Time

Hi Friends! When was the last time you spent time alone doing something you love to do? For years, I’ve dreamed of taking a trip all by myself and filling my days with things I’ve always wanted to do, yet I continued to put it off year after year because, like you, I have real-life… Read more »

Summer Break

Hi there! I missed you, and I hope you had a wonderful summer! This summer, I decided to unplug from writing and other projects to take some much needed time to lay a foundation for my future. After my husband, Andrew, passed away back in 2013, leaving behind me, a 28-year-old mom, and our precious… Read more »

Do The Thing

Hi There! Have you ever wanted to try something new, but you were afraid to get started because you thought you were too old, too young, too this, too that? I have! But after years of analyzing, asking should I or shouldn’t I, I finally dove in. I think you should dive in to whatever… Read more »

Fill Your Tank

  Hi There! Ellie and I just got back from spending her spring break vacation in Miamisburg, Ohio visiting my brother Pres, his wife Anna, and their 14-month-old baby girl, Amelia. Oh, and two of Ellie’s favorite dogs, Winston and Ziglar! My parents and Aunt Betty were also along for the ride. My brother and… Read more »

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

  Confession: When I was 8 or 9 years old I wet myself on stage in front of hundreds (possibly thousands) of people at the Miss Pre-Teen Texas Pageant in Dallas, TX. Up until this “proud” moment I’d only been in two pageants. Both were at the Denton County Fair. I remember getting to the… Read more »