Category: life


My house is on the market and it feels like I have been living in limbo for the past few months. I like stability and all this uncertainty has created a sense of impatience in me. I am impatiently waiting

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The Green Eyed Monster

Theodore Roosevelt said “Comparison is the thief of joy.” This week in my classes I have been focusing on achieving “your personal best.” Meaning, instead of compairing yourself to others, you look inward, dig deep and give it what YOU

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Closet Clean-up

Hey Guys! Hope you are having a great week! I am in the middle of selling my house. If you have ever sold a home while living in it with two young kids, you know how crazy that can be!

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Pierce is 1

I can’t believe this little cutie is 1! As I came home late tonight after teaching, I couldn’t resist scooping my sleeping now-one-year-old up for some dream time snuggles. Reminiscing about 1 year ago today when he was born.  

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They say hindsight is 20/20. Sometimes the way we experience something is all in the way we see it: our perspective. I have been thinking about this lately. If I am feeling down or struggling with something, I try to

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Hear Me Roar

hear me roar

Hi Guys! Hope you are having a great week! A friend told me a story the other day and I wanted to share it with you: There was once a lion king (no not, Disney’s Lion King, in case you

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Sometimes it can seem like the people we admire got where they are because they are lucky. However, in reality there is usually a lot of hard work behind that success. I was reminded of that the other day when

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The beginning

getting excited about getting started

I started working on my second book with the goal of being done by February 2017. But now as I dig into the writing process and start my research I feel like this insurmountable load of work is standing in

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I love seeing the leaves turn color in fall. Not only does it make for a beautiful landscape, but I think it is a powerful analogy for the impermanence of life. This year my summer was marked by some big

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Through the Eyes of a Child

eyes of a child

Today, leaving the gym, a little girl passed me. The girl was about 2 or 3. She had on a Mickie Mouse leotard and a gigantic smile. “Hi!” she shouted enthusiastically at me. I couldn’t help but smile. Kids are

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