Dear Cold, Black Heart:

Dear Cold, Black Heart:

I love watching the oldest girl. She is so gentle, thoughtful, kind and genuine. I love watching the kindness and love flow from her so abundantly. She is consistently the best big sister to the little one. She prays for people's needs at dinner and befriends the "weird" kid at school. Just this morning, she [...]

Welcome It, Defeat It and Toss It Aside

Welcome It, Defeat It and Toss It Aside

The Plateau. That moment when the massive changes have stopped happening, when the weight stops falling off. It’s when you start to lose motivation, when you’re mind starts to try and trick you into giving up. It’s the moment when your doubt creeps in and tells you all the hard work and dedication aren’t working [...]

Leaving On an (Emotionally Stunted) Jet Plane

Leaving On an (Emotionally Stunted) Jet Plane

I am not sure if any of you have noticed my absence as of late. It has been a dozy lately. I have felt completely unmotivated.  I was unable to write a blog post. I was unable to workout regularly. I was finding no enjoyment in cooking or eating (huge red flag.) I was exhausted [...]

Pouring My Strength All Over You

Pouring My Strength All Over You

I took last week off from writing to spend the extra time focusing on a vacation with family before the start of a crazy back to school week. It always feels like it is so hectic. I am constantly dragging small people out of bed, making breakfasts that barely get eaten because they really wanted [...]

Punching Fear in the Face

Punching Fear in the Face

I have wanted to be many things during my 34 years. I wanted to be an Olympic Equestrian, an anthropologist studying assimilation in African/French countries, a stay-at-home mom, a lady that lunches and a personal trainer to name a few. Many times in my life I have wondered how someone that I looked up to [...]