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 [...]

How to Fight the Holiday “Cheat Season”

How to Fight the Holiday “Cheat Season”

It’s officially here. The American holiday marathon has begun. The mega stores and discount stores are bursting with silver tinsel and rotating, light up snowmen. Every trace of the dreamy orange pumpkin spiced Halloween has been eviscerated. It is on. If you are anything like me, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days are a fair game, a [...]

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 [...]