A Slide 36 Years in the Making

Last week I did something new and brave thanks to a recent round of fresh counseling sessions: I slid down a water slide with NO inhibitions! I grabbed the overhead bar with both fists, swung hard, launched myself, leaned back, crossed my arms on my chest and FLEW!!!! I have NEVER gone down a water…

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You Have Divine Beauty – Use it for Good.

God put SO much beauty into one simple rose, just imagine how much beauty He’s put into you! Sure, we have our thorny, prickly moments. But I believe people, YOU included, have much more beauty inside than they realize – beauty of character and conversion, compassion and charity, that’s just still trying to blossom. ♥️ Let God…

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My Basement Marathon: Adapting Goals and Getting to the Finish Line!

Once upon a time (like 6 months ago😉) I had high hopes of running a marathon on Pioneer Day, just 2 days before the 2-year anniversary of my hysterectomy and 3 days before my 36th birthday. Then life happened – gut issues, family sickness for a month, and other “stuff”. But I reeeally still wanted…

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Being Real about Insecurities in Motherhood

I completely lost it today. In a moment of stressful madness as we were running late, dealing with miscommunication, and some unexpected chaos, I hurried kids out the door. The first kid sprinted out the front screen door and the second trailed close behind, running right into the slamming screen door. Smack! Shock. Cut cheek.…

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Dance. For. Joy.

Want to cut a rug in your own home? That’s right, I’m bringing dance to you! Whether it’s because you’re learning something new or because your heart is racing, dance lifts us in amazing ways! I’ve been enjoying movement for over 15 years and am thrilled to share how it can help raise your spirit.…

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Hopeful Spirit: Meditation and Mental Breaks

Feeling unhappy? Overwhelmed? When was the last time you relaxed? Don’t have time to relax? I get it. You’re busy. Everyone’s counting on you. But what if you escaped for a few seconds by closing your eyes and just letting yourself breathe deeply? What if? What if you locked yourself in your room for a…

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"Try Everything" Dance Workout and an End of Year Pep Talk

Last month, I came across a COMMENT (Woot! Woot!) on my first dance workout video: I LOVE this video and the dance! It makes me smile. When I am back on my feet, I will be learning your dance! Thanks for sharing and congrats on losing + keeping off 70lbs! I was ecstatic!  It was…

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Loving Me For Me Post-Mastectomy

I usually try to hide my tears from my kids.  And my breakdowns.  But not this time.  They knew I was having a REALLY rough day.  Sammy kept sitting next to me, holding my hand.  Michael stopped when he walked by to give me a gentle side hug.  Sophia was my gopher girl, filling my…

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"Think Yourself Healthy" Is Published!

My first book is available for purchase!  I’m so excited to share the tools that helped me overcome my need to comfort myself with food, minimize my anxiety and depression, and led to me losing and keeping off 70 pounds!  All while being a SAHM and not even having a gym membership.  Sounds crazy, huh?…

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When The Gingerbread House Crumbles…

As the roof started sliding down, I could see by his furrowed eyebrows and frown he was getting frustrated.  Just five minutes earlier he had been excited and eager to put together his gingerbread house all by himself.  Now, as the roof feel and the side walls gave way though, he simply stepped back and…

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