Monthly Archive: January 2019

Stop Asking for Permission

Don’t Be Afraid to Be Heard

Today I woke up with a strong feeling that I need to stop asking for permission.

Stop asking for permission.

Those words kept running through my mind as I quietly made coffee and sat in the dark living room in front of the fire.

I got out of bed … Read more

What Does Breathe and Reboot Mean

Breathe and Reboot – What Does It Mean?

Breathe and Reboot defines my life; it’s my process; my mantra.

You see, for years, I struggled. I struggled with balance. Struggled with weight. And with work. Also, parenting. I struggled to keep my house clean, with my child’s homework, with staying on top of the laundry, remembering to pay the bills and what to … Read more

I Expected Yoga to Be Boring

I Expected Yoga to Be Boring – I Was Wrong

When it comes to fitness and exercise, I’ve always been more of a fast-paced, intensity-driven kind of gal. Whether it’s boot camp, HIIT, kickboxing, jogging, even Zumba, I like to move a lot and push hard. So naturally, I expected yoga to be boring. But I’m finding it to be awesome.

A fast pace has … Read more

3 Ways I'm Overcoming Body Image Issues

3 Ways I’m Overcoming Body Image Issues

I have never really had a positive body image. Based on the posts I see on social media and conversations I have with friends about the lack of body confidence, I know I’m not alone. So I want to share three ways I’m overcoming my body image issues.

Over the past 30 years, I … Read more


Times Got Tough Financially, So We Got Tougher as a Family

On February 15, 1986, Billy Ocean’s “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going” peaked at number 6 on the Billboard charts. Appropriate, since that was around the time that Oklahoma was really feeling the effects of the oil boom bust. Times got tough financially. So therefore, we had to get tougher as a … Read more

Setting Goals Intentions and Word of the Year

Setting Goals, Intentions, and a Word of the Year

I’m a big fan of reflecting on the previous year and setting goals and intentions for the new one. I also choose a Word of the Year to focus on.

I believe in goal setting, but I’ve never been great about writing and tracking them. I’ve personally found more success with setting intentions, writing down … Read more