Category: From the Heart

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

Things I've Learned Since I Quit My Job

5 Things I’ve Learned Since I Quit My Job

Once I quit my job, I thought my problems were solved. But it’s funny, because now I’m asking myself: Is the grass greener over here? Or over there? Surprisingly, I’m still not sure. I don’t have that answer. But, I can share 5 things I’ve learned since I quit my job.

A few years after … Read more

trusting intuition

Why You Should Trust Your Intuition and Choose Happy

Inside: Should you follow your intuition? Even when it means admitting you made a mistake?

Have you ever taken a job and then thought, “OMG! What did I do?”

It’s a terrible feeling.

Not too long ago, I accepted an offer and quickly realized that I took the wrong job.

So five days in, I … Read more

Lessons In Being a Better Sports Parent

How T-ball Taught Me to Be a Better Sports Parent

I will never forget my daughter’s first t-ball game. I was so excited for her to learn a new sport. Turns out, t-ball wasn’t her jam. But I’m glad we tried it, because t-ball taught me how to be a better sports parent.

I would watch her hanging out in right field, twirling in lazy … Read more

life is a journey

Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination

When I was seventeen, my Granny gave me one of those little inspirational pocket cards with the quote “Life is a journey, not a destination.”

There have been moments, more so in recent years, in which I wished I could go back in time and tell my teenage self some things. To quote an overused … Read more