We grow through what we go through.

It seems like everywhere I turn on social media and in-person these days, I keep seeing examples of how our pain, challenges, and life’s adversity can change us at the very root of who we are. “We grow through, what we go through.” (unknown) These words, these seven everyday words, said in such a way […]

Walking the Walk

I love talking-the-talk and can stand up here on my soapbox and say whatever’s on my mind and go on and on about how my “mindset” is changing and that’s great. But unless I start putting action behind my words, then what’s the point? How am I motivating anyone, let alone myself, if I don’t […]

Embracing The Fight

Yesterday morning as I was getting dressed, struggling to find something “comfortable”, I was thinking to myself, why do I have to “fight this fight”? I’m tired of battling the excess weight, and maybe even more so, tired of talking about it. Then I saw this post from ETP and laughed out loud. I commented […]

Stoking the Fire

I took to the Eat to Perform forums this week and wrote a post about being “Physically Injured, Mentally Broken”. I’ll save you the gory details, but surprise, surprise, I had a little meltdown. I was ranting and raving about my fears. It was the fear the unknown, the fear of failure, and the fear […]

Taking a fresh look in the mirror

Not quite two weeks ago, I went for an MRI. With that I got a unique opportunity to see my body in ways I could have only imagined. I had always wondered what I looked like under the skin. I didn’t know what I was looking at in terms of the injury, but as I […]

Waving the White Flag

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” – Eckhart Toile This quote appeared in my Facebook feed this morning, and the more I go back to it, the more sense it makes. It isn’t an easy frame of mind to achieve, at least for me it hasn’t been. I’ve […]

A sense of belonging

I think this is something we are all looking for in different ways, at different times in our lives. I remember struggling to know where I “fit in” as I saw and felt relationships with my friends change as they were welcoming children into their lives. Life was changing for them in a big way, […]

It’s YOUR life, who’s driving?

I mentioned in my last post that I’ve been experiencing, as Oprah called them “AH HA” moments. Well, I had another one today and after giving it more thought this evening it makes even more sense to me. I had this “AH HA” moment today one my way to work. I decided to take a […]

With a new age comes a new mindset

I feel like so much has happened since the start of the year, and when I look at the calendar it already reads April 7, 2015. In less than three months, it will be my thirty-fifth birthday. I’m a big fan of birthdays, especially my own, but I do truly believe in celebrating everyone’s birthday! […]