• Glowing Up

    Have you experienced your “glow up” yet!? No, I am not talking about the kind where you get 3” taller, the braces come off, and you change your hairstyle… I’m talking about the far more important kind that starts in your mind. Truth is, the real “glow up” isn’t physical. It happens when you finally stop settling, people pleasing, and compromising your boundaries! The real “glow up” is when you wholeheartedly recognize your worth. If you’re constantly undervaluing what you do, the world will follow suit and undervalue who you are. Bitch please, we can NOT have that! You have to set aside the doubts that creep in, and learn…

  • Trust Your Timing

    Far too often do I see us comparing our lives to those around. “Oh look at so-and-so who just got engaged! Another pregnancy announcement from someone I went to school with! Guess who just bought a house!?” It can start to feel all consuming, right? Making us wonder what we’re doing wrong. What memo we must’ve missed. Why are we so far behind… Sometimes we’d rather have a friendly reminder that we are doing JUST F*CKING FINE! Trusting the timing of OUR life instead of measuring it against theirs. I do not want to see you miss out on your life because you’re too busy scrolling through someone else’s! Truth…

  • Contrast & Perspective

    Our minds are so powerful! I read a quote today that said: “Your perspective will either become your prison or your passport.” Oh how true that is! When we live such repetitive and mundane lives, we lose that spark of contrast. If every hour is like the last, how will we ever know what true pleasure feels like? As cliche as it is, sometimes we need the hurt to appreciate the happiness. Admit it, we all know someone who can look at a field of wildflowers and only see weeds… But I bet you also know someone who can look at a prickly cactus and still find the unique beauty…

  • 2022 is YOUR year

    I don’t know who needs to hear this, but your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change! Let’s be honest, the scariest place to find yourself today is exactly where you were last year (figuratively speaking)... So if you’ve been feeling unhappy & unfulfilled lately, you’re going to have to make moves, darling. The clock will NOT strike midnight and suddenly you’re made anew! Letting life pass you by while you sit around waiting for a miracle is no longer an option. No matter what rough patch you’re going through right now; mentally/physically/emotionally–remember that it’s temporary. You HAVE to stop being so damn hard on…

  • Energy is Contagious

    My dad has always told us that we become like the people we spend the most time with, so choose carefully! If you’re constantly hanging around and learning from 4 highly successful businessmen, odds are you’ll become the 5th! Likewise, if you regularly hang around unhappy and nonmotivated individuals, you guessed it…you’ll be the next! Energies are very contagious and I believe that the environment we put ourselves in will heavily impact our thoughts and actions. Sometimes it’s difficult because we like to see the potential in others who may not see things the way we do. BUT, like mentioned in 1st Corinthians 15:33 “Evil company corrupts good habits.” You…

  • Discipline Your Disappointments

    I’m sure you can relate to the well-known feeling of disappointment, lack of motivation, and fleeting inspiration… Not great is it? That’s why learning to control the way we react is so important! I had a zoom call this week with my MONAT girls, and we were discussing the topic of discipline–especially when we’re discouraged. Truth is, you won’t be on top of your game every single day. There will always be struggles and failures but that’s what makes us better! We ultimately learn and grow when we try new things.  It’s okay to be let down at times, but don’t let yourself get stuck in those feelings of defeat.…

  • 2020 Taught Me… (part 2)

    Last week we dove into the takeaways that 2020 gave us, and this week we will add a few more to the list! Despite the historical events that took place, I feel like a lot of good came out as well. We struggled and suffered along the way, but when we shift our mindset to recognize the positives, it shows exactly what lessons we were so lucky to learn through it all!  Here I present to you, 10 (more) things that 2020 taught us… You aren’t defined by your day job/career! Being unemployed or having to take time off can be difficult. It can make you feel lost or lacking…

  • 2020 Taught Me… (part 1)

    I recently reached out to you, my trustworthy friends, on social media and asked what lessons you learned from the monumental 366 days that was 2-0-2-0… Your replies blew me away; reminding me exactly why I LOVE what I do! This blog is such a fun way to bring people together and get insights from all walks of life. It inspires me and motivates me to write each and every week. For that, I say thank you! And without further ado, let’s jump into part one of the things that 2020 taught us. Self-Love is especially important in unprecidented times like these. When we’re stuck at home with only ourselves,…

  • Body Image & Self-Love (part 3)

    This is for all the people out there that are learning to love themselves in a world that’s constantly telling them not to… Last week we talked about self-care, this week is about self-love! I always try to choose my blog topics based on relevance in my life at the time–which is exactly what led me to this. As you probably know, a few months ago I moved from Missouri to Arizona! And while the midwest is currently being slammed with ice and snow storms, I’ve been wearing summer attire all week. #blessed On that note, the other day I went to get dressed and couldn’t pull my denim shorts…

  • Prioritizing ME

    We’re gonna start off today with a little exercise! (not the burpee kind, don’t worry) I want you to make a mental list… Note 5 things that you LOVE most in this world–GO! Can be anything or anyone you want. Now, tell me if YOU are on that list? Amongst the “sunny weather, coffee with friends, favorite movie” was there room for little ole you anywhere? If not, go back. Reassess the list and prioritize yourself please! People learn by example; so if you’re not showing them how to best love and care for you, how will they achieve such a task?  Self-care is such a hot topic these days,…