• She's terrified of her own mind

    She’s Terrified of Her Own Mind

    The Ugly Truth My Hubby reminded a while back about something that happened within our first few months of marriage. It was the first tip off to him that something was terribly wrong with how I viewed our relationship and the role I played. He didn’t know until that moment just how twisted things were in my mind. I had called him at work, just to ask him if I could make a specific meal for dinner AND if I could take the car to go the grocery store. I wanted to make sure I had his permission to make this meal AND go to the store. I remember he…

  • 2020 In the Rearview

    It’s the end of 2020! Today, 2020 is in the rearview mirror. Now I know that doesn’t mean that everything will auto-magically go back to the way things were as soon as the clock strikes midnight, but if you made it to December after this hell of a year, celebrate it! Our entire world felt the horrors of all 2020 threw at us. We can still weep for the losses and injustices while also seeing the good that came from such an unprecedented year. Looking back over my own personal year and the challenges, the growth and the accomplishments, I feel very thankful and empowered. It was a big year…

  • First Time Voter At 42

    Standing in line beside my husband, clutching my photo ID and Voter Registration in one hand and my husband’s arm in the other, I wondered what emotions I might feel as I walked back out of that building after casting my very first vote as a 42 year old woman. I reflected on my journey to reach this moment and my heart filled with pride and thankfulness. I looked up at Gregg and said, “I hope they have stickers! I want my ‘I voted’ sticker!”. He looked down at me with a dimpled grin, and said, “We’ll get you one if they have them!”. Moments later, I had cast my…

  • Men are Killing Women from the Inside Out

    Shocking statement right? Good. My goal was to grab your attention because there is an epidemic that very few are willing to talk about. For the past several years, I’ve been studying and learning all about the effects that stress can have on the body because no matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to fully heal. I wanted to find the ROOT cause for my struggles. What I have discovered is shocking and infuriating! Did you know that 90% of disease can be traced to stress? Stress can be defined as any action or situation that our bodies perceive as stressors that trigger our natural stress response which is…

  • What’ll You Fall For?

    So the secret is out…I absolutely LOVE Hamilton: An American Musical. I laughed, cried, and watched in absolute awe as the cast performed “Satisfied”… just WOW. It’s been one of the highlights of this whole pandemic to curl up on the couch with my daughter over and over to watch and sing along to every line, to see who could impersonate King George the best and to even tackle cleaning projects while being serenaded by the catchy tunes and fantastic lyrics. Hamilton truly met every single one of my expectations and so much more. Lin Manuel Miranda truly did such a spectacular job with the lyrics. So much wit and…