Category Archives: Authentic Living

ARE YOU SABOTAGING YOUR SUCCESS?

October 20, 2016

I love people. I love connecting with people. I want to know their stories. I long to understand what lights them up. And this innate part of me is what saw me plunking down at the “Intro to Social Work” segment at our University orientation day the summer before I started college. I think there were, like, maybe Continue Reading »

WHY NO IS THE NEW YES

August 28, 2016

I’m sitting in bed eating chocolate out of the wrapper after a longgggg day. I should really kick my sugar habit but I like the reward that caps off an exhausting day of mommy and entrepreneur too much.   I should also really go to sleep but here I am cracking open my computer and signing into my Continue Reading »

I’M A MOM. NOW WHAT?

November 15, 2015

I'm a mom. Now what?

On June 30th this year, my life changed forever. I became a mother which, in turn, made me grow up real fast. The daunting reality that my life isn’t totally mine anymore hit me like a steam train around the fifth day after Rafe was born. Those first few days were magically filled with a sleeping beauty and Continue Reading »

TALKING TRANSFORMATION WITH JENNY ORENSTEIN

March 3, 2015

Where do I even start with today’s amazing guest? This lovely lady has quickly become one of my closest friends, even though we live across the country from each other! She’s a radiant soul who is illuminating the world with her heartfelt compassion and empowering message. Her brave spirit and countless triumphs over struggle make her Continue Reading »

STOP FEELING GUILTY ABOUT THIS

February 16, 2015

STOP FEELING GUILTY

This past week has just been one of those weeks. The kind with a to-do list that feels a mile long, several appointments, later bedtimes and no down time to just kick around the house. Not my favorite kind of week, that’s for sure. It’s left me dreary, a bit stressed and overall out of whack. All I Continue Reading »

MY FIVE BIGGEST LESSONS FROM 2014

January 21, 2015

My Biggest Lessons From 2014

One important skill I like to teach my students is how to be reflective. No, I’m not talking about teaching them how to morph into metal or become mirror-like (however, that could possibly help me rank as the coolest teacher ALIVE!). I teach them how to, upon completion of a project or task, reflect on what they Continue Reading »

TALKING TRANSFORMATION WITH MADDISON VERNON

January 15, 2015

Welcome to another edition of Talking Transformation. I personally love this series because I get über inspired by the amazing women out there doing pretty incredible things! Today’s guest is no different. Introducing the lovely and super sweet Maddison Vernon.     Maddison and I connected recently when she popped into my inbox with a friendly Continue Reading »

HOW YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD (VLOG)

November 25, 2014

a heart of gratitude

The holiday season has definitely begun, no doubt. Christmas decorations are going up and shopping malls are getting busier. With this season also comes a sense of thankfulness. Thankfulness for family, tradition and Christ. A heart of gratitude carries many of us through to the New Year with vibrance and cheer.   When I was a kid, Continue Reading »

IS YOUR IPHONE STEALING YOUR LIFE?

October 14, 2014

IS YOUR IPHONE STEALING YOUR LIFE?

I recently had a disturbing revelation. One that I’m kiiiiinda embarrassed and annoyed to admit. Yet, I have a sneaky suspicion, it’s one that miiiiight ring true for you, too. It’s a realization that I’m feeling pretty miffed about now that I sit back and think about it. I honestly feel quite jilted! Until recently it didn’t Continue Reading »