Category Archives: Soul

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 »

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 »

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 »

THE ONE MISTAKE THAT ISN’T WORTH REPEATING

November 18, 2014

WHY GOOD THINGS AREN'T HAPPENING TO YOU

This year started off really great. My husband and I welcomed in 2014 from Nashville with my family. To be more precise, we rang in the New Year at my parent’s log cabin overlooking the lake as the snow fell like tiny ballerinas dancing down from the sky. On New Year’s Day, I officially launched this Continue Reading »

20 LESSONS FROM MY TWENTIES

October 20, 2014

20 lessons from my twenties

October is hands-down my favorite month. Growing up in Nashville, I loved the crisp Autumn weather and colorful changing of the leaves. Driving down a stretch of road was like driving through a fiery sunset (sans the heat) with the trees bursting red, orange and yellow pigments. You could always find me with the windows down blasting 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 »

HOW TO THRIVE FROM ADVERSITY

September 23, 2014

HOW TO THRIVE FROM ADVERSITY

As I look back over the year that is 2014, there’s one word that underpins it all: adversity. I feel like it’s been one hurdle after the next as month after month pass by. It’s almost as if each new month delivers it’s own course of adversity on a pungent plate. Maybe someone missed the Continue Reading »

EXCITING UPDATES & YOUR FREE GIFT

September 16, 2014

EXCITING UPDATES

For the past few months, there has been some exciting stuff going on behind-the-scenes here at Mariposa Moment. Right now, I’m bursting with joy because I am finally able to share these wonderful things with you. Some very special, really fresh updates have taken place on this little corner of the web. Oh, how happy I am to unveil them Continue Reading »