Sunsets & Superpowers |

Sunsets & Superpowers

I put myself to bed tonight around 7:30 pm. With it being my first day back in the land of the living, I found myself… [Continue Reading]

I Like Big Butts

A few weeks back, shortly after picking up our grandson, he burst out into song in the car. “I LIKE big butts and I cannot… [Continue Reading]

Free Advice |

Free Advice

Friend, stop saying mean things about yourself to yourself. Seriously, stop it. If we are going to do BRAVE things together and encourage each other… [Continue Reading]

Trust the Sparks |

Trust the Sparks

I recently came home from a conference FIRED up. I had pages and pages of notes that I had whittled down to ten ideas to… [Continue Reading]

Messes & Messages |

Messes and Messages

The enemy loves to use our mistakes and torment us with feelings of guilt and shame. If you let him, he will remind you of… [Continue Reading]

I am |

I Am…

It wasn’t all that long ago that I was drowning by the weight of what others said about me. And if I was drowning then,… [Continue Reading]

Youer Than You |

Youer Than You

A great philosopher by the name of Dr. Seuss once said, “Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive… [Continue Reading]

Perfection Procrastination Fear |

Perfection, Procrastination, Fear

I’m an all or nothing type of gal. I also tend to be a wee bit of a perfectionist. Which means, if I can’t give… [Continue Reading]

Leaving on a Jet Plane |

Leaving on a Jet Plane

We were supposed to be leaving on a jet plane tomorrow for an all-expense paid trip to Banff, Canada. It’s a trip we earned for… [Continue Reading]

Nobody Is Ever Going To Want You

“Nobody is ever going to want you.” Those were the final words that were spoken to me when I walked out on an abusive marriage… [Continue Reading]

Brave |

Leadership Lies

One of the biggest lies about leadership is that there’s such a thing as a “fearless leader.” I mean, who coined that phrase anyways? Just… [Continue Reading]

Confidence Problem |

Confidence Problem

I get stopped all the time, when out and about, by women who compliment me on my hair followed by a, “I wish I could… [Continue Reading]

Easter Shoes |

Easter Shoes

One of my favorite Easter’s, I was probably in middle school. I got Maybelline Great Lash mascara and a pair of pink Ked’s in my… [Continue Reading]

Why I Blog

Way back when, what really seems like a lifetime ago, I was working as a fitness professional coaching clients; leading them to better health via… [Continue Reading]

Nickname |


I once had someone tell me they did not like my purple hair, said it was “for the birds.” My nickname is Birdie. Sometimes, The… [Continue Reading]

What Your Favorite Color Says About You

PURPLE RAIN. What is Prince’s 1984 album and the name of my hair color from Arctic Fox? Purple has been my favorite color for as long… [Continue Reading]

Car Seat |

More Than Just A Car Seat

This morning after my workout, I sat in the car to do some work. After pecking away on my phone for a bit, I put… [Continue Reading]

What a Man Needs From a Woman | Tom Nikkola

What a Man Needs from a Woman to Be His Best

What a man needs isn’t much. And when his needs are met, he can handle ridicule, setbacks, failures, and major obstacles without taking his eyes… [Continue Reading]

Saturday Snapshots | Lake Superior

Saturday Snapshots: Lake Superior

Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. The lake is shared by the Canadian province of Ontario to the north,… [Continue Reading]

Working on our Divorce |

Working on our Divorce

Recently, Tom and I went to a conference, where we spent two full days setting goals for the 7 F’s of life; faith, family, field,… [Continue Reading]