Be As You Wish to Seem

Be as you wish to seem. -Socrates How we wish to seem might be telling us who we really want to be, maybe even who we were created to be, but we are stuck, stuck in old patterns, hurts, habits, thoughts, and actions. Maybe we just haven't learned all we need to learn yet. Maybe we are still in the design process...

2014-12-29T21:20:27+00:00 October 27th, 2014|

Little Boy Dancing Like Swayze… What We Can All Learn From This

The things we once did so freely as children, maybe we never should have stopped doing those things. It makes me wonder when we started feeling so self-conscious or criticized that we stopped being free, that we stopped feeling brave and beautiful enough to fly like this little one...

2014-12-29T21:22:16+00:00 October 14th, 2014|

You Are My People

Tribes are a beautiful thing. These are our people, the people to whom we belong and who belong to us. While we can have many friends, our tribe is special. It is those to whom we are truly connected in a very deep and real way. They are never farther away than a phone call. They know our stories. They have our back. They celebrate with us…the little moments and the big moments. They pour into us. They help us pluck up courage and chutzpah when we need it. They make us feel... (read more)

2017-02-04T20:10:29+00:00 October 12th, 2014|

You Are Not Alone: A Letter to Those Who Are Struggling

Dear Friends, There are a lot of hurting people out there. You may be one of those. Life is hard. I know mine is. I don't talk about it, because I prefer not to focus on those things. This blog is my escape from it. It's my place to help me get through the hard stuff. It's conversations I have with with you, with myself. It's things God shows me, and writing helps me to process it and organize my thoughts. It gives me vision, courage, and inspiration. I am writing all of this to say that I do not want anyone to read what I write and feel… (Read more...)

2014-10-21T08:10:00+00:00 October 6th, 2014|

I Am Making a Memory

If you read nothing else today, read this... It is a beautiful way to live when we are fully living in a moment, knowing everything that it is worth. Always be aware of the beautiful moments we are etching into our hearts to become beautiful memories to keep forever. May your life never be the same after you read this article.

2014-10-18T18:57:02+00:00 September 22nd, 2014|

A Little Secret to Finding Joy in Your Life

Life can become so busy...and so cluttered. While some of these things we have to do, we can become habitually busy. We can forget what it is like to live any other way. It becomes our new normal. The problem with this is that...

2014-09-15T08:35:27+00:00 September 15th, 2014|

Making a Dent in the Universe… The Things That Matter

Life is short. People matter. Kindness matters. Little gestures matter. That kind thought you are thinking of someone right now could sow seeds of greatness in their life. It could be the thing that might begin to slowly turn everything around for them just because someone, just because YOU, spoke a kindness from your heart or reached out to them in some way. Show up. Speak up. Live the story you want to tell. BE the MAGIC. This is where life...

2014-11-16T16:33:29+00:00 August 11th, 2014|

The More You Praise and Celebrate Your Life

We talk a lot about gratitude, but I have come to love the word CELEBRATE over gratitude. When I am celebrating something, I am REALLY grateful for it. You know that feeling you get when something makes you so happy that you want to break out the champagne and start dancing in the streets? THAT feeling. Find out more about why I started a celebration journal...

2014-08-21T06:37:23+00:00 August 1st, 2014|

Immerse Yourself in a Life That Moves You

If you take a step back right now and looked at your life, your home, your friends, your facebook pictures, your instagram, and your pinterest account, what are all these things saying about you? What is what you are reading, doing on the weekend, and who you are spending time with saying about you? Are these things moving your soul? Are you living the story you want to tell?

2014-10-29T06:36:10+00:00 July 31st, 2014|

This Could Be Your Butterfly Moment

Life is a journey. We are not meant to stay the same as we came into this world. Just as when you were a child and had so many things to learn, this never stops for us. There is always growth and change ahead for us if we want to live our best life. This could be your butterfly moment.

2014-08-03T16:27:51+00:00 July 27th, 2014|

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life – 30 Day Challenge

This may be the most life-changing challenge yet. If you want to change your life, the Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life Challenge may be just what you need. This isn't just about "being positive" or saying positive things, although that is a result. It is about filling yourself with what you want to start pouring out of you.

2014-07-25T05:29:59+00:00 July 25th, 2014|

What Happens When You’re the Man in the Arena

What happens when we are the man in the arena? This famous speech by Theodore Roosevelt assumes the critic is someone other than the man in the arena. We are not supposed to be our own critic. When we walk into the arena, we are the strong man. When we show up, we are the strong man. When we dance like no one is watching, we are the strong man. When we are authentic, we are the strong man. When we go after our goals, we are the strong man. When we go through the battle, we are the man in the arena. "We need to be kinder when we talk to ourselves. Give ourselves a break. Encourage ourselves. We need to not be the critic to ourselves when we show up, when we are the man in the arena." - Topaz

2014-10-07T01:14:59+00:00 July 23rd, 2014|