THE MAGIC IN DREAMING BIG

THE MAGIC IN DREAMING BIG

It was an adventure getting here that's for sure!

An Uber driver late to pick me up, plus hitting traffic - it wasn’t the best combo for an early morning flight.  

I was ten minutes past the deadline to check my bag.  😫😩😖 When the only option the airline offered was for me to pay 75 bucks to take the next available flight in 7 hours, I paid it without thinking it thru. As the lady tagged my baggage and put it on the belt I walked away and it hit me.  

Why don’t I...

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TIME TO START

TIME TO START

I claim this time of year as SPECIAL. 

People think it’s the New Year that is empowering you to SET and ACCOMPLISH new goals.  

But in reality, it’s the November vibe.  

Year after year, THIS is when I successfulLY SET and TAKE ACTION on big goals.  

THIS is when I’m deep in self reflection, contemplating 🤔 “How did the past year go for me?” “Am I on track to END this year where I wanted?” “What do I want moving forward?”

Truly, so many MAJOR CHANGES in my life STARTED in NOVEMBER.  

November is when...

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YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE CHOICE

YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE CHOICE

First feeling of the day?  

I won’t lie.... the very first feeling I had this morning was anxiety. “I have so much that needs to get done, I’m so behind”

Second thought that entered my mind?  

“Gratitude is a magnet for miracles. So what can I be grateful for?”


This month I have traveled a lot. In fact, I’ve only been home a grand total of nine days this month. Crazy huh?! And four of those days I was

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YOUR PERMISSION SLIP

YOUR PERMISSION SLIP

Recent lesson learned— THERE IS IMMENSE POWER IN WRITING YOURSELF A PERMISSION SLIP. 

I had never considered needing a permission slip. 🤷🏼‍♀️ But as I listened to a new book on the flight to Mexico that’s exactly what the author recommended. 

I listened to Brene Brown share how she had the idea one day to write herself a permission slip to be happy, and how much POWER she felt in that. 

Upon hearing this, I immediately...

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WHATEVER IT TAKES

WHATEVER IT TAKES

“Mom, do you have any work that needs to be done around the house? Would you consider hiring me to come deep clean, or complete some scrapbook pages so I could earn some money?”
When we first moved to Idaho Falls we were just coming off our bankruptcy. We were getting by on a month to month basis. But vacations? Out of the question. 
I remember when our 5 year anniversary was approaching in 2010 I wanted to do SOMETHING to celebrate. 
Five years of marriage - kind of a big deal! 
I figured the ONLY way we’d be able to do ANYTHING was for

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CHILDREN ARE IMITATORS

CHILDREN ARE IMITATORS

I saw this quote tonight and now I'm thinking over this crazy little journey of life. I guess that will happen if the kids are busy watching a movie on a road trip and I'm left with quiet time. Lol. 

But this quote is very very true. In fact, the reality of this is what snapped me out of my life funk! 💫

You guys know I first became acquainted with depression as a kid in sixth grade. It was a constant companion for over a decade to follow...

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A FEELING THAT I'M ACTUALLY LIVING!

A FEELING THAT I'M ACTUALLY LIVING!

Ya know what?  

It feels pretty dang good to get to dinner time, start winding down from the day, and feel like I got a freaking lot DONE.  💫

I so appreciate that feeling of ACCOMPLISHMENT!!  🏆 #internalsatisfaction 

Prolly cuz as a new mom there were many days I got to the end of the day and felt so defeated, like "Did today even matter??" "Did I do anything that really made a difference?"

And it's not cuz...

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10 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME

10 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME

Ten random things/quirks you might not know about me….

1️⃣  I have a leopard print purse. Leopard sandals. Leopard wallet. And several leopard print shirts. Apparently when I see leopard print ANYTHING it’s a cue to my brain to make a purchase.  🐆

2️⃣  I am on a purple nail kick right now.  💜

3️⃣  I have about three necklaces I rotate between. This B necklace being one of them. 

4️⃣  Hoop earrings have been an obsession of mine since college. Don't tell me if it's out of style...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPLEMENTATION

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPLEMENTATION

When I was in 6th grade I became acquainted with depression. When I was 21 years old I hit my peak of depression and landed myself in a mental hospital on suicide watch.  
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Joyful topic, huh?!  😉
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I’m only sharing that today cuz in my Insta stories this morning I shared some of the supplements I take that have been helpful for my mood & energy. After a couple messages received there, I felt compelled to share this book. “Prescription for Nutritional Healing”.
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Friends, depression is a very real thing. Being sad is...

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