Ready, set, GO!!! Today I’m launching our first challenge in our 15 week challenge from stressed to blessed. Each week I will post a challenge for you to try to fold into your busy lives. They won’t sound hard, but so metimes… well, sometimes ANYTHING extra or different in your life can feel hard. However, like I tell my kids…step outside of your comfort zone to find the magic. I’ve decided … [Read more...] about 2016 – 15 Week Challenge – Week 1 –
I spend a lot of time talking about being PRESENT; especially as a mom. The idea of being in the MOMent has never meant so much to me as a mom as it does right this minute… When my kids were little, I mean like diapers-and-naps- little, women would always approach me and say, “Oh dearie, enJOY this MOMent… it goes by so fast.” Many times I would look at them and be like… REALLY? REALLY?! … [Read more...] about Finding JOY right now. Here.
When you walk into my home, you better be wearing your readers. HaHa. My house is full of words. Reminders for life. My kids’ friends like to count all the words they see when they visit. One of the most common words you will find in my house is JOY. (of course!) However, one of my favorite sayings I recently purchased and hung prominently in my kitchen doorway is “Take a wrong turn”. This … [Read more...] about Finding Joy by Taking a Wrong Turn
One thing I always say is if you don’t know what you are looking for, you will never find it. How often have you opened the fridge to find something to eat and think “I have NOTHING to eat?” Or you go into your closet in the morning and think “I have NOTHING to wear!”… really?? Really??? NOTHING??? Or is it that you just do not know what you are looking for. After all, surely there is some … [Read more...] about Finding JOY in the unexpected
Being a somewhat outgoing, crazy, busy mom/wife/woman/friend/coworker etc. the “noise” around me gets so loud. Sometimes life is just so dang noisy. Not to mention all of the shouting that goes on inside my head “why did you do this?” “why didn’t you do this” “do you think that was ok” blah blah blah. This week our challenge is to shut it all down and LISTEN. This week I challenge you to … [Read more...] about Week 3 ~ Connect through listening
Now that we are on our way to 15 weeks of feeling blessed (not stressed) I can reveal our theme. This year’s theme is “CONNECT”. Even though we are the most connected social community in history, we still find ourselves feeling disconnected, stressed out and sometimes all alone. Which is why I felt motivated to introduce the theme of CONNECTing. Over the next 14 weeks I hope to … [Read more...] about Week 2 ~ Connecting through Sight
I decided it was time to unplug from EVERYTHINIG for a while to just feel reconnected to ME and MY world. As of 5 p.m. on Sunday I signed off of Facebook, instagram, twitter (which to be honest I still don’t understand!) snapchat, words with friends, Netflix and my tv. My goal was simple.... UNPLUG my life to RECHARGE my soul... I find that so often we can fall into the trap of comparing … [Read more...] about Results of my week long media fast.