3 Reasons Why August is the Ideal Time for Goal Setting

In American culture, it’s very popular to discuss goals around the new year. From the day after Christmas, into the first half of January, goal setting tends to dominate our dialogue.  Personally, my FAVORITE time of year to revisit goals and jump into massive action is August, and here are the reasons why:  Most people […]

Wanna Read My Obit?

OOOOF! I’ve done it before and now I’m doing it again. I am publishing on the internet something very personal and vulnerable to me because I believe it will help others.  In the past, I published my family’s monthly budget, my full home birth story, and the story behind why my husband and I each […]

How to Change Many Habits at One Time

Did you know that every now and then life will hand you a gift you probably won’t recognize?  When we have a major life-changing event, we are presented with an opportunity to create new habits at the snap of our fingers.  Traditionally, changing too many habits at once is nearly impossible. For most people, your […]

Why I Said Bye to Hustle Culture

There was a season of my life I participated in hustle culture, mostly from my teen years through early twenties. I believed that burning the candle at both ends and running myself ragged would help me get to the top faster. I specifically remember one speaker in college who greatly inspired me. He was a […]

How I Avoid Disappointment

We all know what it feels like to have the wind sucked out of us when disappointment takes over. It’s an awful feeling. I used to experience it much more often, until I learned a valuable lesson: Setting expectations only leads to unnecessary disappointment. In 2009, tears streamed down my cheeks the whole way home […]