In the past month, I’ve been feeling lost and unclear about what I want from my life. The thing I love and define my lifestyle by – training for CrossFit, even came into question which terrified me. Feeling less excited about my workouts sent me into an intense transcendental kind of self-examination. I’ve spent the … More 𝕎ℍ𝔸𝕋 𝔻𝕆 𝕀 𝕎𝔸ℕ𝕋?
I’m in the midst of a hiatus from my Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat accounts for at least 30 days. Recently, I’ve experienced an unrelenting pull to step back, have a good look at my life, and take inventory so to speak, of where my attention is going, what I’m doing, and how and who I’m … More 𝕀’𝕄 𝕆ℕ 𝔸 𝔻𝕀𝔾𝕀𝕋𝔸𝕃 𝔻𝔼𝕋𝕆𝕏📱
PTA/BAKE SALE MOM No. I don’t like it. I won’t. No. I love the shit out of my kids and I want them to have the best experiences in/out of school but I trust that the teachers and those with a passion for fundraisers and event planning have a much better handle, enthusiasm and etiquette … More Who I’m Not
My grandpa passed away in 2010 at the age of 95 (my grandma subsequently in 2017 at the age of 96). Writing that sentence, I still feel overcome with grief. When my grandpa passed away, I grieved his death deeply — to the extent that I felt a persistent ache in my throat for months … More Starve the Emptiness & Feed the Hunger
This past summer I went on a trip to Jasper, AB with my friend Monika. I had just ended the ultimate off again, on again, mind-fuck of a relationship and while the trip had originally been planned as a getaway for him and I, my tolerance for “narcissistic-douche-canoe” had hit its limit. So, I finally … More The Mountains Were Calling (And I Dumped A Guy)
“𝙸𝚗 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚙𝚘𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚘𝚜, 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚠 𝚊𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚍 “𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚖𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜” 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚜𝚎𝚎 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏-𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚛 𝚞𝚗𝚎𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗. 𝙰𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚋𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚜𝚌𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚝𝚘 𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝚘𝚏 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚖𝚎. 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚜. 𝚂𝚑𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚒𝚜𝚗’𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚞𝚛𝚎, 𝚒𝚝’𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎. 𝙳𝚘𝚗’𝚝 𝚕𝚎𝚝 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚕𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝚋𝚕𝚘𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚎𝚐𝚘 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚗𝚊𝚛𝚌𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚜𝚖 𝚏𝚘𝚘𝚕 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎’𝚜 … More Dare to Lead
“Love yourself.” From self-help to social media, self love and self acceptance have become a trendy statement. Ironically, the publicly posted selfie is often coupled with #selflove and yet, the post itself solicits love, likes and approval from followers. Which begs the question, would you need that validation if you truly loved yourself? Love yourself, … More #SELFLOVE is Bullshit
“Everything will be okay, because I have HIM. As long as HE is by my side, it doesn’t matter how things turn out because together WE’LL make it through and be okay.” As a wife, this is what I believed about my husband, my marriage and my life. Leaning into this idea displaced a substantial … More NOW WHAT?
“𝙱𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚊𝚕 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚝. 𝙽𝚘 𝚖𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚑𝚘𝚠 “𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍” 𝚘𝚛 “𝚋𝚊𝚍” 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚐𝚎𝚝𝚜, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎. 𝙰𝚗𝚍 𝚒𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚞𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎.𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚚𝚞𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚗, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚕𝚢 𝚚𝚞𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗, 𝚒𝚜: 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚎𝚗𝚐𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚒𝚝? 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚎𝚗𝚐𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚏𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚒𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚒𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚢? 𝙴𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚍𝚘, 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚛𝚎, 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚊 𝚛𝚎𝚏𝚕𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 … More 𝙿𝙰𝙸𝙽 𝙸𝚂 𝚃𝙷𝙴 𝚄𝙽𝙸𝚅𝙴𝚁𝚂𝙰𝙻 𝙲𝙾𝙽𝚂𝚃𝙰𝙽𝚃
𝙼𝚢 𝚁𝚞𝚋𝚢,𝙸𝚗 𝚏𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚝𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚗 𝚑𝚊𝚒𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚊𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚊 𝚋𝚎𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚞𝚕 𝚜𝚙𝚒𝚝𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚏𝚎𝚌𝚝 𝚋𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚎 𝚌𝚞𝚛𝚕𝚜.𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚊 𝚋𝚘𝚕𝚍 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊 𝚋𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚞𝚖𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚏𝚊𝚜𝚌𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚘𝚋𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚎.𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚕𝚘𝚞𝚍.𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚣𝚎𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚋𝚘𝚜𝚜𝚢.𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚘𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚕 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚋𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚘 𝚏𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢,“𝚒𝚏 … More Happy 4th Birthday Ruby 🌸