I'm going to shake things up a little and share a simple list of my favorite business books, but what I really want this to become is a place where I can consistently update with new books as I find them. I am a committed reader - sometimes it's Audible, other times Kindle. Those are my two choice methods. And when I really want to absorb something, I do that whole trick from elementary school - where your teacher would say "I want you to read along in your book while I read aloud".Read More
About five years ago I learned something that has changed the way I look at my life and the way I contribute as a partner in my marriage. Now, I must give the disclaimer that I do not claim to be a marriage expert in any way, but I will say (at the risk of sounding like I'm bragging) I do have an incredibly strong and healthy marriage.Read More
Ya'll know I love me some Target shopping. Like every other woman on this planet. ;)
And I've been eyeing that end cap with Kristin Ess products for quite some time now. I have heard good things from a few people, but never made the leap myself.
Until the last fateful trip to Target when I noticed that all the Kristin Ess products were buy 2 get one free! Uhmmm? Yes, please!
I snagged the Dry Shampoo, the Texture Spray, and the Instant Lift Thickening Spray.Read More
In 2011, I made a decision that started a traumatic snowball effect in my life for the next 3 years to come. It was a really bittersweet decision to leave a job where I had made friends I loved, enjoyed the job itself, and felt needed and appreciated by everyone I worked with. I felt valuable to my boss and the company. I didn't realize until I left it how much lack of value for their employees other companies have.Read More
So, I'm far from perfect in this routine, but that alone has done something really powerful for me...
It's proven to me that the days I carry out the routine, I AM more fulfilled and have a more productive and successful day. It's shown me just how important it truly is! Sometimes it's easy to let your morning routine feel like little things that aren't totally pertinent to getting things done during the day.Read More
11 years ago today, I planned and executed my wedding in 4 hours. Yes, you read that right.
When I tell people this, it raises a lot of questions! The biggest being... why? And that question is totally expected and reasonable.
I was not pregnant, so we'll get that one out of the way right quick. But here's the full story.Read More
I'm sure you've heard of SMART Goals. Most everyone has as it is probably one of the most common goal setting approaches. And I do think it definitely has it's place and some importance, but I think there are some critical pieces of advice missing from setting SMART Goals. We know that a goal needs to be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely...
Your goals shouldn't be an invitation to feel like a failure.Read More
I'm a huge proponent of self-care and I'm very sure that it's because of my intense levels of self care that I've survived most of these changes. I do my best every day to take time for me and to connect with my own heart. I realize this sounds wierd to some, but I'll explain how I do it, because it's not as crazy as it sounds!Read More
When I met my husband at age 18, we pretty much were inseparable from that point on. After getting married, we did what a lot of married couples do; got excited about our dual income household, not to mention we lived somewhere with ridiculously cheap rent and my husband’s new job was a significant raise from what he had been making, so we felt and acted like we hit the lottery. We had two car payments, credit cards, student loans, etc. When we wanted something, we bought it on credit.
The real break down came when I lost not 1, not 2, but 3 jobs… in a row.Read More
I live in a society and culture that loves children. Women commonly have children very early in their lives, by choice. It is not uncommon for a woman in her mid-twenties to have several children and be planning to have more in the coming years. Despite whether or not it is anyone’s business, a woman age 23+ that is married will be asked, sometimes frequently, when she is going to have children.
We also live in a time where speaking out about infertility is becoming increasingly more common.
But one group of women that aren’t speaking out much yet are the ones that make a choice not to have children.Read More
We live in a society driven by social media in almost every way, shape, and form. And somehow, it’s become the norm to use these tools to show our sincere support for others. Convenience. We’re after the convenience of it.
But is that the most genuinely supportive you can be with someone who you love and appreciate having in your life?Read More