30 September 2017

For a moment here let’s turn down all the noise, stop chasing all those unattainable visions of what healthy looks like and tune into you and where you are. This is your journey. This is your formula. You get to design what health looks and feels like in your world. You are capable of making these shifts.

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Taking Off My Cape

22 September 2017

Let me ask you something ladies. When was the last time you were truly taken care of? I mean, so taken care of that you didn’t need to use your brain for anything! You didn’t have to worry because you knew that life was going to continue on seamlessly, even with someone else at the reigns. And all you had to do was sit back, relax and enjoy not having to be the ringmaster for a while.

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Something Isn't Working

9 September 2017

I have all these things I want in my life and goals I want to achieve, but there is only so much time in the day and I don’t want to compromise on ANY of them!! I get something different from these various social, faith related, creative and health focused aspects of my life and I believe they help me life a full life.

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Learning to Rely On Me

3 September 2017

About 6 and a half years ago, my world came crashing down. My mom - my rock, my best friend, my person, my go-to for everything - died in a car accident. My dad, who just lost his soulmate, best friend and the love of his life, had to come to my house to tell me and then watch as I collapsed on my bedroom floor in a heap of tears and hysterical crying.

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The Truth About Showing Up Late

14 July 2017

I was reading a blog post the other day where the author described a chaotic morning in her home and how in a moment of frustration she raised her voice at her toddler whose antics were delaying their departure for an appointment, possibly causing them to be late. We’ve all had mornings like these, right ladies?

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Walking Each Other Home

23 June 2017

It has been a tough month for our family. On May 12 our daughter finished radiation treatment after 6 months of chemotherapy and we were ready for it to be over. I struggle to talk about anything that does not involve cancer. Maybe we’re stuck, maybe we’re tired, maybe we’re resentful that she had to go through this again. In a self-help world, it would seem easy to fix the problem. Maybe I need a gratitude journey, maybe I need to remind myself of all the good that has come from this, or maybe I need a manicure, a shopping trip, and some “me time”. The problem is when you have faced your biggest fear and waited to hear about whether the cancer has spread in your little girl, those sorts of coping mechanisms don't seem to cut it anymore.

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Are You Pouring From An Empty Cup?

9 June 2017

I speak to so many women that are day in and day out exhausted, physically and mentally. They are holding down a full-time job, looking after the kids, organizing family life, cooking dinner etc., so you can say time is not really on their side.

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Would You Choose Confidence or Courage?

7 June 2017

The characteristics of confidence and courage are often perceived to go hand-in-hand. In fact, the two are not interchangeable. To be confident is to feel certain of one’s own abilities and appearance; to be courageous is to forge ahead despite fear. It would be wonderful to possess both of these qualities, but most of us do not. If you could choose to foster either courage or confidence, which of these traits would you prefer?

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How a Babysitter Saved my sanity, our marriage, and helped me fully enjoy life

31 May 2017

Why is it so hard to ask for help sometimes? My name is Jackie and I chose to be a stay-at-home mom. I decided to make raising our children my full time job, so for some reason, in my head, I thought that meant all of it was my responsibility. What I missed realizing was that it’s okay to ask for help and not feel ashamed for doing so.

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