The response I’m working on when receiving a compliment

Have you ever noticed when receiving a compliment how you respond? I know I’m guilty of deflecting compliments. And it wasn’t until a few weeks ago when my friend was taking photos for me when she brought this to my attention. She was giving me compliments on how beautiful she thought the photos were turning out […]

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Owning your story

When I started this blog, it was because of my story. My story of being an insecure child, who struggled deeply with low self-esteem. I started this blog because, during a large part of my past, I didn’t feel good on the inside. I took my emotions and anger out on my siblings, the kids […]

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Reflecting on 2017 and my guiding words for 2018

As I reflect on 2017 there are so many things I’m grateful for. I’ve worked hard this past year creating content for big brands. I had the opportunity to attend a special red carpet event with Oprah there. I’ve been writing more and becoming more comfortable doing video. In addition, our family had some amazing […]

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10 things about me

I’ve been tagged a few times on Instagram to share 10 things about me. For some reason, I never really got around to doing it and then last night I felt compelled to share some. When I began writing things like I love Reese peanut butter cups, and I always squint because I never wear my glasses […]

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Doing things that fill me up on the inside help me glow on the outside

Two weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of being treated to a MAX + customized facial at the brand new SkinCeuticals by Project Skin located inside CF Richmond Centre. I want to tell you I was super excited to go in for my MAX+ customized facial at the new SkinCeuticals by Project Skin located […]

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My guiding words for 2017

Making resolutions can oftentimes lead to disappointment, especially if the resolution is unrealistic. For this reason, I’m setting intentions rather than resolutions again for 2017. One of my biggest intentions for last year was to do less and focus more. Unfortunately, last year I spent a great amount of time ‘doing’ (again)! I became so busy […]

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Speaking my truth in an upcoming documentary: I heart Bullies

Sometimes you simply have to speak your truth, even if your voice shakes. But, what is your truth? Your truth is what you stand for, your values, boundaries, what you’re aspiring to become and most importantly; your authenticity. This is something I didn’t fully quite grasp until the other day when I was in a vulnerable […]

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When you want to hold on, but you have to let go

Today as I watched our little ruckus receive her preschool diploma I had to hold back tears. Charley graduating preschool marks the last preschool graduation of my three girls. I’ve parented for a little over thirteen years. Where has the time gone? It seems like it was just yesterday I was driving home with my […]

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Aging is a gift

  34: the number of years I’ve been blessed with this beautiful, messy & crazy thing called life. They say age ain’t nothing but a number, but I completely disagree. Aging signifies our personal growth, the number of memories we’ve made, our experiences, the hardships we may have endured, the connections and relationships we’ve had […]

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The things I am most proud of this past year and… the things I am not

As the new year approaches, I’ve reflected on this past year. Mostly, I’ve been pondering the things that made me feel good within, and truthfully I’ve been thinking about the things that didn’t. Last year I wrote a post about the things that brought more joy into my life, and how going into 2015 I […]

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