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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Feeling all the feels, even the negative ones

Hello there. I’m a human. I get negative thoughts and feelings. I am not positive  percent of the time! Here’s the thing, I let negative feelings in. I allow myself to feel the uncomfortable, uneasy, messy emotions that come along with being human. And let me tell you, it isn’t always easy! It’s VERY easy to […]

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My Namaste Life

*This blog post is written in partnership with Namaste TV. Namaste TV believes that #mynamastelife is a great fit with  Styling the Inside approach to life.  Below I share what #mynamastelife means to me. Namaste, the belief that there is a divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. We all […]

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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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Life Lessons from raising a strong-willed daughter

Everything that drives me crazy about having a strong-willed daughter also makes me equally happy. I know it may sound crazy when I say this challenging behavior makes me happy because in the heat of the moment I honestly just want to rip out my hair! However, when I reflect on the things that challenge […]

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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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#Standtogether-embracing our differences and coming together to prevent bullying

  Bullying, a topic that brings up a slew of complex emotions for me.  After a tremendous amount of inner work, and reflection I continue to use my bullying story to start dialogue about compassion, empathy, and the effects bullying has on the bully itself and the victim. Oftentimes people are fighting battles we know […]

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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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An accountability tribe can help you stay sane

At the beginning of the year, I met up with my friends, and fellow mompreneurs, Taslim, Founder of Let Me Out Creative and Salma Founder of The Write Balance at the local library to set some goals/intentions for 2016. Each of us left feeling motivated, refreshed and inspired to crush our goals while holding one […]

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Prioritizing time with my daughters

Spending time with my daughters outside of my daily `bossing`them around and mundane activities, can often times be challenging, especially since I have three! In other words, I want to nurture my bond with each of them but I’m not always making the time. My two eldest daughters are beginning to shift from little girls […]

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