Meals with Chris

Instagram is so wonderful because it connects you with such amazing people who you might not have met without it! Chris is one of those people. So inspiring, and always positive and supportive. Such a good friend to have in your court and life I think. So I wanted to have him share a bit…

The Final Say is Yours

There is no one we need to change for, but ourselves. There is no one we need to alter ourselves for to fit into their mold and idea of us. No one… We can listen to other’s opinions and hear them out, but in the end WE have the final say when it comes to…

An Afternoon with Natonya

My blog post this week is so much fun! I have a guest blogger for the day. Natonya is such a freaking amazing person… I met her on twitter recently after I started up my personal twitter for my blog. We hit it off immediately and I feel like I’ve known her for so much…

Metaphors

So I wanted to do a little something different today and share a couple metaphors I have found and use to remind myself to look for the good in things as well as to look for the whole picture of life. Often enough we get tunnel vision and forget to broaden our scopes about life,…

Check In With Yourself

Honest check in….. This summer hasn’t been the smoothest for me and it’s not even over yet! Lots of ups and downs and for me there where a couple BIG downs that seemed to overshadow the ups. There are some days when I just want to sit down and cry, or fast forward a bit…

My Hiking Adventure

So today I wanted to do a different style of blog post and share a super fun experience I had this past Monday! I didn’t post a blog post on Monday because I instead drove out to Central Oregon to hike the Green Lake trail! The views out there are so stunning. I always tell…

I Like Me

So often enough we get swamped with every day life. With emotions, stressors, curveballs…. Lots of things. Run down and not taking enough time to recoup and recharge we start picking at ourselves. We tear apart every little detail we don’t really like about ourselves until it becomes a bigger problem. The image that comes…

It’s Okay to Care

Often enough I hear people talk about how they were just super caring and supportive to certain people and then just ended up getting hurt in the process. Honestly I hear this a lot. The person was blindsided by the other person’s actions. Then the people hurt get mad and start saying things like they…

Healthy Emotional Self Care

Our own care is so important… often overlooked and down played, but so important. Our emotional health is not something to be taken lightly…. Often enough we are so ready to help others out and be that support for people that need it or a shoulder to rest on, but often overlook ourselves. I know…

Kindness Counts

No one is ever too influential or rich to not be kind. No one…. No one is too famous to not lend a helping hand or word, or just be there if needed. No one. We honestly never can know the full impact of just taking the time to reach out. Kindness is hard to…

You Can Be Both

The other day at work when it was super dead I decided to do a little word exercise to try and trigger some more blog ideas. I would write down a descriptor word that I myself wanted to be and then I would pair it with another word that to some might almost seem like…

The Road Less Traveled

Okay picture this; a busy highway stuffed with traffic, horns blaring, people yelling, everyone jammed because they are all trying to get to one destination. They all think they have to get to this one place to pick up this one item, happiness. They’ve been told if they stick on this road they’ll eventually get…