Quick schedule update

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It’s been an exciting few months, with our LIFT event for women in the Boise area and several other speaking engagements! In fact, that’s why I’m posting this update with a quick note about my schedule. Pam, Kirsten and I have been asked to bring LIFT to a city near Boise later this year (details will […] Read more…

What an amazing night at #LiftBoise!

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Words can’t capture how truly amazing LIFT was last night! So since a picture is worth a thousand words–I thought I’d share the night in photos…   We laughed and cried and lingered long after the event was over. It was awesome seeing so many women come together to Live more Inspired, Fearless, and Thriving! Pam, Kirsten, and […] Read more…

An open letter to the woman who feels like there’s something missing

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Sitting here in this cafe, surrounded by groups of women who are leaning in close and confiding in each other, I’m more certain than ever that I need to write this. I hear it in the conversation that carries above the music, and I see it in the encouraging hugs of hello and goodbye; we […] Read more…

5 things to consider when your path seems stalled…

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  Pursuing your dreams is exhilarating, but it can also be challenging. Especially when things aren’t happening as quickly or as smoothly as you thought they would. If you’re at a place in your path where you feel like your dreams have stalled, here are five things to consider: 1. Are your expectations realistic? When I […] Read more…

When you feel like it’s too late to pursue your dream…

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Early in my journey as a writer, when I first set out to pursue my dream of becoming an author, I dug out an old box that my mom had saved from my high school years. At the bottom, buried under dried prom and homecoming flowers, my graduation cap and gown, and pictures upon pictures of high […] Read more…

When you don’t feel good about your body: 5 things to remember

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In my work with moms and women, I’ve had countless conversations about how we often struggle with our self-image. We look in the mirror and instead of appreciating our unique qualities, the negative self-talk begins. As someone who has struggled too, I know how it is to battle these feelings, and even obsessions. But there […] Read more…

What to remember when you’re facing change (and why it’s a beautiful certainty)

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  A friend asked me recently how we did it — how we moved our two teenagers across states like that with one going into 8th grade and one going into 10th. How did we make it look so easy? she wondered. It wasn’t easy, I promised her. There were tears and unknowns and excruciating goodbyes. But […] Read more…

What will you do with your 168 hours?

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“We all have 168 hours in a week and one life to live.” I look at those words written by Jessica Turner at Ann Voskamp’s blog and I pause. 168 hours. When you say a week, it sounds like a week – routine and packed with this, that and the other thing. But when you break it […] Read more…