Binge Eating Disorder: My Story Unfolded

image of weight loss before and after5-4-3-2-1 …Here goes nothing… At the Rise conference I was challenged by Trent Shelton to post something on social that not too many people know about me. As someone who used to like to hide, this was absolutely terrifying. But, I’ve learned that I have to show myself because you never know who is watching & who can be inspired from your narrative.

Back in 2005 I had a thriving online business where I shared my story & helped so many other women who felt pretty alone in their struggles. I was happy, but still living in a place of not being sure of the person I was meant to be and that got the best of me. Not sure why [Read more…]

Day 30 is here! Here’s what I learned & what I lost

image of body loveDay 30, nice to see you!

Today marks:
30 days of eating Keto.
30 days of no alcohol.
30 days of Intermittent Fasting.
30 days of personal development.
30 days of no Mexican food.
30 days of living my best life.
30 days of believing in myself, being disciplined, showing up, AND (the most important in my mind) keeping a promise to myself.

That’s right – I [Read more…]

January 8, 2019: A Day to Remember

image of self loveI did something this past weekend while I was out of town that I haven’t done in forever. I looked at myself in the mirror and said, “I am deserving and worthy“. What you don’t know (and what I probably should leave out) is that I was going to the bathroom and the door facing me had a mirror on it. What can I say? I saw an opportunity and went for it. What better time, right?!

In all seriousness though, years ago I used to look at myself in the mirror (never while going to the bathroom, I might add) and [Read more…]

“Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It” Book Review

image of personal development bookLast night I was flipping through my saved books on my Kindle & decided to start “Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It” by Kamal Ravikant. I had no idea specifically what this book was about, more than the personal development side of it, but the cover intrigued me.

It’s a predominately black and white cover with a person standing pointing a gun to the head and a red heart on [Read more…]

Tattoo Time: I did it!

image of bold quoteThis past Tuesday, while in Calgary, I decided I wanted to finally get that tattoo I’ve been talking about for a few months now. I looked up tattoo shops, read reviews, set my Sidekix app (think of Waze, but for walkers) for the route, and went on my merry way. Once I got to the shop, I was greeted by a girl who told me that they didn’t have any availability that day, but that [Read more…]

Calgary Reflections, Take 2

image of Calgary, CanadaWanderlust: A desire to travel, to understand ones very existence.

The last time I was in Calgary, I was moved beyond belief. It was such an incredible experience to have had that time to do all the things, some of which I knew I wanted to do & others that just happened as a result of not having a plan.  This city is such a fantastic place and it’s amazing what can happen when you just let go and get out there.

You know you’re doing something right when [Read more…]

Falling in Love with Myself, Little by Little

image of champagneAfter hitting “publish” on my post yesterday, I was proud of myself. Like genuinely proud of myself. So much so it called for a celebration! I got dressed, put on makeup, did my hair all cute and wavy, and left my room to go to a bar to have a glass of bubbly. As I was sitting at the bar, the bartender struck up small talk with me and asked if I was celebrating anything particular. I smiled and replied, “Yes! I am celebrating me“. I’m sure he probably thought I was a little cray-cray, but he did [Read more…]