Author Archives: letter2self
5 Tips For Keeping Integrity While Dealing with Conflict

So, I hate dealing with conflict. Secretly (or not so secretly) I want everyone to be happy and get along. I want everyone to like me. I am going to blame this on growing up in the midwest. Even though I wish everything was sunshine and rainbows all the time, I do know that it’s […]

New Beginnings

I was let go from my job this week. It was hard. When my boss called me into the conference room to have the conversation, I already knew what she was going to say. I don’t know why, but I wasn’t surprised. It was a hard conversation for us to have and it was out […]

The Week After Election

So, I’m not sure if you heard, but there was an election. It was a very powerful election, a very passionate one, and for many people a very painful and terrifying election. I do not think I have ever been so emotionally invested in an election, in my life. Some people are tremendously afraid or […]

I’m Back, Y’all and I’ve Got a Kid!

So, I’ve broken all the rules of the blogosphere and haven’t written a blog post in almost a year. I’m breaking more rules by talking about my radio silence. When I wrote my last blog I had just found out I was pregnant, was working full time, building up our photography business, going to school, […]

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I feel like I have not posted a blog in FOREVER. This is probably one of the longest no writing stretches I’ve ever been on. My last post was in August… woah. I have not been posting on Instagram, or Facebook, my Facebook groups, or keeping up with the rest of my social media either. […]

Stop Punishing Yourself! Make Exercise Fun Again!

I used to punish my body with exercise. I would work myself so hard I almost couldn’t function. I struggled with eating disorders and spent about 8 hours a day working out. Even though I picked activities I thought I enjoyed, I used those activities as a way of trying to force my body to […]

How To Handle The Josh Duggar Ashley Madison Scandal

Another Josh Duggar scandal emerged. He was discovered to be one of the names of the Ashley Madison customers. He has since released the following statement: I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this […]

Success Is In The Mindshift!

If you only ever read one of my blogs, this is the one I want you to read. This is the secret to success, the crucial ingredients you need to live the life you’ve always dreamed about! It took me a long time to believe this, but once I FINALLY realized how true this statement […]

So… I’m a Fat Beachbody Coach, Now What?!

I had read some pretty devastating comments about “fat” beachbody coaches. They were pretty cruel and really discouraged me from signing up as a coach (despite REALLY wanting to help people), because I wasn’t to my goal yet. The comments really hit me in my insecurity spot. Thankfully, I was able to overcome those feelings […]

How To Stay Encouraged When Weight Loss is SLOW

I get really frustrated when people ask me how much weight I’ve lost drinking Shakeology or doing Insanity Max: 30. I feel as if that is the only measure of success people are interested in and when I have to tell them I haven’t lost much weight… they assume I have not seen much success […]