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 […]

Ryan Seacrest, Straws and Dating

I was listening to the radio today. Which is something I rarely do anymore, as I tend to be more preoccupied with listening to an audio book, and as I was flipping through the channels I heard a Ryan Seacrest sound bite. He was talking to some lady (I didn’t catch who it was) and […]

Crossfit Wins the Douche-Bag Award of the Week

If you haven’t heard already, Diabetics and Diabetic Advocates have been in an uproar on Twitter over some hugely insensitive, dumb-ass tweets that Crossfit posted. I typically avoid Twitter feuds as if my life depended on it… but I couldn’t let this one go. I was appalled at Crossfit’s ignorance. I also asked myself repeatedly […]

Lessons In Love

Photo Credit I’m taking a class in school right now called “Common Faith and the Christian Good.” Because it’s required the class is made up of a hodgepodge of students with a variety of different backgrounds and beliefs. That variety actually makes class really fun (*nerd alert*), since we get to hear from a variety of […]

Choosing Courageously

Daniel shared this really beautiful video with me this morning about a guy who lost a tremendous amount of weight and struggled with dealing with the excess skin that comes after losing so much weight. He bravely put himself out there to be accountable to his message of self-love. For whatever reason this brought up […]

3 Of My Favorite Things

Perks of having a photographer husband… impromptu photo shoots! <3   We were wandering Barnes and Noble after church one Sunday and Daniel needed some shots for school, so we decided to have a quick photo shoot with two of my favorite things… books and coffee! I’m holding the book Cinder, which I have not […]

Book Review: The Diviners

I love me some Libba Bray. She’s been on my top 10 list since the Gemma Doyle trilogy… which are also on my top 10 reads. To be fair, I don’t actually have a list of authors and books… more an ever-evolving “go-to” section of my brain that remembers certain books and authors with fondness… […]