My battle with food.

The first time I starved myself was shortly after my dad died. I was swimming in our family pool with my 3 year old son and as I was getting out of the pool, someone had made a comment to me about my cellulite. That was all it took. That was the trigger. Anorexia is…

To the daughter I never had.

I am blessed to be the mother of two sons. One proudly serves our country and the other is an outdoorsman who loves all things Tupac. I’ve often joked that God knew what He was doing when He gave me two sons because there is no way I could handle a mini-me. But as I…

I’m O.K. You’re O.K.

I have been in therapy since I was 24. When my dad died, I couldn’t get a hold of myself. Everything about me was just…dark. I would come home every day and try so hard to be the best mom I could be to my little boy, but I would always end up retreating into…

The power of “I’m sorry”

Countless times in my life, I have forgiven someone without getting an apology. I chose to forgive so I could move on with my life and not be burdened with resentment. More often than not, I can walk away from the person who wronged me and know that I’m better off without them in my…

I’ve got this.

Everyone has a breaking point. That moment when you know, enough is enough. You’re afraid and you know that making a change is going to hurt like hell, but you also know, without a doubt, that a change has to be made. There’s no turning back. So often we tell ourselves that things will get…

Pay attention to your dreams…and Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey I have crazy dreams and I love to analyze them. Dreams open up a whole new world that we’re just not in touch with when we’re awake and I think they mean so much more than we know or are willing to accept. Last night, I had a dream that I can’t stop…

You’re weird!

Stay weird. Whatever you do, do not comply to fit into someone else’s misconception of who you should be. Do not shrink yourself or try to be someone you are not. The ones who belong in your life will already know how magnificent and unique you are. They will love all of your weird little…

The good fight.

Sometimes you just have to fight for her. Even if there’s no one to fight against and nothing to win but her smile. Sometimes she forgets who she is. She might feel weak and unworthy. Fight for her. She needs to be reminded that you would risk it all for her. She needs to know…

Be your own best friend.

We want to be the “go to” friend who is always there to pick up the pieces. We give the best advice. We nurture, support and defend our best friends to the ends of the earth. When a friend is mistreated, we are so quick to say “enough is enough. You deserve so much better…

Full circle

I remember all the times I felt like my life was over. Some more clearly than others, but there have been plenty of them and they’ve all played an equal part in who I am now and who I continue to become.I remember feeling so sad at times, that I wanted to just disappear. In…