Signs you may be gluten intolerant

Let’s put it plain and simple…

Lately I’ve felt like straight dog shit. I haven’t slept a full night in months. I am fatigued beyond belief. My mood goes from high to low in the blink of an eye. Focus and mental clarity is nonexistent. Itchy is an understatement when it comes to my skin. Despite consistent efforts to lose weight, my body rejects it. And my anxiety (that I always have in some shape or form) is at an all-time high. Read More

Why I choose to make choices from love vs. restriction & deprivation

Still on my Lent kick, so bear with me. And, if I think about it, I probably will be for the next 39 days ūüėČ

If you recall, I wrote a blog on 19 things you should consider giving up for Lent. If you haven’t read it, obvi you should. They’re not your typical chocolate & alcohol sacrifices either.

Well, as we know, I vowed to pick one from this list (giving up feelings of unworthiness) & practice it religiously day and night for 40 days. I, along with many gals, struggle with this. Even if we look happy, pretty, confident & like we have it all, sometimes we really don’t know what’s going on inside. I’ve had a lifelong battle with an eating disorder and probably will always struggle with this to a certain degree. But, I have committed myself for the Lent duration to make this my main priority — give myself a little TLC, if you will.

But, I also wanted to give up something that was tangible. If you’re competitive like me, you want everything you do to be measurable. Read More

Love YOU, first.


This Instagram post by Being Is Beautiful was too good not to share. From divorce to loneliness to working effortlessly to get back to a place where the only person who can fill my voids is ME,  I can really relate to this message. I bet you all can too.  Read More

A New Journey: #WhyIYoga

So, when I say I’m a yogi in training, that would probably be an understatement. I’m still figuring out the moves with the right technique with hardly any strength to actually hold me up (luckily my gymnast & cheer background helps a little). BUT, I could care less. There are only a few things that come around in your lifetime that really set your soul on fire and motivate you to want to be better every day. Read More

Video: The key to a happier life

A friend shared this video with me a couple weeks ago when little life things were crashing and burning all around me and I felt a weight of a thousand bricks on my shoulders. Enough was enough at that point and I finally gave in…to letting it consume me. Along with feeling sorry for myself, I felt depressed, lost and shameful with no light at the end of the tunnel. Read More

When God KEEPS whispering to you, listen

I got back from the gym this morning, opened the door to the smell of bacon & fresh coffee brewing, and I thought…man, I could really get used to this. Bri –the new beau — was cooking breakfast so it would be ready¬†for my hungry belly when I returned. Yes, ladies, he’s real. And no, you can’t have him.¬†

We sat down to eat our perfectly made eggs, bacon & coffee and I¬†snapped a photo of our breakfast (because, obvi, you can’t eat without snapping) before opening my devotional — a morning ritual for me (something that¬†B is still getting used to).

I, unfortunately, missed yesterday’s devotional – hence why my Monday was a little off. So, I was determined to catch up on the Oct. 17 AND¬†Oct 18 message.

I quickly noticed that the Oct. 17 page was permanently bookmarked. I read the first line and it immediately took me back to Oct. 17, 2015. Read More


I’m deep into a new book called “You’re Already Amazing — Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be” by the fab Holley Gerth.

Today while reading, I stumbled across a mini poem that I wanted to repeat to you.

You know when you’re in some type of “funk,” and those little inspirational whispers that happen to come your way at just the¬†moment you need them most (thanks to the man upstairs)? This was one of those whispers for me, today.¬† Read More