10 BENEFITS FROM EXERCISE ON THE HARD DAYS

Overwhelming stress and grief will take their toll on nearly every person who walks the face of this earth at one point or another. Finding new, healthy, and positive ways to deal with these situations is critical to our health and well-being. Exercise is a game changer for those in need of healthy stress relief. This free form of therapy …

10 SUPER SIMPLE TIPS FOR A HEALTHY AND FIT LIFE

10 SUPER SIMPLE TIPS FOR A HEALTHY AND FIT LIFE As a fitness coach, I see trends people who want to change their life through fitness. Clients get so wrapped up in the “correct” way to exercise and eat and that perfectionism ends up making the new lifestyle cumbersome, stifling and overwhelming. Within weeks their great intentions turn to giving …

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PERMISSION TO RISE

I give you permission to rise. I realize you don’t need my permission, but there are days where we all need someone to tell us it’s okay. I’m a 46-year-old woman who has lived through more than my fair share of crap in this life from poor self-image, weight difficulties, widowhood in my mid-thirties, and solo parenting of two babies. …

WHO YOU SHOULD LOVE AFTER LOSS

WHO YOU SHOULD LOVE AFTER LOSS It’s lonely. In fact, lonely is not a strong enough word to grasp the depth of aloneness that becomes your life after loss. You are desperately and hopelessly alone regardless of how many people surround you, love you, care about you. You can be in the center of a room that is filled with …

YOU SHOULD STAY

YOU SHOULD STAY When tragedy happens everyone runs to be by your side. The beauty of human nature in the midst of unthinkable circumstances can be truly inspiring, and profoundly encouraging. You hear every kind, sincere and beautiful promise possible by people who believe in everything they say. “I promise to help you on the hard days. I promise to …

I CAN’T FIX THIS

I CAN’T FIX THIS My son was 13 months when he lost his father. He holds no memories of his daddy and never asks questions or brings him up. He is a happy, well-adjusted, smart, and lovable five years old. He just also happens to be a kid who’s dad died way too young. Truth be told, I don’t worry …

THE GLASS HOUSE OF GRIEF

THE GLASS HOUSE OF GRIEF Welcome to widowhood. I’m giving you fair warning – this journey will be perhaps the crappiest you ever endure. This journey is difficult regardless of your kind of loss. It may have come as a shock; it may have been expected, regardless of your circumstances it is beyond painful. No words do the pain any …

MEASURING THE PAIN…DEATH AND DIVORCE.

MEASURING THE PAIN…DEATH AND DIVORCE. Please stop….I beg of everyone. A few weeks after my late husband passed away was my first preview into the competitive world of, “what’s worse, death or divorce?” and it made me infuriated. Here I was, a newly grieving widow, dealing with the end of life stuff, shock, two tiny children and tons of grief …

MOMENTS WE TAKE FOR GRANTED

MOMENTS WE TAKE FOR GRANTED Moments We Take For Granted ~ Today I had the privilege to have lunch with a close widow sister who has been by my side since right after I lost Mitch. I was standing in the restaurant, waiting to be seated before she arrived and a young woman walked in with the cutest little boy …

LOVING BEYOND LOSS

LOVING BEYOND LOSS I would like to start this blog post by saying that this is not a blog saying that you MUST love again post loss. This is a blog post about how you CAN love again. Happiness is not tied to being in a romantic relationship, but if you do decide that a new relationship is in your …