Before and After Pics
Fitness, Food, Health & Fitness, Personal Growth, Self-Care

Finding a Positive Body Image at 36

I turned 36 in December. Aside from being a lovely perfect square (🛑 math teacher/nerd alert), there is nothing special about this age for me. I’m closer to 40 than I am 30, but that hasn’t bothered me yet. What has plagued me my entire adult life, however, is my body image. I’ve never been… Continue reading Finding a Positive Body Image at 36

2019 in pixels
Habits, Personal Growth, Planning & Organization, Self-Care

My 2019 in Pixels

Lately I've been writing about transforming your life and ways to take the first steps in developing healthier patterns. The first step in that transformation is self-reflection. There are many ways to reflect on your past, and there are many suggestions to organize your thoughts/days/months/years. Last year, I chose to keep track of my days… Continue reading My 2019 in Pixels

Set intentions with a clear path
Family, Finances, Friends, Habits, Kindness, Parenting, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Care, Spirituality

Transformation 2020 – Step 4: Setting Intentions

A few months ago, I was listening to The Adult Chair podcast titled The Power of Intentions. In this podcast, Michelle Chalfant described the difference between a resolution and an intention, and immediately I was hooked. We all know that resolutions don’t work – most of the time. If you are part of that lucky… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 4: Setting Intentions

woman declaring
Boundaries, Family, Habits, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Care, Spirituality

Transformation 2020 – Step 3: Make a Declaration

Today is the day that you decide who you are and where you want to go. If you’ve been following along with the steps to transform your life in 2020, you reflected on the past year and reminded yourself of your values. Now it is time to turn those values into declarations. Declarations allow us… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 3: Make a Declaration

Fear, Habits, Relationships, Self-Care, Spirituality

Transformation 2020 – Step 2: Examine Your Values

In July 2009, I was on a plane on my way to Spain. I was running away from another failing relationship, spending money I didn’t really have to spend, and hiding from the truth I would only come to recognize six years later: I needed to change my life. I was passing the time by… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 2: Examine Your Values

Woman standing reflecting
Habits, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Care, Spirituality

Transformation 2020 – Step 1: Self-Reflection

I’m ashamed to report that a majority of my adult life – the time between my high school graduation and my 30th birthday – I didn’t know the power of reflection. I assumed that everything that was happening in my life was a result of things happening TO me, that I had no control. People… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 1: Self-Reflection

Fear, Habits, Recovery, Self-Care

What Does 2020 Look Like for You?

Let’s be honest. 2019 was rough. Based on the posts, funny memes, and comments I see as I scroll through FaceBook, most of you will agree. 2020 cannot get here soon enough. For many, midnight on New Year’s Eve ushers in a new beginning, a new year, a new chance at life. If you’re anything… Continue reading What Does 2020 Look Like for You?