I am not really sure why this topic will NOT leave my mind, heart, or fingers as i sit down to write tonight, but it's here and i will welcome it over a flickering candle giving me just the perfect enough light to type, along with the perfect volume on my praise music as it puts me in that writing mood. you see, it's about self confidence, self worth, and self approval.  it's heavy on my heart because i believe it's the one single thing holding people back from their fullest potential.  and this time last year i was stuck in a rut.  although i was living life with joy and happiness, i was robbed of peace in this one little area. no matter how many thousands of people who agreed and believed in me, i always focused on that one person who didn't understand or agree with me.  for some reason, i would ...

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Dear America, While I was in the middle of blissfully planning a bright and cheery birthday party for my 4-year-old, and literally skipping through my house without a care in the world, I got a phone call that put chills all the way through my body and sent a trail of tears down my eyes within seconds. I had such a hard time swallowing this devastating news. And I'm still choking back tears today. Yes, my day moved on after that phone call and we still went about our birthday party. But my heart kept returning to this news. Over and over and over. I woke up thinking about it. I couldn't shake the devastation. I hate feeling helpless. Then I remembered that there was something I could do. And something you can do too. One of my dearest friends ...

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