are you sick of hearing about my ultimate reset journey yet?  i can't help but document it because it's a huge part of my life right now.  in order to fully rid my body of anything toxic and icky, it will undoubtedly come with great sacrifice.  i love that every single thing on this plan is from the earth. meaning: it's from our father in heaven.  the bible says in Genesis, that, "God made the earth, and it was GOOD.". again i say...IT WAS GOOD. then man comes and processes, alters, changes, and chemically tweaks everything.  i believe wholeheartedly that food heals all diseases.  even cancer.  and if you disagree then i totally respect your decision and only ask that you respect mine.  we can totally agree to disagree and still be dudes, right?   this cleanse has me thinking about what goes into my body and my into my children's little ...

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being happy. choosing joy. loving life. it's just how i roll.  and i'm so determined to show others how to get to this same place that so effortlessly dwells inside of me. yes, it has become effortless. I know what it feels like to be unhappy.  joyless.  and hating my reality.  i know what it feels like to be a hundred pounds heavier and rejected.  i know how it feels to conquer demons that are deep rooted from generations back. and early on i learned how to be a fighter.  i learned how to survive.  it wasn't until about 7 years ago that I actually started learning how to thrive, not just survive.  my inward journey to complete peace and health started about 15 years ago.  it took time.  i wish i could sit here and say it was overnight and to just ask the Lord to heal you instantly. don't get me ...

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our family has learned so much this summer-especially the kids and i.  the husband grew up, traveling and singing with his brother and sisters, while his dad would bring the message. but the kids and i?  we have never experienced this lifestyle.   it's... different. and by different, i mean wild. and by wild, i mean crazy. and by crazy, i mean BANANAS.   and by bananas, i mean FABULOUS.  but, i'm so happy to be settling down and gaining my ground again.    those camper walls were slowly closing in on me, and my laundry was done at who ever offered up their washer and dryer.  and we had to do mini trips to the grocery store because our fridge only fills up enough food for 3 days of meals, and there was no way under the sun to live in a clean headquarters with three littles dragging out toys and crafts while a mom preps ...

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i am drinking coffee.  strong coffee.  and maybe i should have chose soothing hot tea because i am the most exhausted i think i have ever been in my entire being. but, instead i write. and tonight i wanted to do things that recharged my battery.  i took a hot bath.  i am drinking coffee because coffee rocks my face.  and i am writing while praise music hums in the background. i feel like my tank is empty.  i want to fill this blank post up with fabulous summer thoughts and adventures that are still very much stored up in my camera waiting to be deposited.  and if you would have caught me this time last week, my post would have made you see rainbows out of your peripheral vision while you read it.   (thank you spell check for helping me spell peripheral). you see, i have never been as inspired to ...

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I will never live my life any other way then the way i'm about to share with you.  ever.  ever.   i remember watching folks live life and they seemed to always crush all their goals.  i thought they were "lucky".  I had so many dreams that i often times felt like i was drowning in a sea of awesome ideas, without a single plan of attack to achieve any of them.  so i would just watch and marvel at all the other folks around me.  and at times it would almost make me more discouraged as i would wish that i could be that "lucky" too. i have finally figured out how to move through life by my terms.  i'm finally starting to live with focus. and vision.  just by simply setting goals.  setting goals isn't something you should do because it's a new year. i believe you should reassess ...

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I needed a good writing session tonight.  It's one of the many ways that I come and fill my cup.  I make deposits all day into my husband, children, my fitness challenge groups, my team of coaches, as well as sharing my story on stage in front of new faces every week, as well as listening to others open up and share their story with me, privately.  these are tears of joy and purpose.   please know that!!! when some people open up to me about their childhood or their past in any form, I know that it was triggered by my bravery.  and I know that their openness is healing them just a little.  the only way i'm able to stand up in front of a packed church and share my past is because i live with zero bondage.  zero guilt.  zero shame.  and zero hatred.  it's my true prayer ...

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I'm just a-jerkin' inside as I write this.  I'm happy.  I'm genuinely and undeniably happy.  I'm at a place in my life where I don't have to choose joy any more.  Joy is choosing me.  I have had an emotional week.  My emotions were hype as I set out on this wild and vivacious summer with the most important people in my life.  I am feeling so thankful, peaceful, and mostly deserving of this next chapter.   Even though I have no clue what exactly to expect, I'm fully and completely trusting, relying, and leaning on the same God who has never ceased to amaze or bless my life. I told the husband today that for the first time in my life, every single battle, struggle, and broken piece of my past makes sense.  Every last one of them.  I’ve been walking in a very healthy and happy light for the past 14 years, but up until this year, I still always ...

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did you hear about that family who just packed up their entire house, sold almost everything they owned, bought a fifth wheel, and is traveling the country this summer? you know...the girl with the blog?  the health and fitness coach?  with the really talented musician for a husband??  the one with a powerful testimony??? y'all know what family i'm talking about!!  (wink-wink) we are completely settled into our summer home.  we feel thankful in our hearts that we were able to buy this camper with cash.  absolutely zero financing.  and that in itself is just pretty much amaze-balls. i have been literally dying to leak pics onto my social sites, but i kept patient and waited until i got snap shots of our daily life as well.   i waited so that i could share with all my awesome readers the full effect. i kind of want you to feel like you are ...

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it's one thing to write a care-free blog about colorful quilts, picnic baskets, and the biggest bubbles you've ever seen.  those are easy to fire out.   but tonight, i want to draw attention to a lie.  and my only concern and sole purpose for this post is to grab a listener.  and if that's you, then listen up.   today i went for the most incredible run.  it was perfect out.  my ipod was on shuffle, and it shuffled just right.  i was running on beat with each new song.  i think i may have skip-jumped a few times.  and i certainly gave plenty of thanks to my Jesus while i escaped the demands of the day for a bit. as i took off down the constitution trail, and every single stress of the day dropped off, i began to get lost in my thoughts.  i was taken back to the season ...

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Well, most everyone who knows me directly (or even indirectly), knows that I am an avid Shakeology lover.  I have been into health and fitness for 14 years, without fail.  But I was NEVER a fan of supplements.  I had never drank a protein shake until about 9 months ago.  And the ONLY reason I even gave this shake a shot was because of the ingredients.  They blew my mind.  I took them straight to my best friend who I actually consider my mentor in the health food world, and she confirmed it was legit.  Then, this was the kicker, I took it to my OBGYN-since I was (and still am) nursing my baby love.  And he said, are you ready for this?  Are ya?  "Wow!  This can actually replace your prenatals." BOOM!  How's that for making me a believer.  Shakeology is full of dense nutrition and it's simply the best ...

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