Love After Loss

There are many types of loss. Each loss type doesn’t have a guide book or road map, you have to navigate it yourself. Some have support groups and others just meet up at the bar to drink their sorrows away. When you leave a relationship you mourn the person you once were as you learnContinue reading “Love After Loss”

Leaders For Life

Participating in Leaders for Life is important to me because in 2009 I became the very survivor I was advocating for. My father, his broken heart saved mine. In 2002 my Dad survived a sudden cardiac arrest and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Because he survived, I decided to give back and in collegeContinue reading “Leaders For Life”

Leaders for Life: Women’s Heart Health

Before October 22nd 2009 I had no idea what a pulmonary embolism was nor did I care. To me that was something that happened to the elderly and at 26 it didn’t even touch my radar. My radar was off. I was 26 years old when the doctors gave me the news that I hadContinue reading “Leaders for Life: Women’s Heart Health”

Getting Healthy: Mind, Body & Spirit

I have struggled with my weight most of my life and built up some bad habits that have been difficult to break. I am now in my mid-thirties and on the cusp of breaking that “I’m invincible” mentality.  I’m not young anymore, I have aches and pains, more recently I’ve had really bad migraines.  I’mContinue reading “Getting Healthy: Mind, Body & Spirit”

A Best Friend Is?

While scrolling through TikTok to waste time that I didn’t have I came across a sound with the following quote: What is a Best Friend? Best friends are people who make your problems their problems, just so you don’t have to go through it alone. That quote resonated with me and I listened to theContinue reading “A Best Friend Is?”

That’s On Being Single

I have been single for years upon years upon years.  I constantly made excuses for it such as being busy in school, my career, living life and not wanting to be tied down, etc.  I spent most of my 20’s fending off questions about why I was single or “when you get a boyfriend…blah blahContinue reading “That’s On Being Single”

{Self Love} Weight Doesn’t Define You

When I was growing up my dad always told me “you do not have the right to make comments about a body that is not your own.” By telling me this he instilled in me the value of dignity and grace. Because of this lesson I just see people and not sizes. As long asContinue reading “{Self Love} Weight Doesn’t Define You”