Fill Your Heart With Passion!

Magical sunsets, road trips with friends, joyous laughter, dripping ice cream cones, music that touches the soul and precious dew drops…

What sparks a fire in your soul?
What fills your heart with passion for life?


Whatever it may be…GO…GO DO THAT!
Why are you still reading?
Go! Go and nourish your soul…

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


Live in the Moment…

Today is a bit of a dreary day, here in West Michigan.  It is chilly, forcing me to pull out my fleece hoodie and wool socks…again!   I find myself reflecting, on these calm and peaceful Spring days, reminding myself to live in the moment, regardless of the weather.

The conclusion of my posts always read: love yourself, embrace yourself, just be you. This is not only a daily reminder for myself, but to those reading. We all have a plethora of stories to share. Our stories are brimming with joy, sorrow and some serious plot twists. Regardless, I truly believe we will never be given anything in life that we can’t embrace, handle or overcome.


As we journey through life’s ubiquitous tribulations, we must always begin from within. We must love ourselves first, at any given moment, no matter what the circumstances. Stop wasting moments waiting for your “perfect self” or the “perfect weather”. Embrace yourself each and every moment, regardless of how you look or feel. Our chapters won’t always be filled with happiness and our reflections won’t always display the strongest versions of ourselves. Welcome to life…embrace the amazing, the awful and the in betweenimg_1578

Take a moment to remind yourself what is truly important. Focus on your journey and how far you have climbed. Think of those stormy waters and recognize how the winds have shifted. Take a moment to breathe and feel joy inside. Celebrate how far you have come, up until this moment. Don’t turn the page to tomorrow, before you have even experienced today.

So, on this beautiful Tuesday, WATER YOURSELF WITH LOVE and allow yourself to FLOURISH! It doesn’t matter how you look or feel! Just focus on flourishing to the best of your ability! At the end of today, remind yourself that you did the best you could and that is truly enough. And this my friends, will allow you to GROW

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


No Talkie Before Coffee

There is a rule in our home that is very simple: No Talkie Before Coffee.  As you may have guessed, I did not make this rule up.   Here are just a few reasons why…

  1. I do not like coffee. It simply tastes like bitter dirt!
  2. I so love mornings.
  3. I enjoy communicating, any time of day.


Although, I will never understand the coffee world, I do respect it.  I choose my battles wisely and abide by this law of the land, to the best of my ability. I am human and can’t be perfect all of the time…but only a few words will spill, I promise.

I am envious of those people who love their alone time and can easily survive by speaking only 1,000  miniscule words a day, MAX!  These individuals are truly gifted! When I try to not speak, I find the words just spill over, like balls at a batting cage, leaving the poor soul listening left to decipher my pile of “word spaghetti”. UGH!

To top it off, I have been told my entire life that I was too emotional.  Trust me, if there is a secret guidebook that spells out the step-by-step process on how to not FEEL life so deeply and differently than most, please let me know!  I am happy to send you a self-addressed stamped envelope to overnight it to me.

Although, I have learned to embrace who I am, I still wish a magical light switch existed to turn my emotions and words off for just a bit. (How about a dimmer switch…even that would help!)  But, I know me…

I share everything I feel.

I laugh as much as I cry.

Maybe it is just because I am paying such close attention to life…

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…