Battling Sugar Cravings

Recently, I was teaching a class and a participant described the urge to eat sugary foods after dinner. She said that sometimes it would be so strong that she would even leave her house at night and drive somewhere to buy what she craved. I think that’s a pretty strong urge, right?! The only time […]

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Review: Hello Fresh

Lentil Salad

Recently, the folks at Hello Fresh were kind enough to send me a box of their delicious meals to try at home with my family.  They provided the meal free with no strings attached. I was not paid to write this review and it was not required in return for the box. I’m excited to share […]

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My Word for 2017

For the last couple of years, I’ve chosen a word to focus my goals, energy, and attention throughout the year. Last year’s word was “grow” and I think it was very appropriate as I continued to focus on growing in so many areas – personally and professionally. In so many ways, I feel that I […]

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Finish Well

Making a list of successes

This time of the year, I always find myself looking ahead. You too? I’m a list maker, a goal setter, a task-oriented doer. It’s in my blood – my mother is the Queen of Busy. It’s good and it’s bad.  Good because I sure do get a lot done. Or at least I make a […]

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Merry Christmas!

Y’all!  I LOVE Christmas.  It is my absolute favorite holiday. I adore the decorating, the baking, time with family and friends, and the wrapping. I could do without the shopping. But what I love the most is what Christmas is truly about.  Taking time to review the history of my faith and being in awe once […]

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Getting Ahead, Staying Ahead

Y’all.  Whether we like it or not, it IS the holiday season. Not almost.  Starbucks has their holiday cups out. Target has their Christmas trees up. And (gulp) I’m about to order my 2017 planner! Holy crap!  Where did the whole stinking year go? Did it go to chasing your dreams, fulfilling your destiny, and […]

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Chicago Travel Eats


Last weekend, I had the wonderful pleasure of taking my little sister to Chicago for a trip to celebrate her high school graduation.  We had a great time and while I’d been to Chicago a number of times on business, I’d never been as a tourist. It was so much fun!  From the visit to […]

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Managing Cravings & Chocolate Peanut Popcorn

Peanut Chocolate Popcorn

Am I the only one who suffers from some powerful sweet cravings sometimes? That’s a rhetorical question. I KNOW I’m not alone in that!  This time of year, it can be even harder because there’s soooo much that can creep into our house. Halloween starts the unofficial “season of sugar” for many of us. Candy, […]

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Priorities: Self-care


My most recent post (way back in September!) was about getting go of perfect.  In a book that I love, Fierce Conversations, the author says something like, “every conversation is really with myself and sometimes they involve other people.”  That post was as much to myself is to you.  I feel the same about this […]

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Letting Go of Perfect


I meet so many women who are focused on being perfect.  It’s kind of exhausting to be around.  They’re working so hard to control every aspect of their lives.  Thinking they can control all of the outcomes…if they’re just perfect enough.  Whether it’s raising a perfect kid – no sugar, all organic, the “right” school, […]

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