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Parenting

Military Brat Parenting: Five Things I Tell My Kids in Hopes They’ll Be Better Humans

My dad was an Air Force colonel, a fighter pilot and a Vietnam veteran. In addition to being a proud (and dutiful) daughter, my upbringing …

An Invitation Into Your Name

As I began to process through the writing of this article, I hit a wall. While this is not unusual, this wall felt different. Talking …

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Letting Go Of Things That Don’t Serve You, Without Apology.

“One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.” –Brigitte Nicole When …

It’s Bigger Than Basketball: When Teams Turn Into Families

My son was practically born with a basketball in his hand. Before he could even walk he was gripping the baby sized basketballs and dunking …

Be Silent, Be Still: The Power of Pausing in an Ever Chaotic World

Being mindful and focused is hard! Often times I sit down at my laptop intending to send some follow-up emails to clients or update my …

Sacrifice: Not Just a Dirty Word

SACRIFICE is not just a dirty word. Or is it? What does this word conjure up for you? Perhaps its sadness or heartbreak. Maybe it …

A Penny’s Worth of Thoughts: Collecting Valuable Moments with your Children

The glimmer of sweet, sweet coins Nothing makes me happier during a run or a walk than catching a small glimmer in the street. A …

What a Headache Taught me About my Life

April 2018 I was worried that 6 weeks of daily headaches meant I had a tumor or something major going on. I had put off …

Learning to Love the Hard Times- A Lesson From my Children

Hard times. Are they fun? Do we like them? No! Never! We normally don’t even want to talk about them! They make us cringe and …

The Day I Cried Over Spilled Milk: My Journey of Self-Care and Embracing my “Enoughness”

In 2012 I began my self-care journey and it changed my life in ways I’d never imagined. Sharing this story has become part of my …

The One Thing That Shifted My Marriage Struggles

Have you ever had those moments where you wonder, “Why did we get married?” I would like to say this question only arose after children were born and we were dredging through the exhaustion of raising small babies. But no. This question arose in the first weeks and months of marriage and I wish someone had told me this one thing that might have shifted our marriage.

Cutting the Toxic Ties: Not Everyone Knows How to Love

My dad was in the military and left early every day for work. When I woke up I would go to the kitchen and find …

Live a Life You Love: 4 Simple Ways to Have Fun as a Mom

Time for fun? What moms have time for that? If you’re like me, you’re thinking about the million things on your to do list that …

Awaken to Who You Are

Stepping up to the microphone, the girl’s hands trembled. Her mind focused on deep breathing and the mental exercises needed for calming her nerves, as …

Cambodia – The Journey to Visit my Daughter and Myself

An unexpected work trip to China opened the door of opportunity for me to visit my daughter in Cambodia in March, for 5 days.  What …

Discover Your Piece to Create Peace in your Home.

Finding the pieces to create a peaceful spot in your home for you to rest and recover. I’m a sucker for all things that make …

The Rise of Empowering Females in the Financial Industry!

In today’s market, women understand the importance of work-life balance and taking a more holistic approach to address challenges. It’s no surprise they are starting to emerge as leading influencers in the financial services industry using the same mindset and parameters!

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4 Ways to shift your Journaling Mindset

Do you get excited to start writing in a new journal only to find it sitting untouched a month later? Are you intimidated by the …

The Case for Marriage: 5 Reasons to Marry Young

Our Story:             Picture this; my heart is racing as I see all the guests being seated. I am all alone now at the top …

Grief 101: Learning As I Go

We’re not taught how to grieve in school.

Growing Forward: 3 Life Lessons I Learned That Aren’t Taught in School

Recently I was reminded that in order to grow forward, we must embrace our past. It is a part of me that made me into …

The Beauty of Birthdays- Let’s Celebrate

I love March! Not only is it the start of spring when daffodils start popping out their bright yellow heads out of the ground, it’s …

Posing: Bringing the Scaffolding Surrounding My Heart into the Light

There is a morning prayer I’ve seen circulating throughout social media over the years, that never fails to give me a good laugh. Dear Lord, …

The Journey to Find Happiness Within

Happiness Have you ever stopped and asked yourself why everyone is chasing happiness?  How can one word have so much meaning that it has literally …

Don’t be a Hater – 5 Reasons to Start Loving your Body Now!

“Dear You, Make peace with the mirror and watch your reflection change.” – Sohini Did you know that you don’t have to like everything about …

Looking for friendship? Spend time with people you like

Have you ever struggled with friendships? You’re not alone. Making friends is uncomfortable for most of us. Let’s take the pressure off of friendship.

The Big G and how it nearly wrecked me- Finding myself at thirty-eight

Nearly two years ago, I took the biggest trip of a lifetime. I flew to Bolivia in search for my brother who was left abandoned …

When the heat is on: Surviving life’s challenging seasons

Summer in my rugged, beautiful homeland of Australia is always HOT, but this summer has been THE most intense heat I can remember of all …

The Benefits of Giving Back: Why Volunteering is Good For You

When was the last time you went out into the world and actually gave your time – more than an hour – to an organization …

4 Easy Steps to Creating Your Vision and Why You’ll Want to Do It NOW!

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey Have you ever thought about what your …

How To Declutter Your Soul As Well As Your House In a Practical Way

Spring is in the air and perhaps you are feeling the natural urge to declutter your house in a practical way. We are soaking in …

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Growing Up Together – Part 2 – It’s not just about the Writing

In my first blog I introduced myself and a few of my inner writing companions; Tendency to push away, Giving up and Calm who all …

My Unexpected Resolution and How it Can Give YOU More Time Too

Last month the world was filled with talk about goals & resolutions. Everywhere you turned someone was telling you how to achieve something you wanted. …

My Dear Child Thank You. You Made Me Human.

As long as I can remember I had always heard the stories you will never be the same after becoming a mother. I would always …

Identity: The Journey of Discovering Who I am

I started gymnastics at the age of three and it became my life. My identity over the next seventeen years. Bringing me recognition, awards and …

When Your Best Friend Has 4 Legs: The Ruff Truth Of Being An Animal Lover

Being an animal lover is something that has always been a part of me.  I remember being in 7th or 8th grade and was convinced …

Coffee, Love, and Other Things Important in My Life

My Coffee Pot died today…. well, kind of.  It ALMOST died today…it was a tragedy for about 10 minutes.  Don’t worry…I already had a new …

Opening up to Pain and Not Showing up With a Smile on Our Face.

“Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In reality, the strongest people are the ones who feel it, understand it, …

Which Comes First: Self-Acceptance or Personal Growth?

TRUE OR FALSE? You can’t accept yourself and desire personal growth at the same time. Go ahead and think on that for a second. I’ll wait.

Mind Games: The Subtle Art of Telling Yourself to Get Lost

How often do you find yourself in a dialogue…..with yourself? Daily? Weekly? If you are anything like me, this dialogue happens so often throughout the …

Growing Up Together: Part 1 – Setting The Scene & Being Honest

If you’ve arrived here in this sacred space you are probably like me; a fellow change-maker, peace-creator and sprinkler of love on our planet. I …

Eat the Cookie! How We Self-Sabotage in our Efforts to Better Ourselves

So, there I was sitting there on my couch, staring at the half empty package of Double Stuff Oreos, and thinking (not for the first …

What if the End of Something You Held Dear is Actually a Gift

This is a story of a journey~~a journey that took me to inward & outward places I had always wanted to go. Both of those …

Our Mind is the Enemy: Control Thoughts Before They Become Actions

*Disclaimer- Experiencing depression and anxiety are incredibly real and frustrating situations.  If you find that you cannot pull yourself out of dark thoughts, you need …

What to Do When Your Friend’s Birth Doesn’t Go as Planned

Most of us are not prepared when we get the news – a friend or family member has had a baby, and there have been …

Stick to Your Goals: 4 Steps to Help you Follow Through

Do you ever feel frustrated and overwhelmed by the New Year’s resolutions and goals talk? Wonder how to get started? These thoughts led me to …

Come and Take a Seat: There is Room for YOU at Our Table

Today is the launch of The We Spot blog. Let me tell you, this has been a LONG time coming. It’s absolutely amazing to see …

Skating My Way to Self-Love: Finding Self-Love in Uncomfortable Places

I’ve been formulating an article in my head about self-love and was planning to give you a lovely little list of fairly expected things you …

5 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self: Rising in Corporate America and Life.

Listen up, ladies! No matter what your age or what type of job you have, you should always have your eye on the prize. You …

TRUE LOVE is found in the vulnerable places.

Here we are…February.. .we’ve already reached the second month in our 2019. Traditionally, by the beginning of this month, in the supermarkets, on social media …

January has 70 days, it’s the longest month of the year.

By the title of this article, you are probably interested in what is actually going on in my head. You might say “Julie, do you …