Tag Loss

5 Ways to Start Taking Small Steps for Big Results

Often times I find myself sitting at my desk at my job, or at home at the dining room table, looking at my planner intently with overwhelm.  Whether it be big goals and changes for myself or my business that I am striving for or daily tasks that need to be done, I am frozen because I don’t know where to start, so I end up starting nowhere and sit there for another long period of time.  I want to do all of these big things, like lose twenty pounds, get to yoga 2-3 times a week, and actually run a 5K.  Even when we are frozen in completing out to-do lists, we all have to start somewhere. RELATED READ: 2017 Planner Recommendations Straight from Creative Entrepreneurs Ever since my grandma, who battled breast and bone cancer for nine years, told me her greatest advice was to “follow your heart,” I

Continue reading…

Finding Strength in Loss

My dad was ridiculously determined to make me into a golfer (for real 😂). For years, I was so ashamed because when I thought about memories of him, our stupid fights about golf were often the first thing that came to my mind. I didn’t realize until recently just how important these moments were in shaping me into the [business]woman I’ve become today. Our conflicts taught me how to stand up for myself, to search for reasoning behind things I “had to do”, and how to negotiate (sure, I’ll suck it up and go golfing today if you take me to the mall tomorrow 😝). I’m now grateful for the resistance he challenged me with and I love him even more for it. 8 years ago today he took his life. I’ve spent a long time running from our memories out of fear they would only bring up pain. I can’t help

Continue reading…

How Are You Doing Today?

When was the last time you said, “How are you doing today” to a best friend, family member or random stranger and actually meant it? Never ask this question if you do not want their honest response. Every day people are struggling to find balance in his or her life. This can cause pain, heartache, and honestly change the very soul inside of us that you thought you knew so well. There are thousands of stories I could tell you to give an example of how being mindful towards people will make life better, but the only story I truly know is my own. So here it goes: One night, on February 28th to be exact, I go to sleep in my college apartment with a horrific feeling inside my body. I do not understand why this is happening, and then suddenly it is tomorrow, and I wake up to a

Continue reading…

It Doesn’t All Happen for a Reason

I used to believe that everything happens for a reason. However, after the curveballs life has thrown at me the past few months, I’m not so sure that’s true. We hear a lot of talk about setting intentions to live more purposely and strategizing goals to keep us working towards something, but what about the times when we don’t get to give something a meaning beforehand? All the shit that comes up and every obstacle, what do we do with what we don’t plan for? There has to be more purpose than just ‘getting over it’, right? I struggle with this, I like calendars, planners, and to-do lists. I like preparation and strategy. Learning to roll with life’s punches has been an ongoing challenge for me. (Note: as a PR girl, I am more than capable of handling the chaos and unexpected wrinkles in other people’s lives and businesses – it’s my

Continue reading…