Entries by Anne

Ready, Set, Take Time for SELF-CARE

Are you feeling it? That buzzing in the air? Look around you. The holidays are in full swing…regardless of what you celebrate. Do you feel like diving under the covers and staying there until the holidays (and all the stress that come with them) are long behind you? Shopping, cleaning, decorating, baking, hosting, etc., etc.–I’m […]

The Final Chapter

Just like a book has a final chapter, my Dad experienced his final chapter in this world. It’s been an emotional roller coaster for me during this time. I was doing everything I could to stay present with what was ahead of me. As much as I wanted “what’s next” for him, I was already […]

The Journey Continues (Part Two)

My dad was admitted to the hospice house for the second time. Throughout this journey we’re on, I find myself continuing to reflect on many life lessons along the way. The greatest of these is the understanding that being vulnerable is not a weakness, but a strength. In the past, I did not want to […]

Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself

Do you find yourself using a word over and over again without giving it much thought? If you’ve been around teens (and beyond), you know their go-to filler word is “like.” “How was your day?” “Well, it was like Ok, but lunch was like great!” (Side note…have you noticed how much the word “literally” is […]

Time to Dream Big

I’m not sure about you, but I love geeking out on all things personal growth. So when a friend recently shared a personal growth book she was listening to I was quick to check it out. The book is Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become […]

The Journey Continues

In a recent conversation with a friend, I shared a very personal life lesson. Her response was “I don’t know how open and vulnerable you’re willing to be in your blogs, but this is something worth touching on. So many of us are going through this.” I responded that I would go there, for myself […]

Let’s Get Real

Many of my conversations lately have revolved around the desire to have more meaningful conversations. People are tired of the lack of “realness,” hearing “I’m fine” way too often, and conversations that never go below the surface. Do you also find yourself wanting to connect with a friend and share what’s in our hearts and […]

Midlife Redefined

Recently, I discovered a podcast that spoke to me in so many ways. I’ve been listening to Truth Telling with Elizabeth DiAlto for some time, but when I saw her podcast named Old Chicks Know Sh*t with Jennifer Arthurton, I knew I had to check it out. I’m not an “old chick,” but I am […]

Making It Count

Did you read my latest blog “The Path to Vulnerability”? In that blog, I shared how “feeling all the feels” is so important to bringing us growth and stepping more fully into our lives. Little did I know when I wrote the blog that my Dad would be going into the hospice house for observation […]

The Path to Vulnerability

What comes to mind when you hear the word vulnerability? Do you embrace it or do you feel uncomfortable at just the thought of it? According to Brene Brown, vulnerability is basically uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. Don’t you feel exposed just reading that? “Emotional exposure” are two words that scream rawness. But being vulnerable […]