Tonight my house is dirty. There’s crap everywhere. Some would walk in and tell me it’s not that dirty. Some wouldn’t even notice and most would honestly tell me I’m being ridiculous. But I see crap everywhere. Continue reading “Go clean your house and be free”
Today I saw a quote post on social media from a fellow entrepreneur and I loved it. It’s a quote from Naeem Callaway and here is what it said:
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.
Ok ladies, this is a tough love post. Get ready!
Absolutely every person in this world has moments of insecurity. Some have them more than others. As women, we battle insecurities often and can let them take a front seat in our lives. We’re all guilty of this and it’s time to stop.
As a single parent, entrepreneur, and community volunteer I gotta say life can get ridiculously overwhelming. You have ups and downs, moments of bliss and moments of self doubt. Continue reading “Remember every day you are planting seeds.”
When you see others succeed you have two choices: You can be jealous, sulky, and bitter….or you can be proud, inspired, and motivated.
One path is obviously more positive than the other, however it’s easy to wake up and realize half way down the path, you’ve chosen the wrong one.
Continue reading “Choose the right path, and turn around if you didn’t”
July 21st will always be a special day. It was an evening years ago that I discovered an awful truth of betrayal that broke me to my core. My husband was having an affair with someone I barely knew but trusted. In the weeks that followed they sustained their relationship and I remember at one point realizing I was never going to be the same again. Continue reading “From a painful reminder to a day to be grateful.”
It was February 24, 2011, on a cold snowy morning when I drove down the steep drive of my beautiful mountain home I had grown to love. Continue reading “Strong, Confident, and Beautiful”
This Sunday I wanted to use up a lot of random ingredients I had around and make something “fancy” yet simple. So I opted for turkey meatballs. Continue reading “Fancy/Random Turkey Meatballs”
It’s January? Seriously? I feel like the second half of 2013 blew away like a fart in the wind. That goes for some of my key areas of focus too. Well, there’s no looking back now and there’s no better time than to get my butt back in gear. Continue reading “2013…gone like a fart in the wind”
Sometimes I get in ruts. Ok, a lot of times I get in ruts. While I haven’t quite fully diagnosed the infinite catalysts to these ruts I’ve narrowed them down to some high level buckets. Continue reading “Therapy in making lists”
1. Humor really is the best medicine.
2. Healthy skin is beautiful, take care of it.
3. The mind really is the first muscle to move.
4. We learn more in the hard times than we do the good. Continue reading “In 46 years, 46 things I’ve learned”
So recently someone asked me, “So Melanie, what’s your story?” I was totally taken off guard by such a deep question, especially coming from someone I had just met. Continue reading “What’s your story?”
What a weird feeling….now that I have a forum to release the thoughts in my mind…I find reservations. There are a lot of things in my mind that I’ve previously not been afraid to share with folks and many times with perfect strangers. Continue reading “I own everything that happened to me”
I recently had one of those, “why didn’t I think of that” moments. While perusing through Instagram the other day I stumbled across a post by Oxygen Magazine that showcased one of their clean eats recipes. Continue reading “Oat Clusters, A Hot Mexican, and Cacao Powder”
“It’s like flipping on a light switch,” she said. She being a representative from a local advertising agency. Her presentation was on branding during a Women in Business Unlimited luncheon I attended. Continue reading “Just Flip The Switch”