Category Archives: Do What I Do

How consistency changed my life.

Two years ago today, I made a decision to change. I didn’t realize how consistency could change my life. I was consistent at overeating, exercising when I felt like it, eating a lot of sugar, hiding in my clothes, telling myself how awful I looked, shopping to fill the void of love. I battled my weight and consequently, my identity […]

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Being brave takes courage.

Being brave takes courage. Asking for help takes bravery. Asking for help means being vulnerable. Being vulnerable leaves you exposed. Most of us are not comfortable being exposed. Being exposed means you are transparent – the same in private as you are in public. It means you do what you say. It means you tell the truth when it’s not […]

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How to stop comparing…

Comparing is a nasty habit. We often compare our blooper reel with someone else’s highlight reel and that’s when we get hooked into the belief that we’re better than or less than someone else. Comparing creates animosity, resentment, jealousy, and competition. Living with this attitude can be very detrimental to your happiness and overall sense of peace. How can you […]

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Learning to Receive

Answer this question: Do I believe I am worthy? On the surface, this may seem like a simple question, but you may be surprised by your answers. Most of us have degrees and layers of negative mind sets we received as children. As adults, we experience situations and relationships that can reinforce a self-image rooted in “fact” but not truth. […]

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When I…then I’ll…

We’ve all said something like this, “When I lose weight, find the right guy, or get a better job”…then I’ll be happy. Sometimes it feels like there is a little voice inside that makes us think having what someone else has, or what we don’t have, will make our lives better. We look at the people around us – friends, […]

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chasing the feeling…

I want it and I want it bad. Dreaming. Hoping. Plotting. Recurring. Reaching. Bubbling beneath the surface. I crave it — and it craves me. So I make a plan to get it. A to-do list. The bucket list. Quarterly objectives. Strategy. Accountability. The goal. Except . . . I’m not chasing the goal itself, I’m actually chasing a feeling. Sometimes, […]

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faith and fear ask the same question

Fear and Faith both ask me to believe in something I can’t see. Why is it so easy to believe in the fear? We are all afraid of something. And for most of us, these fears are preventing us from reaching our greatest potential. Fear of acceptance. Fear of failure. Fear of rejection. Fear of intimacy. Fear of vulnerability.  Fear […]

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thankful

Start a list right now: what I’m thankful for. 1. My saviour. 2. My husband. 3. My family. 4. My furry kids. 5. My best friends. 6. My circle of inspired (& inspiring) crafters. 7. My health 8. My country 9. My unending optimism. 10. My supportive community of like-minded spirits. I’m realizing right now that I’m thankful for a […]

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the worst ‘f’ word

When my husband was growing up, the first bad F-word he learned was a “never-to-be-uttered” swear word that has now become much more commonly used and to which many of us have become largely desensitized. Failure.  With a capital F, the dreaded outcome that anyone who has ever tried something new, taken a risk, or really lived life fully and […]

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Too busy “doing”

What if I’ve been so busy “doing” that I’ve forgotten to “be” ? What if I’ve forgotten that on this journey I’m supposed to dream of my dream? What if in my anxiety and despair, I’ve concluded that it’s just not happening fast enough and I am losing hope? I am there. I have a huge dream. A “God-Sized Dream”, […]

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