Why Robin Williams and I Have More in Common Than You Think

Depression sucks. Suicide, even worse. Just typing the words stirs a sadness in my heart that makes me want to write about anything but this.

Why Robin Williams and I Have More in Common Than You Think

Throughout the last week, I’ve listened to many discussions and read several social media posts and blogs about the tragedy of Robin Williams’ death. But I haven’t said much. I simply haven’t had much to say.

The news took me back to the day the world lost another comedic genius, Chris Farley. I sat in my high school art class and grieved his loss with my classmate, Robbie.

Today, I mourn again. I don’t know why a man who could bring tears of laughter to your eyes in seconds, decided to take his life. What I do know, however, is I can relate to the desire to want to do the same.

Three Ways to Be More Open and Live Life to the Fullest

In today’s culture we’re taught to have our own opinions, and voice them consistently. We have a “right” to tell others what we think, and often we end up being more close-minded because of it.

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I admit I struggle not sharing my opinion with the world, but I’m much better than I used to be. Turns out the world still goes around when it doesn’t hear what I think about everything.

Unfortunately, we seem to be more of an entitled generation than ever before, and because of that, many of us don’t live with an open mind.

I am excited to be speaking at Higher Ground Experience #66 in Eureka Springs, AR. Though this event is full, you can sign up for the next one.

Date: October 9, 2014
Event: Higher Ground Experience #66
Topic: Priorities
Venue: Little Portion Retreat Center
Location: Eureka Springs, AR
Public: Private
More Info: Click here for more information.

I am looking forward to being a guest speaker at Morningside Church in Blue Eye, MO.  I’ll be teaching on the topic of Simple Obedience prior to the main church service.

Hope too see you there!

Date: August 10, 2014
Time: 09:30-10:15 a.m.
Event: Morningside Church
Topic: The Power of Simple Obedience
Venue: Morningside Church
Location: 180 Grace Chapel Road
Blue Eye 65611
Public: Public
More Info: Click here for more information.

What Jackie Kennedy Taught Me About the Reality of Others [Vlog]

Isn’t it amazing that we can all see the same thing, yet see something differently at the same time? That’s exactly what happened to me a few weeks ago.

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I was touring through the Celebrity Car Museum in Branson with my little cousin, Caleb. There was the Batmobile, a motorcyle driven by Elvis, and of course, the 1976 Pacer driven by Wayne and Garth in Wayne’s World.

We turned the corner and there sat the black limousine Jackie Kennedy and her children rode in the day of John F. Kennedy’s funeral. I read the placard, then walked on.

You Were Made For More: Rid Yourself of Negative Self-Talk

Self-doubt seems to be an ongoing plague in the world. It’s the invisible disease that’s eating away at the hearts and minds of women and men everywhere, yet it so often goes untreated.

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It breaks my heart, really. I know if it breaks mine, it has to break God’s.

I hear my friends and family putting themselves down with negative words on a daily basis. I used to be the queen of it. Though I’m not perfect and still catch myself using negative self-talk, I’m so much better than I used to be.

Why I Voluntarily Signed Up for Insanity (A Personal Trainer)

I’m the type of person who can do the same thing over and over again. I can eat a salad everyday for lunch with the exact same toppings for months.

Why I Voluntarily Signed Up for Insanity

I’m one for routine. I drink my tea at the same time every morning. I prefer a specific type of ink pen. Sometimes, however, it’s time to change things up.

I’ve kept it no secret that I’ve gained 40 lbs. back of the 145 I lost. It’s still hard to say (type) those words. Lately I’ve felt stuck. I’m still running, still eating salads, and still drinking my tea at the same time each morning. But I’ve just felt stuck.

Why You Should Beware of Artificial Sweeteners

You’re at the local café and the waitress sets your nice hot cup of coffee down in front of you. She asks, “Would you like cream with that?” Of course you do.


Then you reach for the bright pink package, placed between the yellow, white and blue packets. After all, it has to be better for you than sugar, right?


How to Deal with Setbacks

You’ve missed a few workouts. You haven’t exactly eaten things that are good for you lately. That doesn’t mean you have to stay stuck.

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It happens – to everyone. Whether you’re a beginner in getting your health back on track, or you’re a personal trainer, it happens.

You feel like you’ve fallen off the weight-loss wagon. Now you’re beating yourself up for failing. This is where you might run to the refrigerator to soothe your defeated heart.