Book Review: Why Her? by Nicki Koziarz

Alternatively titled: That time I had a "Come to Jesus" meeting because of a book ... So one of my favorite parts of this writing/blogging thing is the opportunity to review books.  It's a great gig — publishers send you free books and you get to tell the world what you think.   A few months ago, I requested a book I'd been wanting to read, Why Her? 6 Truths We Need to Hear When Measuring Up Leaves Us Falling Behind.   The book arrived from the lovely folks at B&H Publishing a few days ... [Read More]

What Counts as Success?

If you've ever heard me speak, you've undoubtedly heard these two sentences ... "Go ahead and take that nap!" and "We have a low standard of success: if no one's dead and no one's in jail, it's a good day." I know, you're now thinking, "Holy cow, this girl is crazy!" And yeah, I probably am. Of course, there's a lot more than meets the eye in those two statements. And, while I'm no where near as level-headed as I'd like to be about life {seriously, I'm an over-the-top emotional girl ... [Read More]

Looking at Ourselves through the True Lens

Last week I had to get my headshots updated. Can I tell you how much I *hate* doing that? All I can see in photos of myself is chipmunk cheeks and the way my stomach pooches out so I look a little bit pregnant {which I assure you I am not!}. Scott was doing the photos and all I could think was, "Keep your stomach sucked in, girlfriend!" Later that night as he began showing me the 200ish photos he'd taken, all I could see was my too big nose and not flat tummy. Every flaw seemed magnified by ... [Read More]