Breathe

Sometimes she has to remind herself to breathe through the pain. Read More

The Good Old Days

Her curtains were drawn, not a shred of light could fight its way into the room. Read More

May Promises

I promise……

To be kind to myself and treat me like I do the ones I love

To be patient

To put down my to-do list and enjoy the moment

To reach out to my loved ones. and tell them I love them

To stop and listen to the birds

To not cry anymore as my daughter prepares for college…..that’s a tough one

~Belladonna~

 

The One Where… Isabella Feels Love

I think it is just human nature to want to love and to be loved. I’ve never met anyone that longs to grow old alone. Well, maybe if you are a priest or a nun, but that’s another topic for another time. Read More

7 Must Do’s To Keep That Marriage Sparkling

I have never experienced anything more complicated than being married and raising kids. Not because I dislike it but because I want to do my very best. The last thing I want is a failed marriage and kids that turn into one of society’s nightmares.

However, for a marriage to be successful, both partners have to want it to work. You can want it to work until you are blue in the face, but if your partner isn’t 100% in than your screwed. Be honest with yourself while you’re evaluating your marriage, and don’t put all the pressure on you. Read More

If Only “Looks” Didn’t Matter

If you had to be honest with yourself and answer this question, what would your answer be?

Does looks matter to you when you’re searching for love?

If yes, how much (10%, 20,% 30%, etc.)?

I truly wish it didn’t matter, but I feel like the majority of us are programmed to base our attraction for someone off of their looks. I wish this wasn’t the case because some “not so” beautiful people on this earth could make for an ideal life partner. Read More

Love Is A Risk Worth Taking

We all have a fear of something!

Most of us have several things that make our knees weak and leave us with our anxiety on high. You know the feeling. Your palms are sweating, your heart is beating so hard that you can feel it in your ears.

Right when you think your heart can’t handle another second, you suddenly get light-headed. Then everything becomes a blur. Read More

Coaching, Deception, and Love Stories…Oh My

I’ve been on this earth for 43 years. In those 43 years, I have completed elementary school, middle school, high school, military life, college, more college, and raised 3 kids. In that time I’ve come in contact with thousands and thousands of people.

However, in the last 5 years, I’ve come across the worse of, the worse. In my years of personal training, I found myself coaching 5 women that were “close friends” to each other. A 6th was on the way, but I put an end to almost all of the sessions before she had a chance to join my program. Read More

The Hug Monster

My husband calls himself the huggie monster!

That is precisely what he is. I don’t care how many times I go into his office for a hug, he will give me one. He holds on for as long as I do.

I love that.

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If You Love ME…​Tell Me No

Why is it so hard to tell the people that you love NO? Even if we see that by saying yes to everything may be killing them.

It’s a fine line between enabling someone and wanting them to feel satisfied. Notice I didn’t say happy, just happy. So many of us love so hard that saying no actually hurts. We want the ones we love to get what they need and not have to feel pain if they don’t. Read More