Posted On January 12th, 2022
The goal of my life
Is to get my heart and mind
To ride the same wave
At the same time
And to have neither fall off
To realize that their connection
Has the power to calm storms
But that their separation
I want my feelings and thoughts
To be Best Friends
That never fight, each other
But that will go to war, for each other
Creating a heart
that listens to reason
And a mind that knows
when it’s not the right season
C.A.P.E.rsona Chats: Episode 5, Successful but “Still Single”, December 16th, 2021 4:00 PM EST
Posted On December 14th, 2021
I can not let 2021 end without one more episode of C.A.P.E.rsona Chats! Join Julian and I as we talk about the three stigmas we’ve experienced the most as women that are “Successful” but “Still Single”.
And I’m pretty sure you’ll be surprised to hear who gives us the most ‘grief’: men or women; family or co-workers; other singles or married folks?
Trust me, you do not want to miss this one!
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Emotional Eating: Why it Became my Drug of Choice and how I Recovered
Posted On December 13th, 2021
I must admit that I worked hard to have a smile that originates from my soul, travels through my heart and still arrives intact to its destination on my face. Because for years I only felt emptiness in my soul, sadness in my heart, and wore a smile faker than a million dollar bill. I didn’t know my purpose, didn’t believe in happiness, and felt that no one cared to know my truth.
And so I ate. A lot.
Posted On December 8th, 2021
I’ve given you too much power
You’ve betrayed me one too many times
And it turns out
You know very little about what I need
And even less about what I deserve
Yet you are in control of everything
From now on
I think I will experience love
Less with my heart
And more with my eyes
And see where that gets me
Why it’s Perfectly Ok to Achieve Goals…and Still Not be Satisfied
Posted On November 15th, 2021
This is the year that I finally arrived at a level of success that made every last one of my previous failures and trials worth it. And I got here because I achieved and dreamed at the exact same time. If I’d focused simply on reaching important milestones in my Army career and ignored my dream to write, I would not know this success. Or if I’d focused solely on publishing my first book and neglected to give my best to my career, I would not know this degree of success.
The Beauty of Resilience
Posted On October 11th, 2021
Life goes on – after every hurt and after every tragedy. The world doesn’t stop when we suffer, nor does it slow down as we recover. Life continues at the exact same pace, whether we actively participate in it or not.
Posted On September 27th, 2021
There’s something I’ve never told a soul
And I’m not sure if you can take it, if I shared with you
It’s about the girl I used to be
About something I was forced to do
You see I haven’t always been this woman you know
Didn’t always hold my head up quite so high
In fact, I used to believe that everything about me was less than
Though I know now, that’s a bold-faced lie
Because I murdered the girl I used to be
And truth be told, I’d do it again
Because she would’ve done anything to make me lose this confidence
She would’ve always let, my insecurities win
So yes, I celebrate myself on purpose
Because I survived the battlefield of my mind
And that’s why the only thoughts that enter my head right now
Are full of self-love and positive vibes
Emotional Safety or Love: The Choice is Easy
Posted On September 6th, 2021
If I’m honest, this idea of emotional security or safety is relatively new to me. Growing up, I always thought the goal of any romantic relationship was to fall madly and deeply “in love.” And it didn’t matter if that ‘love’ was kind to me, if that ‘love’ respected me, or really if that ‘love’ was even reciprocated. As long as I was “in it”, it was right…or something like that.
Introducing Nandi (My Inner Beast)
Posted On August 9th, 2021
I am about six weeks out from my next CrossFit competition on 18 September. And let me tell you, the nerves are REAL. Yes, I’m working on the complexity of the exercises but more importantly I’m working to make sure my mind is right.
Posted On July 15th, 2021
The Power of Knowing Your Influence. I would bet that every last one of us is guilty of underestimating our influence. Both within our immediate circle and beyond. In our third episode of C.A.P.E.rsona Chats, Julian and I will discuss why there is so much power in knowing the full range of our influence – and the responsibilities that come with that knowledge. I’ll also tell you about a ‘new’ skill that I’m honing during those precious moments that I find to TAKE THAT CAPE OFF!