We always have a choice.

We always have a choice. Always. We can choose to respond or not respond. We can choose action or complacency. We can choose courage over fear. We can choose gratitude instead of lamenting the things we don’t have. We can choose starting over or hanging on to the past. We all know this. We allContinue reading “We always have a choice.”

If I had three lives…

I have a job that requires me to be “on” all the time. Owning a dance studio and teaching kids means teaching appreciation for a timeless art, passing on traditions, and offering instruction in technique and terminology accurately and deliberately in order to perpetuate the craft. It also means being the best part of everyone’sContinue reading “If I had three lives…”

Back to Blog

Well…if ain’t your girl who tries to have a blog but fails to post?! Here I am! Can you tell my dance season started last Monday? Can you tell that I’ve run nonstop from task to task, appointment to appointment, meeting to meeting, and activity to activity for the last 10 days? Eeek! Maybe oneContinue reading “Back to Blog”

Emotions In Check = Less Pain

I did something this week that I often have a hard time with…I kept my emotions in check. Yeah, it’s worthy of celebration, right?! Go, Me! Follow me on this…you KNOW something to be true, but it takes life happening, experiencing hardship, and un-learning and re-learning, before you finally can DECLARE it. Well, here weContinue reading “Emotions In Check = Less Pain”

Suicide Prevention Month: Our Story Begins

Here’s the scoop on mental health problems…they suck. I think we’re now prepared to share some of our experience with mental health challenges and suicidal ideation, but be warned. It’s hard and sad and awful. I am bringing it to my blog, because September is Suicide Prevention Month. We are a few weeks into theContinue reading “Suicide Prevention Month: Our Story Begins”

Feeling Joy

Feeling shiny this morning, and I hope you are, too! It’s a beautiful day here at the barn watching Brady ride. I’m enjoying loving on this little orange kitty, too. (His name is Chip. His buddy running around here, the white kitty, is Queso. So cute!) Breeze is keeping a close eye on them. AContinue reading “Feeling Joy”

Out of the Mud At Last

Y’all ever stepped in that kind of mud that sucks your foot right up, and you lose your shoe? You can’t go on. What do you do with your sock foot? How do you get your shoe unstuck and back on without getting completely muddy? You just stand there holding up one foot, trying notContinue reading “Out of the Mud At Last”

What does your anxiety look like?

What does your anxiety look like? This morning, mine looks like a super muddled, very chaotic brain, the beginnings of a headache, and restlessness. So I got up, took some medicine, and made coffee. In an effort to try and settle my brain, I keep reminding myself… Your thoughts are running away with you. Don’tContinue reading “What does your anxiety look like?”

Friday Adventures, September 9, 2022

Following a few conversations about our safety in and around Memphis, we opted for a Friday Adventure right here close by full of giggles and retail therapy! We got our fill at Wayback Burgers, and if you haven’t been there yet, run (and I mean, do not walk) and try it. Brady had the CheeeeesyContinue reading “Friday Adventures, September 9, 2022”

Identity Crisis?

My hair is purple, right in the front. It’s been blonde, even red, but purple…it’s kind of my thing. It’s fun. I get compliments on it all the time. People ask me questions about it, too. Is it permanent? (Yes.) Do you do it yourself? (Heck no.) Does your husband like it? (Yes.) Is itContinue reading “Identity Crisis?”