The Struggle Bus Is Real

How do we raise our young girls to not have body image issues? I'm almost thirty and can't seem to figure out the right amount of food to exercise ratio where I don't feel deprived or plump. I stepped on the scale this morning and now I wrote a blog titled The Struggle Bus is Real, we all know what two plus two equals. Check it out and give me your best body image quotes, remedies or reminders. xx

No Longer ‘Feeling Twenty-Two’ And I Don’t Think T-Swizzle Is Either…So There’s That

I usually HATE my birthday - this year I'm going to try something different and actually enjoy it. I share some best kept secrets in honor of my 29th trip around the sun. Check out today's new blog post, "No Longer Feeling Twenty-Two And I Don't Think T-Swizzle is Either...So There's That' up on #ramblinrandol

Starved for Joy and Hungry for Gratitude

If you starve yourself of joy, the best way to combat this tendency is to practice gratitude. Here's what I learned in chapter 4: The Vulnerability Armor of Daring Greatly. In a culture of deep scarcity--of never feeling safe, certain, and sure enough--joy can feel like a setup. Everyone in the family is healthy. No major crises are happening. The house is still standing. i'm working out and feeling good, Oh, shit. This is bad, disaster is right around the corner.  Hold the phone. Other people do this, too? You mean my secret (subconscious?) way of dealing with the too good vibes isn't an original plan? You're telling me this is one of the three ways people evade vulnerability and I fit into one of those damn boxes!? To be honest, I don't know if I'm more annoyed that a STRANGER is calling my shit out or that I'm becoming an annoying Brene Brown Superfan. Ooh! Or that I'm not as original or skilled at dodging emotions as I thought an hour ago. Read more of today's blog to understand the three ways we avoid vulnerability and how to knock it off if you forebode joy like me.

Shame. What Is It Good For? Absolutely​ Nothing.

Here's what I learned after reading Brown's chapter about shame and how to combat those nasty shame gremlins talkin' nonsense inside your head. Sharing an example of my shame in case it helps one of you, too. Get in here if you want to know the 12 shame categories according to Brown and join me in kicking shame in the face! 😉

I Need Your Help – KidWorks Is In Need Of School Supplies

Many of you know I've begun volunteer teaching at KidWorks, a local children's charity that serves at-risk youth in Santa Ana. In lieu of summer approaching, they are in desperate need of school supplies for its summer programs. I've got 1,000 followers on this blog and if each of you sent a $5 gift card from Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc. It would make a huge difference in these children's lives.  I'm hoping to collect enough gift cards to go out and make the school supply purchases. I will post updates regarding how much was raised and how much stuff we were able to raise (together) for this program. Kid Works needs everything from notebooks, to calculators to graph paper! Please send the gift cards to this address: 1302 Industrial Drive Tustin California 92780 Thank you in advance! "One drop of water doesn't make a difference, but many drops of water creates a garden"