Tag Archives: life lessons

How To Love Life – Even When Shit Goes Sideways

These words came to me in the wee hours of the night, weeks ago. Loud. Really loud. My plan was to keep them to myself, but today I decided differently. I love my life. In this moment I truly love it. And it's not because it's "perfect". It's actually a terribly big f***ing glorious mess.…
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How Relationships Mirror Self Worth

Self Worth. Sometimes your greatest teachers in life had no idea what they taught you. Especially those who treated you the worst. The day you said, "I deserve much better that this" was the day you graduated from their class. I have a handful of gals in my world that are all going through some…
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She Lay There, Her Heart Spilling its Contents…

  Not a typical type of post for me. It came to me this morning while reflecting about this last year, the years preceding and where I am now. Perhaps it speaks to you. XOXO Love Jackie She lay there, her heart spilling its contents on the shower floor. The pain too much to bare, gut…
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Has Your Glass Ever Been ‘Shattered”?

A few words and an analogy that relates to self-reliance, shared with me by a good friend. I’m going to make an attempt to add a bit of a poetic spin to it, while making sure I stay true to the message. So imagine this, you are drinking out of a glass. This “glass” is…
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The Freedom Found in Dropping the Facade

Facade; a way of behaving or appearing that gives other people a false idea of your true feelings or situation… A question was posed to me this past week, I’m not at all surprised as how the answer to this question has unfolded and thought I’d share here. Maybe it resonates and in me exposing…
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The Other Woman

I want to precede this by saying that the following is not meant to induce shame or guilt or make anyone wrong. What I'm aiming to do here is to dig a little deeper and have a closer look at relationships, self worth and ultimately personal accountability. When I came up with my intention for…
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How to Set Boundaries…Step One

"Chaos breeds where boundaries are absent" Hey you! Yes you...you reading this right now, you KNOW who you are. I'm going to start this off with a great big thank you. Yes you heard what I said, THANK YOU! You just keep pushing the limits and this girl (me) has been in dire need of learning how…
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How Badly Do You Want “It”?

I'm feeling the challenges and the growing pains this week. I've had to release, reassess, make modifications and tweak a few things. It's apparent that some of the things I'm doing aren't giving me the results I'm looking for so it's time to make some adjustments. As with anything in life, if what we are doing isn't…
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The Art of “Letting Go”

Is there something in your life you need to "let go" of? Can you feel yourself resisting? Our lives and our values are constantly changing and what may have been important two, five or even ten years ago has most likely changed. Letting go has a lot to do with giving ourselves and others permission to move forward.…
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How Procrastinating is Robbing You From the Present Moment

  I did it. I finally did it. The one thing I have been putting off for weeks, I faced and I did it. And...I am sooooooooo relieved. It was just an email. Seems like no big deal, right? Yet, I procrastinated for weeks. The dread of writing it, trying to find the right words and carrying…
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