We were playing a version of the $20,000 Pyramid's Winner's Circle recently with some tween-aged girls at the After School Writing Club I lead with BreckCreate. The category was, "Things Parents Say." The first thing the clue-giver said was, "No!" Is that what parents are known for? The nay-sayer, the joy-kill, the hammer. We all laughed, but … Continue reading Say, “Yes”!
Have you read this book - Mindset, by Carol Dweck - before? I've heard of it for years but decided to plunge in and read it this month. I gained many insights from it and have really tried to think about my own mindsets - especially around money, growth, and success. I am someone that … Continue reading Grow Your Mindset
For those of you who know me well, you know what I love: family, the outdoors, music, friends, adventure. For this holiday season, I thought I'd share a "few of my favorite things" that are a part of my every day world that could also offer unique gift ideas for others. National Parks National Parks … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things
Has something ever taken you out of life for a season - perhaps an injury, a loss, or even a bad decision? I can only imagine as shock starts to slowly bleed into reality. "This is real. This is happening." It's probably like watching a movie and wishing you could push rewind to rewrite the … Continue reading Broken
Do you feel "stuck" in any way? In your career? Emotionally? Health-wise? Relationally? Last week I had the surprise "honor" of getting my car stuck in the snow. I had just dropped off my kids at the bus stop and decided to try to make my way up the bank as I had done many … Continue reading Stuck?
Don't stop dreaming! I have some pretty incredible friends who have gone after some big dreams in life. (One of them just launched a new brand of amazing shoes for young women this week!) And I personally feel like our own life is one big dream. We would all say that every bit of courage … Continue reading Dream Big
I was running along a trail in Breck today and spotted a beautiful flower, so I stopped to snap a photo of it (and take a breather since I had just come back to life at 10,000 ft!!). It was a simple act, pretty mundane actually, but when I let myself really pause and admire … Continue reading Running to Smell the Roses
Last month, I had the privilege of listening to an amazing speaker Cecilia Stoll at Arbonne's Global Training Conference. She said many things that impacted my heart and mind, but one of the most memorable to me was, "How you do one thing is how you do everything." It was a call to be excellent … Continue reading How You Do One Thing…
Our family has always enjoyed hiking. Since the kids were toddlers, we took them exploring on trails and jumping in rivers, lakes, and streams all over Texas. As they've grown, the distances of our hikes have also grown. Over the last four years, we've chased popular trails all around the Western US, hiking through most of the National … Continue reading Take Them Hiking
As we near the end of our active winter season, I gave myself a treat and holed up in our snowglobe of a home to put together our family fall slideshow. It evoked so many different emotions I wasn't anticipating. This was the first year our boys went full-time to public school, and their absence … Continue reading Seasons Change