Put Your Back Into It!

You know how that song goes,  "You can do it put your back into it! I can do it put your back into it!" I have no idea why, but that was blaring in my head as I started to type this letter to you. Have you been feeling the wild, kind of chaotic and exciting energy in the air? There's something about this fall that feels, different. More intense, in every direction. When there's a ton of change in the air, there's one key word that can make it more easeful and fun. Drum roll please..... flex·i·bil·i·ty noun the quality of bending easily without breaking. the ability to be easily modified. "I enjoyed the flexibility of the schedule" willingness to change or compromise.… [ Read more ]

Tell Me If This Ever Happened To You.

Last week I wrote about changing your story, a topic I could talk about for days. Mostly because it changed my freakin' life and I've seen that very act change the lives of countless women around the globe. Two days after that email landed in your inbox, my husband and I took on the hot-as-hell task of cleaning out our attic. Sweating our buns off looking through all the stuff we'd stored above our living space, I came across that folder. The one I never knew I saved, I actually couldn't believe I held onto it. "Renfrew Eating Disorder Facility" was printed in big bold silver letters across the bright purple folder. Underneath, those words were, Ashley Swider - patient.… [ Read more ]

You’re The Author Of Your Story

I want to know if you've experienced this before. I'll paint the picture for you. A beautiful woman has a deep yearning to break free from the molds she's created for herself over the years. She's so sick of the pit she feels in her stomach filled with the worries, fears and questions that keep her up at night. Lying in bed, while everyone else is a asleep, she's thinking... "Will I ever do something really meaningful? Do I have any passion left in me? How the heck could I use my passion to help others? What am I even good at? When am I going to take better care of myself? Am I ever going to be able to create a better… [ Read more ]

Are You Listening?

I am sitting here at my desk drinking a hot cup of coffee wondering if you've asked yourself this question lately. "Am I listening to what I need?" And I mean, really listening. Then acting on the wisdom you hear. It's a rather simple question yet so freakin' powerful. This time of year is filled with a whole lot of holiday spirit and for some that includes a boatload of stress. Many times that stress shows up reminding us, to STFD- Slow The Fuck Down. The invites to holiday parties can be enticing. The race of finding the perfect gift can be thrilling and at times exhausting. Yet, I'm curious how many 'things' that you're piling on your plate actually… [ Read more ]

For Your Sanity’s Sake

Yesterday I was digging through my overstuffed beach bag, searching past bite size carrots, towels, too many PB&J's and a dirty diaper bag on a mission to find my phone. The eclipse was right over my head and it hit me, "Holy cow, I haven't looked for this damn phone in hours." I gotta say, I was proud of myself. Which is both embarrassing and honest. What an unforgettable day we had. Seeing that eclipse right over our heads, with our feet in the wet sand on our favorite beach in Charleston was my favorite day of 2017. Rather than paint a picture with my words, here's a shot my hubby took yesterday. Mind blowing, right? Now right before this moment.… [ Read more ]

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