Lifting the veil to expose insecurities

Lifting the veil

Note: I'm writing this post not to defend myself or to cry foul over dissenting comments. I really think this has been a valuable learning lesson and just want to explain the processing of the episode a bit. A little over a week ago, I wrote a blog post called "Accepting the Now." I'd love if you checked it out in it's entirety before moving forward in this post, but to summarize: I'm tired of the endless runaround and analysis my head plays Continue Reading

Weekly Roundup

Silver Glitter Christmas Tree

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know there are some groans going on tonight as some of us prepare to go back to work for the first time in several days with the Thanksgiving holiday. I celebrated Thanksgiving last Saturday, so I spent Thanksgiving putting up Christmas decorations. Speaking of, here's a random photo of my Christmas tree. It's a glitter explosion and it's a little unreal how happy it makes me to just sit in front of it Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving!  Today and everyday I am thankful. I am thankful for a loving husband and my pup. I'm thankful for my improving health and a great group of people who are helping me find my way. Therapist, trainers, etc. I am thankful for fulfilling work. I am thankful for friends near and far, old and new. I am thankful for each person who reads my words and follows my journey. This includes the vocal cheerleaders, the silent Continue Reading

Ooh, pretties! New Gwynnie Bee Arrivals

Gwynnie Bee Plus Size Arrivals

My closet looks like a complete disaster right now as I'm trying to cycle out summer/fall clothes but am not quite ready to pull out the sweaters yet. I kind of want to just keep the basics in my closet: jeans, leggings, tees, cardigans; and put the rest away for the new Gwynnie Bee arrivals that are coming fast and furious. (Gwynnie Bee is like Netflix for clothes. Here's an intro.) I've worn the bird print tunic twice this week, the aubergine Continue Reading

Weekly Roundup

It's not who you are...

Happy Thanksgiving week (for my US friends)! I can't believe it's Thanksgiving already. I celebrated it early yesterday with my husbands family, so now it's time to put up the Christmas decorations. Thinking of decorating the front door this year - I haven't decorated the outside of my house in several years. I figure a door project is relatively easy and not as frustrating as stringing lights all over the yard. I've been under the weather today, Continue Reading