Workout with Positive Affirmations (Guest Video)


Emmie Note: I get lots of emails from random companies and "gurus" who know nothing about my struggles or journey and want to guest post on this blog. I am really picky with guest posts because this is my little space on the web, and I don't want to put anything on it that I don't love, or from someone who wants to promote something I don't believe in. Nichole Kellerman offered something unique that I loved: a short workout coupled with Continue Reading

A Betting Birthday


Last Thursday was my 31st birthday. It's been difficult to really celebrate my birthday since my mom passed as the anniversary of her death and my birthday are only 2 days apart. Since I didn't do anything to celebrate the big 3-0 last year, I decided to do 2 things I love this year: go to the horse races and sing karaoke. If you're not familiar with Lexington, Keeneland is a race track here in town that runs in April and October. I might be Continue Reading

OOTD: White Stripes

The sign of a good outfit isn't how many compliments you get on it or how close it is to a look in a magazine - it's how damn good an outfit makes you feel. Today, I put on this casual outfit and felt comfortable and chic and modern - how I wish all my outfits made me feel. (Sorry for the computer photo - I was on the way out the door for a Starbucks run. Can't keep me away from caffeine!) Shirt: H&M+, less than $20, 3x (blogged about Continue Reading

Working on my (mental) fitness

image via It's a Crafty Life

I have to say thank you to everyone who wrote really kind words with response to yesterday's post about the anniversary of my mom's death. I was going to try to respond to all of them, but it was getting me emotional again (not in a bad way) and I already am worn out from yesterday. I'm one of those people who thinks about death being a part of life - it's something we all experience. Whether it's a family member or a dear friend or a pet, loss Continue Reading

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

The Lexington Cemetery this morning

Today is the fifth anniversary of my mom's passing. Click here to read about her struggle with young onset Parkinson's disease. This post is for her. Dear Mom, I can't believe it's been five years since I watched you take your last breath. I must admit that I'm quite glad I don't remember it quite as vividly today as I did the year before, or the years immediately following your passing. This morning, I went to the cemetery. I know Continue Reading