Hey y’all, Jessie here! Sharing the good news of a big girl purchase! Gabe and I bought two brand new cars this weekend. I know, crazy! But I learned a lot about taking risks in the car dealership world that I thought I could translate into real life! See below for a guide to taking … More Take the Leap!
It’s been over a year of Covid now. Among other things, I bet your exercise routine took a hit. I was able to go back to teaching my exercise classes in June. I’ll never forget how wonderful it felt! I tried to keep active during quarantine. I walked and did online classes. It just wasn’t … More Move It or Lose It
No one know what it’s like to be you. No one else has your perspective, your history, your triumphs and challenges. It’s important to remember this when seeking advice. Even when friends and family want the best for us, their advice can come from their own perspective and how they see us. It may or … More YOU are Your Best Advocate
I always loved those Choose Your Own Adventure books. Do you remember those? The ones where at the end of the page, you chose whether the character went through the ominous door or kept walking through the house? It was always fun to try them the way you would really react and then retry them … More Choose Your Own Adventure
As I write this, I’ve been suffering with headaches for the past few weeks. Bad, nauseating, present most of the time headaches. My kids will tell you that I am the Queen of Suck it Up, and that’s true. I’ve been going about my daily life. I’m still teaching my exercise classes. I’m still doing … More Give Yourself a Break
We had to put one of our dogs, Mickey, down last week. We had him from a puppy. He was 13 1/2 years old and cancer took over. One blessing was that there was not a doubt in my mind that it was time. One of the most pure forms of conditional love is that … More The Unconditional Love of Pets
We live in Texas. If you’ve watched the news recently, we resemble the apocalypse right now. As I write this, we’ve been frozen for a week, snow on top of ice on top of snow on top of ice! For perspective, we usually get a minor dusting of snow every 3-5 years. It was in … More Practice Gratitude
This answer is for both physical and mental health. For physical health, it is common for us to take over the counter medicine, rest, and take care of ourselves when we don’t feel well. When you’ve done everything that you know to do, and don’t feel better or get worse, go see a medical doctor! … More What To Do If You Don’t Feel Well, Physically Or Mentally
Have you ever had a random compliment turn your day around? Had a sweet, thoughtful comment on social media from a friend you hadn’t heard from in a while? How did it feel? How do you feel when you get a written letter in the mail? How about when someone close to you takes the … More Tell Them About It
1. Eating! You cannot survive without it. Eat enough to where you feel full and eat that snack you’ve been dreaming about. And don’t forget it’s important to eat a vegetable every now and then.2. Gaining weight! Hey, your body has to grow. It has to hold all your organs so you can stay safe … More 5 Things To Not Feel Guilty For!