Life Hacks

Stop Being An Angelic People Pleaser

Stop Being An Angelic People Pleaser

I’m reading the book, The Girl with the Louding Voice. It’s about a young Nigerian girl who longs for education so she can find her voice to stand up for herself. She stops being a people pleaser so that she can please herself. Unlike the protagonist in the story, I...

What Should Your Legacy Be?

What Should Your Legacy Be?

My friend Carrie had escaped cancer. (hurrah!)  However during the surgery and wait to find out if the mass was malignant or benign there was time, too much time, to think. Legacy. Purpose. Love.   All the things we question when we face our own inevitable mortality....

How to Do the Whole30 Diet with a Toddler

How to Do the Whole30 Diet with a Toddler

“I like your stomach Mommy,” said my daughter Vivi. It’s all squishy.”  Like many, I had Pandemic Body.™ But that wasn’t why I started the Whole30 Diet with a toddler in the house. Sure I was squishy but I was also slow, irritable and had regular rosacea breakouts...

Are Your Memories Real, Even When Disputed by Family?

Are Your Memories Real, Even When Disputed by Family?

Dueling Memories I’m back in Montana with family. One of our favorite pastimes is to recount old stories and memories of our late relatives, those loveable yet fallible characters that came to Montana for homesteading, gold, and other adventures.  Of course, because...

Is Resentment Poisoning Your Life? 5 Tips to Move On

Is Resentment Poisoning Your Life? 5 Tips to Move On

“Remember, Heidi,” said my neighbor as I complained. “Resentment is like drinking poison hoping the other person dies.”  I nodded. I had been doing so well on my positivity journey . But today I wanted to show everyone my middle finger.  Yup - I had swallowed A LOT of...

When People Don’t Want to Hear Your Truth

When People Don’t Want to Hear Your Truth

Other people shut down my truth “Look at the abundance you have. Get a grip, Heidi.”  I spit out my coffee. Woah. I was being accused of “broadcasting my woes” as a one dimensional banshee. These weren’t the type of Instagram comments I expected at 6am. The comments...

Five Reasons to Get to the Mountains NOW

Five Reasons to Get to the Mountains NOW

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” John Muir As soon as we approached Auburn on the I80 and saw the Sierra mountains in the distance, something happened.The stress that had been gripping my...

Two Words to Increase Your Happiness

Two Words to Increase Your Happiness

Happiness? Ha! My life resembles a Jerry Springer show. In the past few months there have been love triangles, confusing betrayals, and severe illness. I’m not sure how to make sense of it all. Yet, as tantalizing as the details may seem, what happened to me is...