Let’s clear the air from the start. This isn’t a post riddled with negativity and sorrow. While there’s sorrow, there’s still hope. Struggle breeds strength. I pray this is an encouragement for anyone out there who has had a tough year. 2017 started with a phone call from my mom in February. “Amanda, you need … More 2017: A Year of Loss
Life can be hard. Mental health is so important for us to fully function as the talented, smart, good people we are. So, at times, it’s best to create a calming space for your mind to take a break and enjoy that break to the fullest: 1. Light a candle The first thing I do … More A Better You Starts with A Calm Mind
The teenage years were hard for me. My curves were awkward. I was shy, yet theatrical and outgoing on stage. I struggled with my weight which led me to struggle with my entire appearance. I struggled so much to the point I had an unhealthy relationship with food in that I wouldn’t eat it. I … More Do You Love You?
I love listening to Steven Furtick’s sermons. He’s the head pastor of Elevation Church out of North Carolina, and always seems to preach good, spiritual, Bible-based food especially when I need it most. He preached a sermon that’s stuck with me: Whatever you magnify is what you get. I want to run with this great … More Be Careful What You Magnify
It’s not easy sometimes. Walking through life and trying not to pick up and carry with us the negativity others throw our way. The underlying insults, the ones we don’t realize are actually insults until we get home and they rattle around in our brains. Little by little they chip away at our confidence until … More The Road to Confidence
Have you ever been given a bigger project than what you normally had tackled in the past? Have you ever been promoted to a position where, seemingly, you felt in over your head? Have you ever been looked to as a leader in something and felt like you should be the LAST person people look … More Do You Know You’re Already Qualified?
It starts with one thought. Whenever I’m tired or stressed, my mind tends to put all my thoughts on a merry-go-round and spin it out of control. My thoughts usually become obsessive about finances or my love life (J can attest to this as he’s been on the receiving end of many an insecure/accusatory text … More Controlling the Mind at Its Wildest