Already worthy: 3 strategies to break free from people pleasing

Do you have trouble telling people no without explaining your decision? Do you make decisions to protect the feelings of others? Do you consistently inconvenience yourself for the convenience of others? Do you go out of your way to make sure others are happy even when it is not something you want? Do you make decisions out of duty or desire? Do you stay awake at night wondering what others think about you? Do you have difficulty being honest with others for fear of being rejected or from others withhold[...]

Fresh starts: 3 savvy ways to navigate new seasons

If you stop to reflect on your current season right now, what would you say? Just pause and think about that. Are you: buying a new house? starting a new job? getting ready for marriage? raising small children? celebrating your last kid graduating from school? deciding what to do next? recovering from a broken heart? Starting fresh can stir up all sorts of emotions. Some of these changes are exciting life events that we want to capture in pictures and Christmas ornaments. Other events shake u[...]

Hello 2018

New year. New month. New week. New day. New perspective. New opportunities for growth. What a gift we have right in front of us today. But how we manage our heart and our thoughts will have a tremendous impact on the outcome of our year. Nothing new will happen when we allow old pains to keep our heart captive. No change will occur when we continue to see our situations through the lens of defeat and despair. Why have an open door if we are too afraid to step out into the unknown? Why build a new r[...]

Pressing Pause: Celebrating my 39th birthday

It’s my birthday ya’ll. Today I turn 39. Whoa! Even though I have moments I am amazed I am almost 40, my body definitely reminds me that this is indeed a fact. From the couple of patches of gray hair that peak out at around my temple to seeing wrinkles around my eyes when I smile, I am thankful I have been given the gift of growing older.  Normally, one of my birthday traditions has been to write out my prayers, hopes, and goals for the next year. I embrace all that the next year has ahead of me. Bu[...]

Hello New Beginnings

Hi, I'm Mamie and welcome to my blog.  If you were sitting next to me, I would go ahead and give you the biggest hug (usually, I do try to ask first).  I am ecstatic you are here with me.   Normally this would be the place where other professionals say you should tell your reader a little about yourself.  So, I could share several facts about myself that evolved with age, like I wanted to change my name once I turned 18 or I thought I wanted to be a lawyer when I grew up.  But one fact I would definitel[...]