Life With Leah* In 2013

A fun, more fearless 2013 is a great (though very Cosmo way) of describing this past year. Entering the new decade, I feel more enlightened and proud of what I’ve both succeeded and failed at. One of the absolute biggest highlights of the year was finding out I’m going to be an Aunt! Khloe will…

Spiritually Fed

It’s easy to get off track when life gets super busy. To get so caught up in your day-to-day life that family, friends, work, relationships, stress…it can consume you and make you forget to put God first. Or turn to him instead of others. I did that recently. I was so caught up in the…

Countdown to 30….Part 2

  Let’s also title this Some Lessons Learned In 30 Years. 1. Mom is basically always right. No, seriously. I can maybe think of one time she wasn’t completely right. (But sometimes you just have to follow your heart.) 2. SAVE moolah for emergencies. Maybe in my 30s I’ll finally get this one right. 3….

Countdown to 30…Part 1

  Yesterday marked exactly one month till I turn the big 3-0. It was like a fire was lit under my tail. I was motivated to get so much stuff done, stocked my fridge with healthy groceries, worked out…I’m ready for this!! But first, I need to slim down some more and I have exactly…

Valentine’s Day Playlists

Thursday is officially Valentine’s Day whether you like or not. Personally I like it, and I’m a single girl.I have a big heart with a lot of love to give and blessed to have a lot of loved ones to give it to. I believe in saying I love you and showing you care year…

Thankful Everyday

  Thanksgiving is a wonderful yearly reminder that we need to be thankful of all of the things we have: family, friends, our homes, our health. But, we need to be thankful everyday. We all have our hard days (sometimes weeks) where we can’t see the good. But counting our blessings is something we really…

Occupy Holidays Movement

  As soon as I heard that retailers like Target, Wal-Mart and Sears were going to start Black Friday early I became instantly furious. Seriously, we are so consumed with materialistic things as a society that we can’t even spend one whole day being truly THANKFUL for what we have?! You have Thanksgiving dinner with…

Joy In Random Moments

I’m generally not one for making plans. Granted I have to in some way on a daily basis-we all do. This week I had many things planned. But even the few things that technically went accordingly didn’t really go accordingly. The great surprises that came out this week (so far) not only has made me…

Compassion

Compassion is apparently a virtue I have forgotten lately. The image below, which I found on Pinterest (shocking, I know…), was the wake up call I needed. I need to lose the ego. Stop looking at the past, placing blame, being hurt and angry. I need to forgive. I have confused “being a doormat” and compassion. They…

Letting Your Heart Heal

I remember after my first love and I broke up I was devastated. I couldn’t eat, I went out drinking everyday with friends to numb the pain and listened to the sappiest of songs. I remember being in fetal position on the floor sobbing to “Can We Still Be Friends” from Todd Rundgren, “Holding On To…

Shine A Light of Positivity

I’ve had a perfect Sunday morning so far. Woke up, poured a hot cup of coffee and got to catch Joel Osteen on TV. Joel’s message always inspires and encourages me. Today’s message was regarding leaving “deposits” in the world. When he says “deposits” he means leaving encouraging words and actions. Compliment someone today. Help…