My Life Mantra Gets Me Through the Toughest Days…Does Yours?

My Life Mantra Gets Me Through the Toughest Days…Does Yours?

What is your life mantra? I’ve been exposed to lots of great mantras over time. But despite all the exposure, nothing triggered me to have my own personal mantra until a few years ago. At the Air Force Academy, our mantra was “Discipline, Integrity, Teamwork, Faith.” When I entered the Air Force, it was “Service […]

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2017 Gift Guide

2017 Gift Guide

The holiday season is here and it’s my favorite time of year!  GIVING is one of the ways I pay it forward and it’s so important to me that it became a key part of my motto:  LIVE. GIVE. SERVE. GROW. Here are 12 of my favorite things and go-to gifts for 2017!

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The Legend of the Poinsettia

The Legend of the Poinsettia

The legend of the poinsettia comes from Mexico. It tells of a girl named Maria and her little brother Pablo. They were very poor but always looked forward to the Christmas festival. Each year a large manger scene was set up in the village church. The two children loved Christmas but were sad because they […]

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The Risk-Based Revolution (Part III)

The Risk-Based Revolution (Part III)

Previously, I wrote about Igniting Your Spark and Letting Your Kids Take Risks. If you missed either, you can start by reading Part I (Igniting Your Spark) and Part II (Letting Your Kids Take Risks). Last year I found out that one of my best friends growing up was experiencing a different way to approach risk-based learning.  This […]

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Secrets of Success…Say “NO” to Stay True to Your Mission

Secrets of Success…Say “NO” to Stay True to Your Mission

Secrets of Success!  Our mission is to teach and empower you to get ahead in life.  So, twice a month we interview inspiring entrepreneurs who share their secrets of success… Meet Nicole: This week, we talked with our amazing friend, Nicole Feliciano.  Nicole is the CEO of Momtrends Media (which is a million dollar brand […]

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4 Gifts That Won’t Clutter Your Home

4 Gifts That Won’t Clutter Your Home

Now that I am a mom, my list of holiday activities includes playing “Santa” for my two adorable toddlers. However, this year something hit me. My kids already have SO much. We are incredibly blessed to be able to provide them what they need and more, and also have four fabulous grandparents who do their […]

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Why You Should Let Your Kids Take Risks (Part II)

Why You Should Let Your Kids Take Risks (Part II)

Previously, I wrote about Igniting Your Spark. (if you missed it, start by reading it here). The spark is the moment that shapes a future…that energizes the way a mind accepts challenges and makes decisions for a lifetime. As young children, our minds are shaped by the experiences we have every day. 30 years later, you can […]

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