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How I became a love warrior.

I feel like my heart has been ripped out of my chest but in the best way possible, if that can even happen. I mean, it hurts. BAD. But yet, it’s altogether fucking amazing. (warning to my mom and friend H, this is a long one…) About a month ago, I was doing some research…

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Jealousy is brutiful.

Brutiful: A mix between the word brutal and the word beautiful. While it was originally used in Death Metal this word has found its way into spiritual conversations. It’s become a way of describing the messiness of life. Because no matter how brutal life is, what a beautiful gift it is to have. Brutiful. So,…

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The One Thing You Need For Growth

In our quest to become the best we can be, growth is inevitable. The thing is growth is hard. Change is hard. We want it, but we don’t want to have to do anything to make it happen. That requires work. Hard work that well, is just hard. So, if you are anything like me,…

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How do I overcome fear to live my best life?

Fear is the thing keeping us from doing all the things we really want to do. But, no you say. It’s not fear. It’s responsibility. It’s time. It’s not being/having enough. Bullshit. It’s fear. Ok, great. But, Melinda, how do I overcome fear to live my best life? Awesome question. Let’s start with what you…

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In letting go, they succeed

A typical day with my 9 and 6-year-old often involves me asking them to clean up, them complaining, me yelling and chasing after them while showing them every single thing that they have missed, then finally crying out of frustration because I could have just done it all myself and the day wouldn’t have been…

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The Art of Not Giving a Shit

Out for my walk this morning I stopped and picked up a brick for my 9-year-old from a broken gate. He has been using them as a home for his stuffed animals. So there I was, sweat dripping down my back, a brick held up high because those fuckers get heavy fast as I power…