Cupcake Dreamer

How Giving Can Inspire You to Take Action on Your Dreams

I love cupcakes! I love baking cupcakes. I love eating cupcakes. And I LOVE giving away cupcakes, especially ones I’ve baked with love in my kitchen. For years I had a big problem. My cupcakes tasted fantastic, but they were…well… ugly. I didn’t know how to decorate them. I would grab a can of icing, […]

The Day My Life Changed in an Instant

How Tragedy Made Me Wake Up and Love the Life I Live

In an instant, our lives can change on a dime. A horrific car crash, a divorce filing, or a sudden job loss. I usually think of “in an instant” as a bad thing. Like eight years ago today, in an instant, my college friend Leslie, was gone after a brave battle with cancer. She was […]

Stumbling and Laughing Through Life

A couple of things to remember today

Step into my world for a moment. I know I appear to have it all put together, but most days I’m stumbling through life and laughing at myself. Most of my coaching clients are scattered throughout the country, but tonight I was excited to meet a customer in person, someone local. I left early so […]

Today is the Day You Go After What You Want

I’m having surgery tomorrow, it’s scary, but I’m not in control. The scheduler calls to review the operation time, procedure and goes through a series of questions based on information from a prior surgery. The scheduler asked, “Do you have GERD?” I answer, “No.” She asks if I’m on any medication for GERD. I say, […]

What’s Your Everest?

Chicago Marathon- Mile #18

Sitting on the edge of the tub wincing and talking to myself, turning around from shaving my husband says, “Pull it off quickly.” Yank! Ouch! Jetting up and hopping around I’d done it. I pulled off my toenail and now was in excruciating pain. Sitting back down, I said, “I’m feeling woozy. I may pass […]

My #1 Fan

Mile #16

I’ll get right to the point on this one. As I was preparing my list, I knew my inspiration for completing Mile #16 would be my husband, Mike. For 15 years he has served in various capacities with the Indiana State Police. From the moment I said I do, I have been his #1 supporter. […]