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Reality – What It’s Really Like

Reality – What It’s Really Like

This post is part of a series titled, “A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like”. Each week a new letter and its word will be revealed. Each word’s explanation will illustrate significant personal meaning, application and ultimately demonstrate, What It’s Really Like… Back in 1998 MTV debuted the reality TV s... Read More »

Previously Featured WIRLs

Unexpected Motherhood | WIRL Project

My Most UNEXPECTED Reaction to Becoming a Mother

This is just a little story about me, it’s kind of personal and very honest. I hope that, maybe someone who is, or has felt the same is given some piece of mind knowing that there is someone else out there like them! So I’ll start off by saying something you probably aren’t used to hearing from a woman…I never dreamed of having children or being a wife. Shocking, right?!? M... Read More »

Raising Teenagers with Technology

My husband (Dave) and I are very lucky to have close friends that have children around the same age as our 14 year old daughter, Devon. We get to share our concerns and frustrations with our friends as we know that they’re experiencing the same things with their children, or will be in the near future. A common topic that we discuss is how scary it is to raise a teenager in the twenty-teens (isn’t... Read More »

Millionaire WIRL Project

What It’s Really Like To Win $1 Million on TV!

You just won $1 Million! Isn’t that the phrase we’d all like to hear? We watch TV gameshows all the time, but it’s rare to see someone actually take home the megabucks. But, recently, that happened to a contestant on the show Monopoly Millionaires’ Club. Susan Campagnone, the million dollar winner, spoke with Scott Meslow of TheWeek.com and shared the WHOLE story. What she ... Read More »

Caring For Animals Isn’t What I Do, It’s Who I Am

Caring For Animals Isn’t What I Do, It’s Who I Am

So as I’ve mentioned before in previous posts, I work part time as a vet tech, that’s a veterinary technician! (Just in case someone wasn’t sure) I, believe it or not, LOVE my job!! How many people do you know that can honestly say the same?! I have worked within this particular profession for almost 7 years now, at the same animal hospital. Currently I only work 1-2 days a week,... Read More »

MIRACLE on ice …

MIRACLE on ice …

No I am not referring to when the U.S. men’s hockey team defeated the Soviets in the 1980 winter Olympics. The miracle that I am going to share with you today is the story of my engagement to the love of my life. If you would have told me 2 yrs ago that that summer I would meet the man of my dreams and be completely head over heels in love with my best friend I would have told you that you were ce... Read More »

The Realities of the Tightrope of Life. What Does Work/ Life Balance Mean For Me?

The Realities of the Tightrope of Life. What Does Work/ Life Balance Mean For Me?

  Like most women, I wear lots of hats in my life. Finding an equilibrium that suits me and my family is a constant, free-flowing evolution. As a lifestyle and wellness coach, I see a lot of the same themes with my clients as well. Sharing these common themes with each other is really important, so we don’t feel so isolated in our experiences. I’m going to lead by example with the list below.... Read More »

M: Memory – What It’s Really Like

M: Memory – What It’s Really Like

This post is part of a series titled, “A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like”. Each week a new letter and its word will be revealed. Each word’s explanation will illustrate significant personal meaning, application and ultimately demonstrate, What It’s Really Like…  “God gave us our memories so we might have roses in December” You would be surprised how much you can pick up while dining on a ham and chee... Read More »

What It’s Really Like To Walk Away From A Six Figure Job

What It’s Really Like To Walk Away From A Six Figure Job

  I was so happy for one of my good friends, Ali, to be featured on this blog!  Her story is incredible. I remember sitting down with her about 3 years ago and she told me she started her own business selling skincare. I told her, “Good luck! I will buy some eye cream from you.” I was not sure at all what she was planning or where she was going to take this business. All I knew wa... Read More »