The time for change is NOW!

Yesterday was truly a special day.  A former pageant sister of mine runs a local preliminary competition for the Miss New Hampshire America program. I was asked to be on the judges panel and sing the National Anthem.  This is the first time I had been back to sit in as a judge for the…

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Don’t hate, communicate!

It has been a week since my last article. A week of second guessing my choices, a week of receiving  nasty and hateful emails, and also a week of many people reaching out in support.  My life has been a roller coaster of emotion.  So let me start off by explaining the why and intention…

Authentically Uncrowned

I have been thinking about this article all week.  Going back and forth with my true feelings and those of a bruised ego.  When I started the journey of pageantry at a very young age it was all about the crown, the scholarship dollars and how I looked.  I would spend hours in the gym to be…

Fly Little Birdie Fly

As many of you know my daughter Mackenzie is a beautiful ballerina. Her dream is to become a Prima.  With her work ethic, talent, and love for ballet, I know deep in my soul she will achieve her goal.  But with achieving this goal comes sacrifice and hard work. So this morning Dave and I…

Sound Healing for Fighting Cancer

I have been wrting a four part series for the Tigerlily Foundation. This article is really special and I wanted to share why sound healng is such a big part of my healing. Please check it out by clicking the link: Sound Healing for fighting Cancer (3 of 4)

Happy Father’s Day

On the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved, or unworthy. I remeber who’s daughter I am and starighten my crown.  No matter where I have been in my life, at the lowest of lows or the highest of mountains there has not been a time when my dad was not cheering me on or…

Stop Apologizing for who you are

The past few weeks I have been here, there and everywhere. (in my own thoughts) and physically speaking.  Between preparing for the National Pageant, taking my board exam and study time leading up to it, working and writing, also Mackenzie preparing for her summer intensive and Sleeping Beauty, we have been non-stop busy.  I have…

From the ashes of mental abuse

Abuse is never easy to speak out about. Not only did I write about this topic but Mackenzie and I created a dance video to help the healing.