Daily Affirmations (with a twist)!

I'm sharing a new aspect to my morning routine that takes less than 5 minutes, but is revolutionizing my mindset (and ultimately my day)! This is a must-listen! https://www.facebook.com/ibloomwomen/videos/10154850807661647/ … [Read more...]

Self Care Isn’t Selfish

Who in the world started the rumor that Self Care is selfish?!?! Ahem…the enemy, that’s who. He knows that if you are sick, tired, worn out, and fed up you can’t be all you were created to be and you won’t enjoy your life as God intended. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10 NIV So, he started the nasty rumor that Self Care is selfish by whispering lies such as: “You don’t have time to take care of yourself. You have more important things to do.” “You can’t afford to invest in your health. Your family needs things more important than that.” “What you do today can’t possibly make a difference. You’re too far gone. Might as well just eat … [Read more...]

A Glimpse into My WHY

Having a compelling WHY is so important. It's what keeps you motivated and working toward your goals on those really hard days, those days that you don't "feel" it, and it gives you that extra push on the days when you're feeling great. Eleven years ago when I started iBloom, my WHY was a desire to make a difference in women's lives. Then, it was also to provide for my growing family. My most recent version includes all of those previous things, but God has also really been refining and stretching me. He's showing me much bigger dreams that I ever fathomed. I want to give you a glimpse into my WHY, so you can see what really motivates me as the leader of iBloom. Here's my most recent vision board that articulates my WHY. It all … [Read more...]

Why Your “WHY” Matters

Your WHY Matters! God has planted those desires in your heart for a purpose. He wants to use YOU in a powerful way. But, perhaps there are things coming against you trying to distract you from fulfilling all that God has for you? It might be the criticism of someone, doubts, fears, worries, negative thoughts, etc. I don't know what it is, but YOU do. You're feeling it and perhaps you'd rather just quit. Oh friend, I know that feeling. In fact, in my recent blog, I gave you 7 Things to Help You Survive the Hard Days. Today, I want to take it a step further and specifically talk about your WHY. Your WHY is what drives you to do what you do. And, it's what keeps you motivated and working toward your goal on those really hard days, those … [Read more...]

How to Survive the Hard Days

Being in business or ministry can be HARD. And, some days are much harder than others. You know those days when technology seems to be working against you, you're criticized, the client cancels, finances are really tight, or someone doesn't see your heart. Yes, those days! It's in those moments that the enemy starts planting seeds of doubt, worry, and fear. He wreaks havoc on our minds. I want to show you how to survive the hard days. Through the last 17 years of ministry & business, I can't tell you how many times I've thought, "Ugh! This is too hard. I want to quit. It would be easier to just get a "real" job or stay home with my kids." But, I also know that on the other side of that ickiness is often a MAJOR breakthrough. Every … [Read more...]