• Why Do You Do Both?

    Well…..in short – because they really DO go together! I’ve gotten more than a few messages since the beginning of 2020 asking why I do both.  Both as in Reckless Grace Boutique + this.  Her Confident Life.  And some have even wondered if I’m giving one up to move forward with the other.  And THAT answer is a giant, definite NO!  So I thought I’d take a few minutes and give you the answer…..you know, in case YOU were wondering too? Back several years ago when my “business” Facebook page began, it really wasn’t a business.  Nope.  Back then, the page was Cowgirl Dreams Co. and it was purely inspirational…

  • Life Ain’t Always Easy…..

    …..but still – it’s always worth it. And no matter how much we try, sometimes life just piles up. And if you’re anything like me, that can sometimes lead to one seriously dreaded thing – Panic.  I’ve been battling some stuff ever since about the first week of January and over the last few days, several other totally random things popped up and all of it combined created The Perfect Storm inside me.  And it created The Perfect Storm because I totally wasn’t on my game. But that’s how anxiety + panic attacks work sometimes.  You can be going about your life just fine and then all of a sudden…

  • What Consumes Your Mind…

    …controls your life! Writing about gratitude seems so, well…….almost ordinary.  (And I am not a fan of ordinary!) Everywhere your eyes fall these days, someone is telling you to start changing your mindset and practice gratitude.  Am I right?  (Ummmm…..including ya girl right here.) But why? Because it makes soooo much sense! I believe in it. I practice it. And I’m hooked. And I’m hoping over the next several days, I’m gonna get YOU hooked right along with me! So…what does it do?  Does it make a difference? First of all – YES!  It makes a huge difference!  Did you happen to listen to the podcast episode “Ain’t Nobody Like…

  • Perfection

    It’s really not all it’s cracked up to be! And striving for perfection?  Well, I think that’s the complete opposite of loving yourself. At the end of the work day, most people are exhausted and want to rest. Rest is good and restorative. When you are on a quest for perfection, there is no such thing as rest. You find yourself constantly in pursuit of an ideal, a quality, a body image that satisfies them via the satisfaction of others. It’s like being on a hamster wheel. This is the downside of perfection. What is Perfection? Perfection could possibly be described as the attainment of a state where you are…

  • Stop With The Insanity!

    How often do you talk crap?  TO YOURSELF???   I’m too old for….. I’m too fat for….. I’m too skinny for….. I’m not smart enough for….. I can’t….. I shouldn’t….. I don’t….. Are you even aware that you’re doing it?  Many people aren’t even aware that the things they say to themselves mentally or the things they mutter under their breath are negative and actually sabotaging their progress and success. The first thing you need to do is become aware that you are doing it and pay attention to when you are doing it. If you mutter things to yourself when something goes wrong, start listening to yourself. It’s likely…

  • What’s The Difference….

    …..between “goals” and “intentions”? You may not think there is much difference between a goal and an intention, but there is. I like the idea of setting goals and also setting daily intentions. Let’s talk about some of the differences and why you should use them. Goals Goals are things you want to accomplish by a specific date.  Most people set short term goals, mid-range goals and long term goals. Short term goals can be weekly or monthly and some are even set as far out as three to five months.  Mid-range goals are those you set from six months or a year up to about three years. Long term…