Books

PAR FOR THE CURSE and Destructive Patterns of Family Behavior

My first novel was published in March 2009 after a ten-year creative struggle to find my voice. Par for the Curse certainly outperformed my expectations by winning a few awards. Even more so, I was surprised by an outpour of love for the character "Riley Briggs" who was only supposed to be a minor character.… Continue reading PAR FOR THE CURSE and Destructive Patterns of Family Behavior

Healthy Living, Keto Life

Top 3 Things I Miss On the Keto Diet

Like all things TYC, I was intentional when I decided to start my low-carb life. I spent a lot of time reading and researching. I learned how to choose low-carb substitutes for many things. The biggest switch was from sugar to stevia, then to Swerve. After that I changed all-purpose flour to almond flour or… Continue reading Top 3 Things I Miss On the Keto Diet

Family/Relationships, TYC World

Two Lessons from MARRIAGE STORY and FOREVER

*** As always I have tried my best to limit any spoilers beyond the overall premise of the film/show I was so happy when Marriage Story appeared in my Amazon Prime video feed. I missed it in the theaters so I was excited to see Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson in the Oscar-nominated story. Then… Continue reading Two Lessons from MARRIAGE STORY and FOREVER

Bible Stuff, Keto Life, TYC Living

Eating: It’s Definitely A “Thing”

Eating has always been a "thing" for me. I've been obsessive about my weight since I was fifteen and broke a hundred pounds on the scale. 104, to be exact. I'll never forget it. That same week my dance instructor told me "You're gaining weight. Watch that." Not sure if I thought I'd live my… Continue reading Eating: It’s Definitely A “Thing”

Keto Life, TYC Living

Transformation Tuesday: It’s Not Just About the Weight

A few months ago I tried to run an IG ad about how important the keto diet has been for my health and well-being. The ad had pictures of me by the decade from my teens to now. My weight has pretty much been the same outside of those post-pregnancy months when I was desperately… Continue reading Transformation Tuesday: It’s Not Just About the Weight