Strong Woman

Strong Woman

Everyone wants a strong woman until they see how strong she is.
She will not be broken.
She doesn’t hesitate when it comes to protecting her peace and does so by any means.
You see, everyone wants a strong woman until they see she’s stronger than they thought.
Her love cannot be bought. 
She doesn’t mean to intimidate, but she remembers what life was like when she was weak.
She decided that life wasn’t for her anymore.
Instead of waiting for a hero, she saved herself. – R.solo

The strength and security is intimidating to some, sure.

But for those who are meant to stay, those worthy of her time and space, those people will look past the strength and see the softness too. Continue reading “Strong Woman”

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What If You Just Did It Anyway?

What If You Just Did It Anyway?

So many people ask me how I get motivated to write, or go to the gym, or do my work even though I really don’t have anyone to answer to but myself.

And the answer is, I’m not always motivated.

I don’t always want to.

It’s not always convenient or exciting.

But I do it anyway.

Honestly, I don’t even allow myself another option anymore. Continue reading “What If You Just Did It Anyway?”

Leadership

Leadership

“You are such an amazing example of a fierce, gentle leader”.

I received that comment in a message the other day and I am so in love with that statement.

You see, a few years ago I made a massive commitment to myself that I would never be fake. That I would show up fully as myself every single day, in every single way no matter what. Even though it’s hard sometimes, I made the commitment and it’s one I take extremely seriously.

A lot of times I will meet someone “in real life” that I’ve connected with online and they will tell me how I’m the exact same in person as I am online and I just smile because that is my point! And it’s always great to get confirmation that I am in fact coming across as authentic because I’m truly just being me. Continue reading “Leadership”

Communication

Communication

Guys… she doesn’t know unless you tell her. That thing you wish she would do or the fact that it makes you sad if she leaves the house and doesn’t kiss you, she doesn’t know. Open up your mouth and tell her. Say the words. Because I promise you, she doesn’t know.

Ladies… He can’t read your mind. He doesn’t know what you want. He doesn’t know that little thing he does makes you want to scream. He doesn’t know that you long for him to come up behind you and wrap his arms around you. Open your mouth and tell him. Tell him what you need, what you want, what you feel like you’re missing.

I speak to people every day who don’t feel fulfilled, who aren’t happy, or think their relationship is missing something, and let me tell you…it is. Continue reading “Communication”

Be The Change

Be The Change

Sometimes I wonder if you’ve ever done to her what you did to me.

When the doors are shut and there’s no one around and you have no one else to take your anger out on. Do you turn to her like you did to me?

Then I think, if you haven’t…when will you?

I mean, it’s only a matter of time isn’t it? Continue reading “Be The Change”

Get Clear

Get Clear

This picture was taken almost 4 years ago, which seems insane when I really think about it.

But I remember when I first posted it. I was so proud. This shoot was so very well planned and every shot was thought out. Believe it or not, a lot of these poses aren’t easy to capture. It’s hard to stay still in a position that’s not natural, while flexing, and sitting on a hard surface, and trying to make a good face at the same time.

What I’m getting at, is a lot of effort goes into shots like this. And when I first posted this photo that I thought was so classy and classic, I got such mixed feedback. I had family members call my parents and ask “what’s Jamie doing?!” And be very taken aback by it. Continue reading “Get Clear”

The Pepper Potts to your Iron Man

The Pepper Potts to your Iron Man

You know, that amazing creature that Gwyneth Paltrow plays who manages to keep the insane life and business of Tony Stark organized and in order so he can run around doing his thing with that non-stop creative brain of his? Yeah, her.

She looks like a mythical creature, right? You’ve thought to yourself many times… “I just need a Pepper Potts” and you’re probably right.

But here’s the thing… Do you know what that entails? Do you know that it will require you letting go of some of the control? Do you know that it will require you to hire the best? Someone with the skills to do it? Someone who can manage YOU and your alpha, constantly creating mind? Do you know that will require you to reach into your pockets and pay what it takes to hire the best?
Continue reading “The Pepper Potts to your Iron Man”