How to tame your food budget

Food is the most important thing you can buy with your money.

Well, that was dramatic, wasn’t it? But it’s true. Besides oxygen and water, food is the most basic survival need. Now, most of us are blessed in that we don’t wonder where our next meal is coming from or if we can afford it.

In fact, we may be a little too blessed if you know what I mean. Yes, as Americans we are the richest 1% of people in the HISTORY of the world. Yay!

SO WHY DO I ALWAYS FEEL BROKE?

Girl, I hear you. We’re feeling broke because money is flying out the window faster that we can make it. One of the best ways to get control of your money is the zero-based budget I teach in my coaching and online community Budget Bootcamp.

Once we get that going we can quickly start to make progress by taming the food budget. Your food budget is typically one of your largest expenses, and rightfully so. But! My my philosophy is that you should be:

Saving money & saving calories

You know fitness and nutrition are one of my top passions, so that is something I say nearly EVERY coaching session. Here are 5 ways that you can save money and save calories

1. STOP EATING OUT. (DUH)

Please don’t get me started. You know that fast food is no longer fast nor cheap. You know that it’s WAY overpriced and WAY over calories. Maybe you don’t know that family dinners are correlated with kiddos eating healthier–not only as a child but as when they leave home too. They’re less likely to be obese now and in the future. Maybe you don’t know that even a salad (dressing) is typically loaded with calories and preservatives that will stall any efforts you are making toward weight loss by PRESERVING water and fat in your body. So, if you can stop eating out you will save 1. time 2. money 3. calories 4. clothing costs. Here are some of my healthy eating staples.

2. MEAL PLAN

Okay, this one is pretty obvious too, right? Well, I’ve been preaching it so long that I feel like it is. But it may not be. What I mean here is plan EVERY MEAL that your family will eat. Then plan what items you’ll need to make those meals happen. Then make a list and ONLY buy that stuff. Likewise, figure out what household things you need each month and buy only those things. For example, we need 2 dishwasher soaps and 1 shaving cream a month. We need shampoo and laundry soap every 2 months. Once you’ve figured out what you need, take the time to see where the shopping is the cheapest. Pick your top 10 items and check each store for prices. Which store wins? Shop there!

3. NIX THE CRAP!

This one will be the most unpopular of all. Stop buying junk food. Completely and totally. Yep. You don’t need it and neither does your family. You don’t need it because it’s obviously bad for you but it’s also a HUGE grocery budget buster. If your family wants ice cream, budget to go out as a family once a month. If you want to have family pizza night, we can talk about that. But the overall chips, crackers, cookies, sodas and whatever else. GONE. The truth is no one is going to go without. There are parties and lunches and cookouts and football games. JUNK ABOUNDS. Therefore, you don’t need to bring it in your home. Again, this will save you time (less time in the store!), calories and money. WINNING. This is especially true because junk food doesn’t provide nutrition so you have to replace those calories anyway.

4. CLOSE THE KITCHEN!

This one isn’t going to be hard if you follow #3. Closing the kitchen means we don’t eat all day. We eat at meal times and maybe a snack here or there. Do you know what NOT having junk food does? It makes people suddenly less hungry, like this:

  • Kid: Mom, I’m hungry.
  • Mom: You can have carrots or almonds.
  • Kid: Nevermind.

You KNOW that’s not how the conversation goes if you or the kids have chips, ice cream or whatever else available. Closing the kitchen means you’re not always a human vending machine. It also means dishes can be done and the kitchen clean sometimes. It means digestive systems get a break and folks might actually eat their veggies at dinner because they were HUNGRY. Not wasting food / being a good steward of food is a great way to save money on your groceries.

5. USE CASH

Okay, I’m going to be totally honest with you. I buy my bulk of groceries on the 1st of the month and then pull out the remainder of my cash to put in a food envelope for the rest of the month. That usually amounts to $40 a week or so because we do eat quite a lot of fresh produce. When you go into a store with only a $20 bill you think differently, you think strategically. Not having the swipe back up forces you to be serious. Studies have show you also spend 12-18% more when you swipe instead of pull out cash.

6. SYSTEMIZE

How can you systemize? What can make your grocery life easier and stress-free? My entire food/household goods life comes and goes each month in 3 stages:

  1. My meat comes from a monthly co-op because I am fortunate to be able to afford that. Because of that I can 100% expect to have the meat I need each month without thinking. Before I’d get all of my meat on the first of the month shopping, looking for discounts and deals.
  2. At the first of the month I order everything we’re going to need at Walmart. I’ve tried finding folks that are cheaper but I can’t. And the convenience is 100% worth it for me. I have a set spreadsheet that shows me what I need to order each month as far as peanut butter and ketchup and laundry soap and hair gel. I order it, pick it up on the 1st and don’t look back. Check out this video for a walkthrough of exactly how I do it.
  3. Each week after church my husband drops me off at the front door of the grocery store and I take my $20 or $40 and grab fresh produce, dairy, eggs or whatever I need to supplement our food. It takes about 20 minutes.

That’s it! I don’t go to the store several times a week. I will say it takes a bit to get used to. But then it’s amazing because I always, ALWAYS have what I need because it was planned that way. So, what sort of system can you set up so that things are automated and the grocery store no longer rules your life?

7. BACK UP PLAN

Sometimes your best intentions and even your best plans may NOT happen. That’s where a back up plan comes in. A back up plan helps us when things get crazy. It helps us stick to our budget with food because we don’t have to rely on fast food. At any given time, I have items on hand to make our “back up meals.” You need to determine your back up meals and make sure you buy for them each month.

Here are 2 example back up plans in case dinner just escaped you:

  • No cook salad. Yes, it’s boring, but it’s doable! Part of your monthly shopping should ALWAYS include things like EVOO, dijon honey, olives, avocado/cheese, the best deli meat you can afford and fresh veggies like lettuce and tomatoes. So fast! (Here’s a from scratch salad dressing recipe) You can put it in a wrap to make it different. And, if you have some turkey bacon on hand, swap a slice or two of deli meat for it!
  • Breakfast for dinner. Again, you’ll have these ingredients on hand because you make it a priority to get ingredients for breakfast on your monthly shopping trip. And breakfast is usually pretty healthy. For example, if I’m really in a dinner bind, I throw a few eggs, spinach and tomatoes in the skillet. Tada! The kids might get the same with some pancakes added in! Fast & cheap & easy. Almost like fast food. 😉

So, what back up plans would work for you & your family?

8. GET BUY IN!

My kids decide what they want their lunches to be each week. They eat a healthy version of a lunchable so they get to write out their choice for fruit, veggie, protein, fat & carb. Because they PICK, they are really good at eating it all not complaining. Likewise, they have a few nights a week they pick dinner like Pizza movie night and pasta night. =D My husband also chooses some of the meals. Getting buy in means folks will actually eat the food you buy and make. THAT is what is going to save money. So, ask them for their input. Let them help you make a plan that way you’re all more likely to stick to it.

9. MEAL PREP

Each Sunday my kiddos make their lunches and my husband grills our dinner + the meat for his lunches (I have shake for lunch, even though I hate that it sounds like a Slimfast commercial–It’s just how I get my vitamins). I’m not going to belabor this point because as a certified personal trainer wit my nutrition specialization, I’ve been belaboring it for years. Here is a link for help. And another one. And another one. And one about the kids. See what I mean?

Okay, but honestly I don’t expect you to get all of this on your own. It’s hard. And like any new skill, you could use a coach to get better. I’m your huckleberry. Fill out the form together and let’s work together for a session, two or more.

Here’s to saving money and saving calories!

Put Your Big Girl Panties On!

At last! I can say that Put Your Big Girl Panties On is published! Hooray!

What’s it all about?

PUT YOUR BIG GIRL PANTIES ON IS A SELF-DO BOOK FOR WOMEN WHO ARE READY TO BE THEIR BEST SELVES BUT HAVEN’T QUITE FIGURED OUT HOW YET. Does it seem like adulting as a woman should’ve come with a training manual? Well, now you’ve got one. In this down-to-earth and funny how-to guide, coach Shana will let you know you’re not alone, help you feel understood and give you some practical tips on how to move forward in the areas of life that are holding you back like:

  • Anxiety
  • Negative self-talk
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Time management
  • Home organization
  • Personal finance
  • Motherhood
  • Marriage
  • and much more!

Put Your Big Girl Panties on will give you applicable questions, exercises, and advice from someone just like you. It will feel like a conversation at a coffee shop, filled with knowing glances and giggles. It will give you a safe space to feel the things you’re feeling while also coaching you ever closer to a better version of you. You see, one thing is absolutely 100% true. No one else is going to come along and magically save you. You are the hero of your own story. You are the one that is going to make your best life possible. You are going to show up for yourself, you are going to solve your own problems. And you’re going to feel really confident and satisfied when you do. You’re going to save yourself. Let’s go.

Put your big girl panties on

Make your life easier w/ a Capsule Wardrobe

When you go to get dressed, you’ve got a lot of decisions to make. In a life full of decisions, that can be unnecessary roughness (#iknowthingsaboutfootball) that you don’t need in your life.

A capsule wardrobe is one solution to your too-many-decisions.

The idea behind a capsule wardrobe is that your entire wardrobe could potentially fit into one suitcase. Some people take it down to 30ish items. The capsule wardrobe comes from fashion designer Susie Faux who grew up with parents and grandparents who were tailors. She had a desire to help women gain confidence and style using her unique approach. She defined the capsule wardrobe like this:


The basic idea is simple: by building a capsule wardrobe you will buy fewer clothes of a higher quality that you will wear more often. You will look and feel confident and successful because the quality will show and because you know that the overall look works.


I’m here to tell you it works! I have worked her magic and gone from hot mess to confident every time I get dressed. Moreover, I’ve lost the clutter and decision anxiety that comes from our normal way of doing clothes. Personally, I have 30 hangars filled with things I love and the only other clothing I have other than underthings are four pairs of shorts and my workout (work) clothes. I’ve even simplified and capsuled those as well.

Designer Donna Karan and Faux were both inspired by career women and their desire to look polished and put together, but not necessarily in a suit. Fast forward to today, I think every woman wants to feel that way, according to their own unique style. It’s hard, sometimes, to do that when there is such a variety in your closet. Personally, I couldn’t see straight to develop my own style until I paired it way down.

A capsule wardrobe is like Garanimals (the tops and bottoms with animals on their tags at Walmart that all mix and match together) for adults. It’s a smaller wardrobe that is compiled of pieces that are classic items like pants, skirts and tops along with seasonal and trendy pieces that all go together. The items in your capsule wardrobe are all things you love to wear but also things that easily mix and match together to make many different outfits. 

But why would you get rid of so many clothes? Because doing so allows you to reduce clutter and focus on what you really love. These items help you to reduce every day decision anxiety and also ensure you look and feel like a million bucks. You see everything in that photo below? It all goes together and it all makes me feel amazing!

Everyone will do the capsule wardrobe differently. I’ve got this worksheet to help you brainstorm! To use the worksheet, first do the journaling. Then go through what you’ve got and plan your pieces. You might need to pick up a few things. Finally, plan your outfits. Then reduce your wardrobe and your decisions! If you want to get really fancy, take photos of you in your outfits and put them in your closet like I did with the girls.

Tell me what you come up with!

To declutter, follow the fork

Everything in your home needs it’s own home, with it’s own family. The things that clutter up our home do so because they probably don’t have a good home to live in. Remember, clutter is simply stuff that hasn’t been put away. So, what’s the solution?

Everything in your home should follow the fork’s example.


If you find a fork in the bathroom you immediately know it’s in the wrong place. And you immediately know where it’s supposed to be. In fact, everyone in your home would know the fork is out of place. If everything in your home had a place to live like that, you would find it so much easier to keep your home together and stop chasing your tail.

Keeping with the fork analogy, let’s look at what’s next to the fork in its home. Other silverware! All the silverware is kept in the one drawer. You don’t keep the spoons in one drawer by the fridge and the forks in a drawer over by the sink. Likewise, we shouldn’t be keeping some games here and some there. Or some books here and some there. Or some sports equipment here and some there. It seems like it’s not a big deal, sure. It seems easy to skip this part over. But we are looking for ways to make our lives simpler and we are trying to make it easier for our families to help us keep the house up. Keeping your things in their home and with like items will do just that.

Easy to keep.


When everything has a home, your home itself will be so much easier to maintain. Think about the fork. If you had to ask anyone in your home to put the fork away, they’d all know where to put it right? And it would be pretty easy for them to put it away right? Everything in your home should be as easy to remember and as easy to put away as a fork. That helps you out as the primary keeper of stuff but it also makes it easier for your team (family) to help you. That’s always a winning strategy.

Now, if you can’t give everything a home, it means you have too much stuff. You should only have as much stuff as you have room to properly keep it. Kind of like you should only have as much waist as you have room to properly button your pants. You either lose weight or you get bigger pants.

That’s what I’m here for friends. I’ve helped many women get their homes in order. I’ve watched them get energized and excited seeing the end results and that they’re capable of hard things. That could be you too! Schedule a consult now!

Lingering Laundry Syndrome (LLS)

My clients have major issues with laundry. My friends have major issues with laundry. Almost everyone I know except myself and my mom suffers from lingering laundry syndrome.

What is lingering laundry syndrome? LLS is a condition of perpetual laundry. It’s where laundry always lingers around. There is always some form of laundry task beckoning you.

Symptoms of lingering laundry syndrome might be clothes in the washer, clothes in the dryer, clothes in the laundry basket, clothes on the couch, clothes on the bed and/or clothes on the floor. Other symptoms include finding clean clothes not in your dresser or closet but in one of the aforementioned areas that laundry is lingering. You might also find yourself wondering why you own dressers or hangars. Some people have reported never having finished a single load of laundry.

That’s LLS. What is the prescription?

  1. Have fewer clothes. Yes, fewer clothes mean less laundry. Simple math. Fewer clothes mean it’s easier for you to put clothes away. Fewer clothes mean smaller loads. Fewer clothes mean being able to find the right stuff. Fewer clothes mean less trying on and flinging perfectly good clothing only to never have it properly reinstated to it’s upright or putaway position.
  2. Don’t make it complicated. I don’t know if you’re like me, but I gave up sorting laundry when I left my mom’s house. (Sorry mom). I chose to not own white clothes. It was a lifestyle decision. And I love my non-white-clothes life. I wash whatever I want, however I want, whenever I want. You can choose to do the same! Then you’ll have fewer mini-steps in doing laundry and you’ll make it easier and more likely you’ll do it. 61758608_10157147314159223_4941302927076622336_n
  3. 5 minute rule. It only takes five minutes to do laundry. At a time. Dump a load = 5 minutes. Switch a load = 5 minutes. Fold and put away a load in supersonic speed so you can finish fast = 5 minutes. Yep, it’s true. Stop trying to do 3 loads at once. Keep up with the loads, one load at a time. It’s five minutes. In fact, you can pick a favorite song that’s five minutes, plug in the headphones and go, go, go! You MUST focus until you finish. That means phone down, tv off, no cooking, etc. Just devote the five minutes and you’re in & out.
  4. Make the kids help. Since it’s like a dump cake and it only takes five minutes, make your kids do their own laundry. If they’re, let’s say, 7 or older they can completely do laundry on their own if you invest time teaching them the first 2-3 times. If they’re older, you’ll still have to invest the first few times in teaching them. This is a serious investment. Like, teach, give all the information, the whys, the hows, the scenarios. It will be worth it in the future! If you don’t take the time now though, they’ll do it wrong and make more work for you. If they’re younger, you will have to help but not too much. If you have older and younger, you’re done son. My kids wash a load each on Sunday and that generally lasts them for the week. They are totally capable, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. The only thing it requires is your undivided discipline for the first few times and then you’re golden. I recommend you go in stages: first, let them bring it to the wash & start it. Next, bring, start & switch. Next bring, start & switch & put away. Finally, when they’re ready, bring, start, switch, FOLD and put away.img_1073

There you have it. What do you think? If you need a coach to help you pare down the wardrobe and help you walk through this process, I’m here. You might find it funny to think you need a laundry coach. It is kind of funny, I suppose. But then again, what else plagues you as much as laundry!? In all seriousness, I coach women how to be more productive and happier and this is just a small part of that. I’d love to help you. Click the work with me button above!

Pause & Applause

I am a big fan of discipline. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s one of my top 4-5 core values. I BELIEVE in discipline.

That being said, I have a slightly different take on it that I apply in my life both as a person who needs self-discipline and a parent.


Annoyingly positive discipline.


That’s how I like my discipline. Annoyingly positive.

With that in mind, today we invented a game in our home. It’s called Pause & Applause.

I asked my 10-year-old son to load the dishwasher. He did. What happened next floored me.

He put away some of the clean dishes that were on our drying mat.

Without being told.

#jawdrop

I’ve been working on him doing things he sees need to be done without being asked. I’ve been working on him doing things he’s supposed to do without being asked. And he has definitely shown improvement. But, in a burst of inspiration, I decided we’d make this one a big deal.

Once he sat down to eat breakfast with all of us I told everyone to stop! Then I asked everyone to applaud Zach for what he’d done. I explained that I was so happy he’d done something that needed doing without being asked. I explained that it really helps me and helps the house to stay nice.

Zach has two sisters. Can you guess what happened next? Yep, they both immediately began doing things without being told. Haha.

At one point Zach had everyone stop and applaud me for cleaning my 4-year-old’s new shirt that was stained with berries. I told him, moms do what needs to be done without asking all the time. I also told him thanks. Curiously, I realized it did feel nice to be recognized. I say curiously because duh. My first response was to shrug it off. But, that’s not what I want to model is it? Why not have kids that show appreciation for the automatic things?

A takeaway is that this works for adults as well. It would be wise I imagine to not do it in such an obnoxious manner. Is there a time today you can pause and (verbally) applaud someone in your office or home for doing something awesome?

We will continue this game. Positivity and encouragement are contagious. Furthermore, the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon tells us that as we start looking for these pause & applause moments we will actually notice them more. The more good you focus on, the more good you’ll have to focus on. We are also reinforcing and rewarding awesome behavior. It’s a cycle of awesome.

Today I challenge you to find at least one, but maybe more, pause & applause moments.

Kid budget & downsizing lesson

I wonder if I find parts of motherhood so 🙄 that I create ways to make it less so. For example, the never-ending ridiculousness of kid STUFF. I think I’m pretty strict but my kiddos still acquire and acquire and acquire. The shuffle of changing clothes sizes, toys, artwork, books, blah blah blah. It’s not my favorite. What IS my favorite is them having nice, neat spaces they can play and rest in.

That being said, Let me show you very latest way I tried to make this process a little more fun.

It started when I walked by my son’s room.

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To be fair, his wasn’t as bad. The girl’s-even though they can tidy better-was much worse.

I just couldn’t take it anymore! I drug all of their stuff out of their room and downstairs.

  • This was important so that the rooms were emptied and we truly went through everything.
  • It also made those decisions more considered because they were going to have to drag what they wanted to keep all the way back.

I created a budget for them to buy their own stuff back.

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  • This entire concept reinforces the idea of wanting what you already have. It was a lesson in gratitude and abundance. They have a lot and they have a lot of things they really love.
  • It’s also a lesson in discernment. Would they buy something again?
  • I wanted to be “fair.” Everything cost a dollar (ish) and I created a decent budget for them I thought (without taking too much time to think about it).
    • $100 for clothes. That allows for the 7 of everything and then some.
    • $5 in games. There are three of them. That means we kep 15 games!
    • $100 in art & books.
    • $100 toys. Man, this was generous but I don’t want to be too mean!
    • $25 in keepsakes. This is an important lesson that allowed me to really explain what keepsakes are. It’s also a lesson in you don’t have to keep every single thing from every single thing.

Then, I set them loose.

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  • They actually kind of enjoyed the process. I didn’t hear any complaining until after a few hours.
  • They were empowered to make their own decisions and really think about things.
  • They didn’t even spend all of their budgets-in every area. This lets me know to budget more thoughtfully next time.
  • They have less stuff and mama is happy! They’re happy in their tidier rooms.

Let me know if you decide to use this little trick!

Spring cleaning your schedule

Just like your home, your schedule might be in need of some deep cleaning.

You might have somethings that are growing cobwebs or collecting dust. You might have some things that need to be thrown out in the trash. There might even be something exciting you can add in like a fresh bouquet of flowers.

Either way, it’s time to take a look. Start by downloading my schedule template.

Then, consider your time like money on a financial budget. Just like with money, it can often feel like we’re constantly running out of time.

Borrowing (pun intended) the idea of a financial budget to plan our time is a good tool to regain control. This exercise requires you to do a brain dump on a plain piece of paper or the template above. On that paper dump out how you spend your time. All day long. Get specific. Get detailed. Just like you would by going down to the penny on a financial budget.

Once you’re done, you’ll very clearly see right in front of you how you’re spending your precious resource. Getting everything down on paper can really open your eyes. Where is all of your time going? More importantly, though, now you can reallocate. You can move things around. Are there areas you’d rather redirect your resources?

Financial expert Dave Ramsey advocates that we tell our money where to go rather than wondering where it went. He says you should give every dollar a job, tell it what to do. In this instance, we’re going to tell our time where it gets spent rather than frantically rushing around all day only to end up in bed at night wondering where all the time went and why nothing got done. We’re going to tell our hours where to go.

Best wishes!

One Habit To Rule Them All

In his latest sermon series on habits, Pastor Craig Groeschel talks about flossing (as in oral hygiene, not dancing). According to him, it’s the main discipline he set into place years ago that has had the biggest domino effect on other disciplines in his life. In the beginning, it gave him the confidence that he could be disciplined. Now, when he flosses, it’s a physical reminder that he is a disciplined person. That prompts the mindset that he needs to get all the other important things done. Being a Lord of the Rings fan, I think of that one domino effect habit as the “One Habit to Rule Them All.”

I’ve been thinking about that concept for myself since hearing it. Personally, I follow most of Pastor Groeschel’s discipline advice, possibly a little too literally. I also pray and journal and read books and say affirmations and all the things he recommends. So, in my own case, I was wondering what thing I do is my one habit to rule them all.

At first I thought it was running. If I run, I help my fitness and I help clear my mind. It helps me be a better mom, a better wife, a better business person and just a better human. It’s a pretty good one.

Then I thought it was starting my day with prayer time. It sets my mind right, it affects every part of my life, it grows my faith. You know, all the good things.

Then today I finally returned to the habit of getting up at 5. I’ve been getting up at 5:30 or even 6! I know that made some folks roll their eyes. That’s fine, it’s as normal to me as people who stay up to 11 each night! As I was saying…

Getting up at 5 actually makes a big difference in my life. Because I got up at 5 this morning I was able to:

  • Get dressed for fitness after my 9:30 meeting!
  • Read the bible
  • Pray
  • Have a few moments with warm water and candy crush
  • Write
  • Plan my big 3 of the day
  • Have breakfast with my husband
  • Clean the kitchen, vacuum and put away laundry
  • Get dinner prepped (rice for their stir fry is already ready y’all! WHAT!?)
  • Gently welcome my kids as they rolled into the morning (rather than react and rush!)

It’s almost 8 and all of my priorities in life have been addressed! That’s actually the habit that sets everything else in motion. Life a set of dominoes tipped off, everything else pretty much goes the way I need it to if I make that habit a priority.

So, what’s your one habit to rule them all? What is the one that sets off your domino effect for your ideal day?

Big Girl Panties Academy

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I AM SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS!

I’ve spent the last year putting together all the tools and tricks of what has worked for me, my clients and my mentors into a book. I also spent last year getting my certification as a Life Coach. The next step is what this post is all about!

This year I’m refining my content and process in a new way that’s open to you. It’s called the Big Girl Panties Academy. Here’s how it will work. 12 months. You & me and other like-minded folks. There will be monthly audio files (so you can listen while driving or folding laundry), a monthly workbook and then ONE group coaching call. Yes, we will all get on together and work through the material together. We’re going to hit a new topic each month and really do the deep work to improving every area of our lives.

So, that goal for 2019 to find balance? To do some personal development? Let’s do that. Let’s do it together. Let’s become better versions of ourselves. Together. It’s one thing to read a book or do something by yourself. It’s a whole ‘nother thing to do it with a group of like-minded folks who are having similar struggles! It’s so important to be heard. It’s so important to feel like you belong. It’s so nice to know you’re not the only crazy person.

Okay, so the idea behind Big Girl Panties is that we all have the power within to make our lives exactly what we want them to be. We don’t have to rely on external sources, we can put our big girl panties on and take charge of life. We can do the hard things.

This year, I’d like to tackle the following topics each month. I know I need CONTINUAL work in all of these areas. I need continual REFLECTION and GROWTH in all of these areas. Personally, I am addicted to self-improvement and especially to those deep conversations they trigger with others who feel the same. However, I know personally reading a book doesn’t always cut it. So, we’ll listen, write and then chat together. Here’s what I’m proposing.

  • January: Life by Design
  • February: Love, Expectations & Marriage
  • March: Home Reset (Declutter & Organize)
  • April: Get Your Mind Right
  • May: 4Es of Love (Embrace, Encourage, Empower, Enjoy)
  • June: Rituals & Self Care
  • July: Every Body has a Challenge (Food, Fitness & Body Image)
  • August: Productivity & Organization
  • September: Home Economics (Finances, Budget, Savings, Goals, Etc)
  • October: Tribe & Relationships
  • November: Mental Health
  • December: Generosity

So, what do you think? Would you be excited to work on these things together? We’re talking about going to the University of YOU! If you’re committed this year to really bettering yourself, this is the moment. Let’s do it together.

I’m not going to overload you with information or with appointments or even host this on social media. I’m going to make this as easy as possible. I’m going to send you 1 email with links for the audio chats to listen to each month along with an accompanying workbook for you to work through. Then we’re going to have one online group coaching session the third week of the month and talk it all through. There is power in community y’all!

If you’re in, sign up below! Pricing will be a really easy to swallow $25 / month. It’s my intention to WAY over deliver on the value of this Academy so that you get way more than $25 worth! Pay here. Fill your info out below and you’ll receive an email from me!

Let’s do this. Together.