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October 31, 2019

Pushing Past My Limits – Let God Take The Lead

Has it really been three and a half years since I started this whole book writing thing?! Sometimes I marvel at where I’ve come from where I started. If writing has taught me anything, it’s that God is always pushing past my limits to get me to the place where […]
August 28, 2019

Back To Normal

I find myself navigating the road back to “Normal” after an extended season of side-trips, shortcuts and bunny trails. While away, I succumbed to the ease of clutter and the ever-expanding piles of “stuff to take back.”   Finally, I’ve returned to the dwelling I fashioned. The walls are laced […]
March 27, 2019
facing painful emotions

Five Steps To Face Painful Emotions

I can still remember it like it was yesterday. There I stood on the front porch staring out into the darkness. The tears came as they inevitably do and I wiped them away with a napkin plucked hastily from the kitchen counter. I could just barely make out his silhouette […]
September 17, 2018

Conditional Gratitude – It Shouldn’t Take A Crisis

This weekend we saw two major storms unleash their full fury on both sides of the globe. Hurricane Florence ripped across the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Meanwhile on my side of the world, Typhoon Mangkhut mangled the terrain of the Northern Philippines and Hong Kong. Both storms dumped […]
October 24, 2017
my two cents on turning 50

My Two Cents On Turning 50

My 50th birthday came and went with little fanfare. Don’t get me wrong, we marked the occasion with a night on the beach and dinner out with my daughter. Still, I didn’t take the time to consider my two cents on turning 50 or fully consider the significance of entering […]
June 20, 2017
What Happened To My Blog?

What Happened To My Blog?

Some of you may have been wondering, “Where is Shellie? I haven’t heard anything from her in months!” If you’ve actually noticed that I haven’t been around, then bless your little heart! Yes, I have been away from the keyboard for quite a while now and I thought it was […]
April 11, 2017
Dealing With Disappointment

Dealing With Disappointment

When’s the last time you were blindsided by a good dose of disappointment? Regardless of who you are, dealing with disappointment is an inevitable part of the human experience, which unfortunately hits when you least expect it. Maybe the hardest thing about disappointment is that it typically rides on the […]
October 13, 2016
mind every moment

Mind Every Moment Of Your Life

There are seasons in my life where I spent more energy anticipating a future moment than I did living in the one I actually occupied. If I could just make it a few more days, weeks or months to that next milestone event, then those moments would be the ones […]
September 8, 2016
grateful for 49 years

Grateful For 49 Years – Favorite Things

Here I am…today I launched my 49th year. I have one more year till 50. I blew out the candles and suddenly I’m looking at one short year before I reach yet another age milestone. Most years of my 40’s passed by with little thought…except for 43. I had a […]
August 18, 2016
smiling about elephants video

Smiling About Elephants – Favorite Things

I have been thinking about adding some video elements to the blog for a while, but I couldn’t quite figure out what I wanted to do. Now, I have finally come up with an idea that strikes a chord with me and I hope it will with you as well! […]
March 19, 2016

How To Be More Confident

More confident…have you ever wished you could feel and project just a little bit more of this appealing quality? The other day I was replying to some comments on a recent fashion post when I noticed something interesting. Two people I had never personally met used the same adjective to […]
February 13, 2016
Celebrating One Year - The FABulous Journey

The FABulous Journey – Celebrating One Year!

Bring out the band…The FABulous Journey is celebrating one year! Celebrating One Year “You’ve come a long way baby,” seems to best symbolize this first year of blogging. Exactly one year ago today I published my first fashion shoot. Two weeks before I actually introduced The FABulous Journey in my first […]