Letting the Joy Unfold in Your Life

I can count on one hand about how many times I have actually “lived in the moment.” I am a hard worker, but I wouldn’t classify myself as the ultimate risk taker. I’m pretty much a perfectionist, meaning my back up plan has a back up plan! As I wake up everyday and start my…

The Secret to Embracing Life’s Unexpected Detours

Hey My Loves! When you are driven and determined to let nothing stop you… be prepared for detours and difficulty. Because of your destiny being so bright, there will be things you have to face. You will not understand everything God is putting you through, but he does…and that’s all that matters.  My biggest flaw…

Surviving Your Chaos Before Your Blessing Comes

You ever heard the saying, “There’s a storm before the rainbow”? Bad things start to happen out of nowhere. We stress about them and think how things are going to work itself out. Then it happens: the rainbow comes and there’s a blessing in the storm. As humans, we are not perfect. No matter our religious…

The 5 Golden Rules for Twentysomething Women

Hey Guys! It’s been a while since I wrote a personal blog, so I decided to share the most important things that matter to me now as a 32 year old woman (which I’m pretty sure other women in this stage of life can relate also). You remember when something bad happened in your early…

To the Girl Dealing With a Broken Heart…

Loving you is like a battle, and we both end up with scars.”- L.H. The woman. The woman who is hiding her pain from the world behind a smile. The woman who was better to him, but worse to the ones who were better than him. The woman who became everything she promised she wouldn’t…

Life Talks With Laura Smartt: Mental Health Issues

To the person dealing with mental health issues…   I know it’s hard. Everyday just getting out of bed is hard. How you want to stay there and not interact with the world. Outside is where happiness happens, and you just can’t seem to find it. The questions that arise. “Are you okay?”, “Why are…

25 Gentle Reminders for Living a Fearlessly Authentic Life

1.) Everybody doesn’t have the same mind and heart as you. Everybody does not have the same definition of beauty as you. Everybody doesn’t have the same religious and political views as you. Everything that makes you happy will not sit comfortable with everybody. 2.) Life is too short to not have the haircut, food,…

Why You Should Stop Being a ‘Yes’ Person

Hey My Loves, As much as you love being a hero to your friends, loved ones, and people you inspire, you have to have juice to keep going. When you run out of juice, you’re like a car with no gas, stuck and not good for anything. Imagine a person who spends their whole life…