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Beautiful on the Inside,Making HerStory

A Beautiful Life Worth Living

Doctors have the thankless job of delivering what is often the worst news a family can receive: the terminal diagnosis of a loved one.  Hear how Dr. Janel Ward copes with those conversations, and the challenges that inspired her to become a doctor.   Read More »

Beautiful on the Inside,Relationships

The Art of Intimacy

Do you practice meditation?  If you don’t, I highly recommend it!  Meditation clears out the clutter in your mind and helps you focus on the present (the here and now).  That being said I believe intimacy can be the perfect medium to practice meditation. Read More »

Beautiful on the Inside,Decor

Color & What It Means – Part 2

Yellow and Green!  Two very cheerful colors, but did you know one of these colors can cause you to loose your temper… try to guess which one it is! Read More »

Beautiful on the Inside

Do You Feel Blessed?

For those of you out there that are going through hard times that are so painful you cannot see a light ahead of you, first know that you are NOT alone!  For some of us, our hardships last days, weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime.  We can find ourselves giving all that we have and hoping for a break, but instead we still have to keep fighting to move forward each and every step because the hardship just doesn’t end.  I’ve often heard over and over again, “If you do what is right you will be blessed.”  Seriously?!? WHEN?!? Read More »

Beautiful on the Inside,Reaching Out

We All Need Each Other

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Raising a family is beautiful… and hard. It’s important to know you have support and that you are not alone.  Are you a mother of young children looking for some help?  Maybe you’re in need of a mom who’s been there and done that and can offer some advice and encouragement?  Maybe you simply need to connect with other moms and have some honest, real conversations, listen to some insightful speakers, or just dig into a good craft with others like you?  Then you might find yourself right at home with lovely ladies at Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS).   Read how Sara Lewis’s experiences with MOPS changed her life, helped her find balance, and provided her with an opportunity to strengthen and support other moms.   Read More »

Beautiful on the Inside,Decor

Color & What It Means Part 1

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Color trends come and go, but all you really need to worry about is which colors make you feel comfortable and happy.  Make your home beautiful by choosing colors that reflect who you are.  The tricky part is knowing how to blend and arrange the colors you like into a combination that come together well. Read More »

Beautiful on the Inside,Making HerStory

Knowledge Is Power

Karen Hanberg and her daughter, Heather Lindsay.  

Back in October 2016 a childhood friend of mine, Shelly, passed away at the very young age of 35 from a long battle with Breast Cancer.  She left behind a husband and 3 beautiful boys. Before being diagnosed with Breast Cancer she had no idea that she carried the BRCA 1 gene.

Shelly Taylor Cuevas & Melessa Bills Paynter in Washington DC 1997.

This post is dedicated in loving memory of Laura Twilley & Shelly Cuevas.   Read More »

Beautiful on the Inside,Making HerStory

Perfectly Imperfect is Perfect

Did you know self-doubt is the BIGGEST hurdle to success?  Far too many of us are too afraid of taking a leap for the fear of revealing our own imperfection…
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Beautiful on the Inside,Making HerStory

Believe In Your Own Power

Sanni Brown is a TV / radio personality and voiceover artist based in St. Paul, MN.  She hosts “Candy Freshon the St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), appears on TV for Evine LIVE, fills in as a DJ at 89.9 KMOJ, and has done voiceover work for the likes of Target, Pandora, KDWB, and the Minnesota Historical Society.

Her charisma, charm, and positive energy kept me smiling throughout our interview and photoshoot.  She made my day, and I know that her story will brighten your day, too! Read More »

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