Life as a Wife: Celebrate After the Wedding

I adore love. The romance, the sweetness, the innocence of it all. Love makes us vulnerable yet confident. Comfortable yet challenged. Speechless yet expressive. Love makes us all things. I’ve spent the last several days hosting the BRIDES Live Wedding® series— a competition to star in a million dollar wedding. As a newlywed myself, I feel especially connected to the couples. Wedding planning is exciting, emotional and unexpectedly overwhelming. Nothing in…. Read more

Cupid, are you listening?

Happy [almost] Valentine’s Day! It’s certainly feeling like sweetheart season. Store shelves are overpacked with pink and red treats. Inappropriate cards boldly appear in every drugstore aisle. And those in singledom are becoming bitter. Step up your skills, Cupid. Despite overpriced Hallmark gifts, sappy jewelry commercials and a dislike for candy hearts, I am a Valentine’s junkie. I’ve loved this day since I was old enough to eat a chocolate…. Read more

Loving the Process over the Plan

If only we all had a crystal ball. The planner in me would love it. I’ve told you before, spontaneity is not my thing. So, perhaps it won’t surprise you I had once wished a psychic could lay out my relationship for me. My now-husband and I met as college teens and spent much of our relationship on different ends of the country. My mind would wander with uncertainty. Where…. Read more

Real Success Requires Change

Today is the start of the [official] new year. Meaning, carolers have all gone home. Holiday lights are down. Santa is snoozing for the next six months. And we’re all expected to be back at work. Except for those of you caught in snowpocalypse right now. Reality can be so rude sometimes. Success is best achieved through maintaining a constant willingness to evolve. It can be especially rude while staring at…. Read more