Ugly Thoughts

Back to Back suicides among the well-known elite had me thinking deep thoughts.  How did they get to such a place of despair? And how many others are slowly sinking into that same dark place? Likely, their place of despair didn’t arrive overnight…it required a series of cumulative dark thoughts, one layering thickly upon the…

Finding the Yum

Not too long ago,  I loved shopping at Goodwill. I loved the potential of it all.  I approached it like a treasure hunt, never knowing what goodie I’d discover.  Sliding the hangers, one at a time to the left, in a yuck, yuck, yuck, yum game, I loved seeking out the good.   There were…

Deep Thoughts on Buying a Bra

  As moms, we typically take care of others first. But when my years-old bra began to feel more like a tank top, it was time to upgrade.  A dear friend once lovingly scorned me, “Lisa Weigard, YOU are a Domestic Engineer (a resume-worthy alternative to Homemaker), you should not be wearing hole-y socks’.  It’s…

Feeling Badly about my Teeth

My teeth are drifting.  A not-very-attractive night guard saves my teeth from clenching yet has caused an inward shift.  My signature chiclet-chompers are splaying inward…likely unnoticeable to anyone else, it’s glaringly obvious to me and it’s affecting my signature smile.  Like Sampson, my power seemed to always rest in my sparkly smile.  I’ve noticed I’m…

Month Of Love

  February houses one pretty heady Hallmark holiday.  Valentine’s always carries so much expectation, like a years worth of love should be reflected in glitter adorned card, a giant steak dinner, and chocolate.  I’m all for some chocolate…but shouldn’t it all boil down to love? Real love, real heart felt words, fears, praise?  I have…

One Word Movement| Allison

Its funny how you think you have plan and then God sweetly lets you know that its not your plan…..its HIS.    When I was approached about being a part of One Word with Whitney 2018 (click here for blog post) I thought….hey….now this is something I can get into.   I have never been big…

One Word Project

A fresh take on New Years resolutions, Whitney with White House on the Square has inspired us with her One Word project blog post.  Seemingly more difficult than squats and diets, intentionally implementing a fresh perspective will be quite a stretch…which leads me directly into my chosen word:  Stretch.   Torn between Grow and Stretch,…

A Resolution to Read

A holiday book swap helped me to realize I have a surplus of books that need to be read before I purchase any new ones.  Trying to find a single book I had read and wished to part with led me to a Resolution to Read.  Some books were lent to me years ago by…

Soulshine Favorites – November

Each month, Allison and I share items that we adore. Think of it as a ‘girl-you-gotta-have-it’ kinda item! This November, we are sharing two items that we use on a daily basis: Allison’s Pick: This month, Allison selected several locally made serums and masks to treat your face with love! A.E. Hunley Apothecarie & Herbs…

Soul Check

Allison and I went spent some much overdue time today doing something other than work. Sitting down to a quiet and decadent breakfast at York Market, we shared what we call ‘Soul Checks’… a completely honest valuation of how things are going.  Are we still in a happy place, how do we feel things are…