The Validation Dance

“Approval is a lover who will always break your heart.”- SAMMY RHODES Last year I had a broken heart. It was the product of years of living for other people, for approval, for external validation.  My name is Kathy and I am a people-pleasing-gold-star-validation seeker. Validation is a tricky thing. We all seek it to some […]

Read More

Traditions and Legacies

“A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.” ~Churchill There is something very comforting about tradition. Even the most modern millennial looks forward to the Memorial Day BBQ, the Macy’s Day Parade, the Thanksgiving meal, the half eaten chocolate Easter bunny ear. Traditions are […]

Read More

Shine On

The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet. ~Victoria Moran “What difference does it make?!” I’ve said that a lot lately. What difference […]

Read More

Legacy Tripping

The dictionary would define Legacy as a gift or a bequest, that is handed down, endowed or conveyed from one person to another. It is something descendible one comes into possession of that is transmitted, inherited or received from a predecessor. I’ve been thinking a lot about legacies recently. We called in hospice for my father today. […]

Read More

The Case for Over-Loving

‘Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. … To love is to be vulnerable.” CS Lewis from The Four Loves In the […]

Read More

Boobs, Pods and a Road Race

Boobs, Pods and a Road Race. THAT got your attention. Or at the very least you’re curious how this is going to end up. Me too…. A little about me – I’m an American model competing in the (HIGHLY) competitive European modeling scene for a bit. More importantly, I run. I run for fitness, I […]

Read More

My Oh So Glamorous Life

At least once per day I receive a note or text that says, “Your life is SO Glamorous!” I just landed in Paris. It is the most glamorous city. I signed a new modeling contract – I can leave at any time and they can kick me to the curb if I decide to eat […]

Read More