{ Tina's Blog }
Empowering our Children

  Teaching our children to fill their “self-care” toolbox…. In 2016, my daughter began experiencing panic attacks. As a mother, I felt helpless as I desperately searched for “tools” to empower her during these panic attacks.  We tried deep breathing exercises, meditation, a diffuser at nighttime with calming scents and during the day, we used […]

PTSD – Day by Day

  I consider myself to be a pretty strong person – I have always prided myself on my ability to persevere despite the lemons that are thrown my way. I have faced major adversity throughout my life yet I have always found a way to take lemons and whip up a big ‘ol batch of lemonade. […]

My List of 50

  I remember lying on my couch and staring up at the ceiling. My daughters were just shy of their 2nd and 4th birthdays. My world had exploded and it was a long time coming. A month prior, my husband Seth had said the words that I was secretly longing to hear, “it’s over.” I […]


  “For anyone who wonders what it’s like to have a tragedy shatter your existence, this is what I would tell them: it’s like going through the motions of everyday life in a zombified state. It’s forgetting how to be your once cheerful, perky self, and having to relearn basic social skills when mingling with […]

Making Broken Beautiful

Last week, a friend invited me to go with her to a Valentine’s Day inspired art class. The designated project was a heart-shaped mosaic. Anyone who knows me knows that I love hearts. I hobbled in on crutches and was one of the first to arrive. I was directed towards thousands of broken, shattered pieces […]