Wellness Wednesday: HEART

July 6, 2016

I really love the word Christine Handy chose for us this month—heart. It’s different from the words we’ve had in the past. It’s not an emotion or a positive characteristic to strive for. This word has so many definitions. If you look...

Wellness Wednesday: COURAGE

June 29, 2016

This week, Courtney shares a post about a fear that’s been growing out of control over the past year and how she’s taking steps to minimize it. Read on for this week’s essay on COURAGE!...

Wellness Wednesday: COURAGE

June 22, 2016

As a new mom, I’ve had to let go of so much. Just the other evening, I sat covered in vomit at the movies when my daughter had a tad bit too much to eat and relieved herself all over Momma. I whipped out the package of baby wipes and...

By Toni

Wellness Wednesday: COURAGE

June 15, 2016

I want to tell you about one of the most terrifying moments I’ve ever lived through. It was my freshman year in high school, and my competitive cheerleading squad was about to participate in our very first competition. We were standing...

Wellness Wednesday: COURAGE

June 8, 2016

I strive to live my life in chapters because there’s a sense of growth and momentum toward the future, giving permission to the different periods of my life so that they may have a beginning and an end. Not every chapter is as perfect,...

By Toni

Wellness Wednesday: COURAGE

June 1, 2016

This week, to introduce our new word of the month, Courtney shares the meaning of courage. I have my own definition of courage, which I want to share with you. But before I put words around what courage means to me, I thought about all...

Wellness Wednesday: SURRENDER

May 25, 2016

As I say good-bye to my dear friend and hello to a future filled with her loving memories, I’d like to share what I wrote for her celebration of life. And since she was such a big part of Model Behaviors, I thought there was no better...

By Toni

Wellness Wednesday: SURRENDER

May 18, 2016

I believe in gifts and miracles and God working in mysterious ways. On a recent trip to Argentina, I surrendered to a massage and received a message from God… As Irene, the masseuse, kneaded the bottom of my left foot, she said she...

By Toni

Wellness Wednesday: SURRENDER

May 11, 2016

As we announced last week, our word of the month for May is surrender, chosen by Candace Oliver. Courtney and I have been trading off posts every Wednesday to talk about each of the quotes that are chosen to accompany a word, and this...

Wellness Wednesday: SURRENDER

May 4, 2016

May is such a transitional month. We’re finally breaking free from all the thunderstorms here in Texas, and even though our days can get hot, we haven’t quite reached the true scorchers of summer. It’s a month when students prepare to...

By Toni