Showing posts from December, 2012

Nicole's Favorite Family Quote of 2012

Recently, I was working on chiropractic billing in my home office. I love working from home because the kids are usually in the room, one or more chatting about life.

The best thing I overheard this year was a conversation between Cassidy and Emily.

Emily, "Have you ever noticed that relationships get fixed at our house?" Cassidy, "Everything gets fixed at our house....PEOPLE get fixed at our house."

My heart just felt so full in that moment. It is such a simple formula, be here and present for all who walk through the doors, listen and accept people unconditionally whether you agree with them or not. Love people, just love them. It seems that especially teens are not getting the love they need. Kids need adults in their lives in addition to their parents. How often have I mentioned that I love the village that helps raise my children? Yes, I love the adults that nurture and care for my children as I would when I am unavailable and I am here for their children, too…

You only have 18 summer with your children

The Boise Balloon Festival. I love that we usually have extra kids with us.  My beautiful girls, Emily, Morgan and Cassidy.  The whole family this summer, photo taken for Meridian Life Magazine.  My beautiful Cassidy down by the Boise River.  Donovan's graduation day.  May 25th, 2012 my oldest son graduates.  Donovan's Senior Photo  Morgan and Emily having a blast!  Victor tubing in McCall, Idaho this summer. The balloon festival in Boise this fall. Highlights of 2012
I have mentioned to many friends that a lot of things have changed in me this past year. I was on a path of getting quite a bit better, but in November I actually received some tough love from a good friend. She was so accurate with her assessment and I can only be abundantly grateful! It came at a time where I was becoming more aware of things about myself that needed some improving and I was open to even more improvement.

The tough love portion was that I hide behind my camera and my phone. I tend to distanc…

Jan becomes a Regional Vice President


It's time to get uncomfortable

There have been so many amazing things happening in my life recently. Most of them have been occurring inside of me and that is what is changing the external landscape of my life. So many people will say that the shift happens from something inside of them that changes. They are just meaningless words until the shift happens in you and you get the "Ah-ha" moment. I am going to attempt to put some of these feelings into words to share and hopefully help others along their path to being their best selves.

One of the big realizations that I had was that I was never going to be comfortable again. In order to get where I want to go, I need to do things daily that make me uncomfortable. I have been rolling this thought around  in my head for quite some time. I basically came to the conclusion that I definitely want to be better every day and if that requires that I am uncomfortable, then, so be it.

Well, in this last month, there have also been about four days that I have thought…