Eat More Veggies, Change the World

Eat more veggies, change the world.


Ok, it’s not quite that simple. But I do connect the dots in today’s video

Step Two of Back to Badass: Living Life with Courage, Strength, and Resolve

This video in the Back to Badass series centers around Eating Healthy. This area can be an emotional minefield. My struggle with eating the right foods is rarely about the food. It’s about what I believe.

When it comes to eating healthy, or choosing to eat healthy, I don’t think the problem is a lack of information, it’s all about motivation.

It doesn’t take a professional to know that an apple has more nutritional value than a doughnut. I know the apple is the better choice, but I am more apt to choose the doughnut than the apple, because I believe it will make me feel better.

Having a plan for eating is important, Looking at the lies we believe about eating is also important. In this video I talk about the 2 lies that sabotage my goals of eating healthy. And you know what? They aren’t about food at all.

What do you believe that sabotages your eating goals? Those little whispers in the dark matter, because what we believe shapes the way we live.

In the first video of this series, I asked you to think about what would change in your life if you got back to badass. Now picture this with me. Think about the people in your life that you love. People who are weary, stretched thin, overwhelmed with life. What would it look like if they started living life with courage, strength, and resolve?

When I picture the people I love walking in strength, making courageous choices, instead of reacting in fear or shrugging their shoulders in defeat, I get pumped. It’s beautiful!

Their lives would change, the lives around them would be impacted, and on an on! Just think, what if the media that fills our lives was based on courage, strength and resolve instead of fear?

Call me a dreamer, but I think it could happen.

So reach for that apple and let’s change the world!


The nutritionist I mention in this video is Ginny Reddick. It was so helpful to have her expertise and accountability for three months. I would definitely recommend her! You can find out about her and sign up for her blog at

The app My Fitness Pal helps me keep track of what I’ve eaten. It also helps me balance my all-or-nothing thinking that sabotages my progress. It helps me remember that one unhealthy snack or meal doesn’t have to derail my entire day and gives me the tools to get back on track. I would highly recommend it!


Star Wars, Lust, and Grace

There’s a connection between Star Wars, lust, grace and getting back to badass?

Yep. Somehow, I connected those dots in today’s video.

The First Step in Back to Badass: Living Life with Courage, Strength, and Resolve


I would love your feedback!

Was it helpful? Does it feel impossible?

What two things did you take away from this video?



When Hope Is Tender

I have the privilege of working at French Camp Academy, a Christian home and boarding school tucked away on the Natchez Trace. My favorite part of working here is getting to know the students.

Our students typically come from difficult home situations. Many of them wrestle with the darkness in their stories, not wanting that darkness to become their identity. So fighting for hope happens here little by little, on a daily basis.

Kat is one of the students I’ve gotten to know this year. I am so proud of her for wanting to share a little of her story.When I read Kat’s words, I see a Hope Warrior being formed.

Hope. Most of the time we don’t think about that word. I had hope to be adopted. I had hope to be loved. Most of the time we hope to make an A or get that job. Sometimes we hope to make that team or get that car.

I had hoped God could change me. He sure did.

I was struggling at home. We were looking for a godly getaway. We found FCA. I hoped it would be good and It was! I love it there.

That is hope.

-Kat, 7th grade

The Benefits of Badass

Ever wonder if you’ve got a single badass bone in your body?

Or if the difficult things you’ve been through had any purpose?

Or if you will always feel overwhelmed with your own life?

Then this video is for you!

Welcome to the first video of

Back to Badass: Living Life with Courage, Strength, and Resolve

I’d love to hear your feedback about this video:

The Benefits of Badass

After you watch it, I’d LOVE to know:

What are two things that stand out in the information given in this video?

Would an outline or handout be helpful to have?

Thank you so much for helping me make this series even better!