When Tragedy Happens at 30,000 ft

This post is not in my usual happy and feel-good tone that I prefer to write and live within. This post is what many of us in the aviation industry fear the most: something happens to our loved ones while we are 30,000 feet and beyond, unable to be reached until we land. I learned…

Holy Summer Flying!

Ladies and gents… I am exhausted beyond measure, but I’ve seen some incredible places in these past few weeks. From the beaches of southern California to the gleaming skyscrapers of New York City, I have been walking along streets filled with open markets or crammed with lots of tourists. I’ve flown on airplanes so full…

A Seattle Saturday

I’ve always been pulled towards the PNW. My father grew up in Seattle, but I had never visited. When I saw the trip was available, I jumped at the chance to walk the same streets that he walked, to explore the land of Nirvana, the home of “grunge.” I was eager to explore the famed…

Springtime in Boston

I recently moved to Boston as a newly hired Delta Flight Attendant. I love it here, though it is completely different than any other place I’ve lived to date. The sights and sounds can become overwhelming at times, but then I’ll stumble across a scene as beautiful as this one: Growing up in Arkansas ingrained…

Acceptance and Allignment

I’m happy to report I’m back on the blogging wagon after a bit of a hiatus that started last winter. I took some much needed time to align my life with the path that I really, truly wanted to be on. That’s no small feat, but the work and effort has definitely paid off! During this process,…

My Favorite Power Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We’ve all heard that, but how do you fuel yourself adequately when you lead a busy life? For me, mornings are my busiest time of the day. In between getting ready, taking care of my fur baby Leo, and rushing to whatever meetings I have or…

How I Created My First Free Program for Health Coaching

I recently wrapped up my first free program for my health coaching business, Lighted Wellness! I made new friends, gained a few more clients, and more importantly, I helped twelve beautiful, inspirational women get the start they needed to achieve their health goals. By recounting what steps I took to build my program and how I…

The Power of Owning Your Story

All of us have a unique story that has shaped who we are. Most of us, if not all, have been through something that caused a great shift in our lives. It stopped us in our tracks, then propelled us forward. It caused us to think hard about the direction we were going, and grateful…

Setting Intentions & Honoring Your Word

It’s been a very busy week! I recently set a goal to blog twice a week, and I mean business with my goals. Today my day job was very stressful, but I knew in my mind that no matter how late I worked today, I would honor my goal to commit to this blog. I started…

My Thoughts on the Super Blood Moon Eclipse and October Intentions

Last Sunday was a wonderful, magical night! The stars and planets aligned for a spectacular performance. For me, it was the end of a season and very long year. We moved to Dallas exactly one year prior, and it hasn’t been an easy adjustment. We gathered our blankets and snacks, along with Leo and a new friend we’ve…

Balancing Your Day Job with Your Dream Life

I have a wonderful girlfriend that puts programs together for busy business professionals that also have what she affectionately calls a “side hustle.” I met her while I worked as a content marketing specialist at a tech company in Dallas. We bonded over our mutual love of side hustling and how badly we both wanted…

Carissa 2.0: How to Reinvent Yourself

It’s been a moment friends, and I hope you are all doing well! Recently I have been pondering what the next great step in my life will be. I feel ready for a great change and shift to take place in my life. With the news that I am not able to have children, my…