Recovering perfectionist.  Reformed people pleaser.  Redesigning a life I want to live, one day at a time.


Life has its challenges, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned, we aren’t meant to go it alone.  The ups, the downs, the turns arounds…life is meant to be shared.  It is in connection, with God, in marriage (for some), with friends, family, our exercise studio comrades, book clubs and beyond, that we can more deeply experience love, laughter, patience, and joy.  How can we ever know the call on our life, tap into our passions, make the difference we are meant to make in this world, if we never do the hard work, the heart work, of being real and letting ourselves be known?

As someone who used to idolize “having it all together,” I am finding it takes more courage, strength, bravery, love, mercy, and forgiveness (all attributes I desire to live by) when we set out to B PRESENT in our lives and the lives of those around us.

As a survivor and overcomer of debilitating anxiety, depression, disordered eating and abuse, to name a few, nothing brings me more joy than seeing others set free from their bondage.  The ability to live a peace-filled life is ours for the taking.  I hope my blog, my stories, my truths, will be a spark that ignites you on your journey of living freed.

Life is a beautiful thing.  A wonderful, painful, glorious, terrifying thing.  We can embrace it; hurts, hugs, and all.  Or we can create barriers.  Run from it.  Hide.  The choice is ours. Each day.  And while I still find myself hiding at times, I’m thankful to at least be on the journey of learning to love others, and myself, especially on the days I don’t feel like they or I deserve it.




10 thoughts on “About

  1. You sure are an amazing woman. Blessed to be a part of your life. Keep sharing successes and failures so we can all learn from one another.

  2. Merna-we are located in northern Indiana, Granger to be exact. Not sure if you live in our area or not? If so, I can give you exact address and more info on our classes. If not, you could still join us for LIVE online classes taken from your home. Let me know if you’d like more information, I’d be glad to share it with you!!

  3. Tammy….. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually met you in person but your name has been brought up so many times…. at Pinewood, from my sister, and Cara W. All have been nothing but awesomeness about you. You’ve made your mark with some pretty amazing people. Thanks for the inspiring words to this perfectionist!

  4. The St. Joe CEO class of 2017 had the opportunity to meet Bryan and Tammy as they told us about their business and how it become successful. Afterwards, the class went through a vigorous workout and couldn’t be more happy with the turn out. We thank you both and wish you the best of luck!

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