The Hero Within

How to Write….The Basics

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Ever wanted to write something but didn’t know how or where to start? Sometimes we simply want to write a letter to someone, or perhaps simply jot down things in a diary. Maybe you want to write a blog, or a book, but simply feel lost. Well, although I do not proclaim to be an expert and am only co-authoring my first book now, I want you to know that it can be simple. It can be easy. There are some necessary steps though….

1) You must want to write.

2) Give yourself a set time each day that you are going to write. Don’t look at the entire task as a whole, but rather look at it in pieces and start with a timed piece daily. If you go beyond the time, that’s ok, but try to write for at least the time you set out to write for.

3) Simply write what comes to your mind. Don’t worry about order, or verbage, or dates, etc…. Simply write what you feel…even if it doesn’t make sense right now, it will. Once you start and things keep coming and coming, suddenly you will have a path in which you are taking and things you wrote the first day may end up last, etc… you will get your feel for it.

4) Don’t get discouraged and keep on track.

Anything you set your mind to, you will achieve….Believe in yourself. When in doubt, ask your Hero Within for help, not only will it be there, you will succeed! Happy writing 🙂

Writing a Book

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As most of you know, I am currently co-authoring a book with other women and one man. Most people think it’s so exciting and awesome. Although I do not disagree and this has always been a dream, have you ever written something that has never been written before? Have you ever written something that has never been told before? Have you ever tried to sit down and write your life story? When first writing I felt liberated, accomplished, excited, everything one should probably feel when about to co-author a book and fulfill one of their dreams. But once you write it then send it to the writer….once you hit the “send” button, all of those great things you were feeling suddenly turn into jaw dropping, sweaty, nervousness, Oh My feelings throughout your entire body. I have told my story many times, but I TOLD it. I got to choose who I told and who heard it. Once it is in written form, I don’t get to control who reads it. I don’t get to see their reaction. They don’t get to hear and feel my emotion. I simply don’t know them yet they know so much about me. There are things in the chapter I have only ever told my husband and now for the world to see. Why? Because those things have made me who I am today. They have helped become the strong woman I am today with a great marriage, a successful business and career path and so much more. Those things are what helped me discover My Hero Within!

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Life’s Attitude

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If all of us could truly live for how we feel and what we care about and not what others think or feel, our lives would be so much greater. This is how we should live:


“I don’t have an amazing figure or a flat stomach. I’m far from being considered a model but, I’m ME. I eat food. I have curves. I have more fat than I should. I have scars because I have a history. Some people love me, some like me, some hate me. I have done good. I have done bad. I love my Pj’s and I go out without make up and sometimes don’t get my hair done. I’m random and crazy. I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not. I am who I am, you can love me or not. I won’t change! And if I love you, I do it with my Heart. I make no apologies for the way I am.”   -ilovemylife.



Why I started This Blog

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Good morning to everyone! I wanted to take a minute and let everyone reading understand why this Blog was created and where the name “Hero Within” came from. Just like many of you, I have been through my share of challenges in life. I grew up with an abusive alcoholic step-father, have been in a car accident, have had a horrific house fire and left homeless with two kids, have a daughter with a failing kidney, have battled AND CONQUERED cancer, had my best friend commit suicide and I was blamed by many, I currently live with a very rare illness and have a brain tumor. These are just a few of the many things I have been through. I do not believe or proclaim to have gone through more than anyone else, however, it is how I lived through each one and currently live today which may differ. See, I do not believe that what we are going through or what we have today defines who I am or dictates how I live. It is a choice. Everything in life is a choice. You can choose to let things bother you, frustrate you, depress you, sadden you, anger you, OR NOT! Believe it or not, you control your own mind. BUT YOU MUST CONTROL IT, or it won’t happen. I refer to this as my “Hero Within.” It’s that voice deep down inside me that tells me I want to be happy and have fun even in my most terrible moments. Your inner hero is the side of you that doesn’t quit no matter what. It’s the voice inside your head that tells you to do something even when everyone else tells you not to. It’s the deep down pit of your stomach feeling that says “GO for it. You can do it.” It’s the feeling of excitement and pride with yourself for doing something that no one thought you could do. It’s the feeling you get for thinking about achieveing something great and it encourages you to do it. It’s the belief inside you that you are great, you are worthy, you are someone, and you can and will do great things. Your Hero within is all of these things wrapped into one little fire ball that constantly stirs around in your body and mind. It flows through your veins like blood close to the surface so others can almost see so they know it’s there but it’s hidden just enough that it’s your powerful secret. Your hero. It’s the constant thing inside you that provides doubt when people say you can’t achieve something or you are less than perfect or great. If you can find this hero within, as you do have it, then life will never be the same. You will never go through life with a challenge again but rather a challenge with go through your life.

My goal is to help so many around the world going through a challenge or have a problem they simply can’t seem to overcome or feel like they are desperate. I want people to realize they are their own hero and can overcome anything AND  truly LIVE through anything.