Sunday, November 5, 2017


It's the middle of the night and I am still up. I had a wonderful presentation at Pinner's Conference yesterday. I was given an hour to speak to over 200 attendees. We had more people than expected and I asked them to let anyone in who wanted to come. I left feeling just so grateful that my message was helpful. I had many women come up to me after telling me that they had come from other states just to listen to me speak... or a beautiful lady who recently lost her son in a tragic accident. I was overcome with tears and felt her pain. It was something I will never forget. I was talking to two women who said that I had been inspired to share my "pie" story. I talk about how YOUR biggest competition is YOU. Don't worry what others are doing. There is enough PIE for everyone.

UPDATE- I lost 70 lbs since last January and have kept it off for months now. WOO HOO! I work out at Orange Theory and if you leave a comment and want to know more how I am maintaining... I'll post if people are interested. I am having vein surgery on Wednesday and I knew I needed to get my "new found" love & life diet in check.


I could share so many messages that were given BACK to me. I sometimes feel VULNERABLE sharing my "real." I do it because PEOPLE MATTER. We are here to share and help others. I know I am so passionate about life and about sharing my message of GOING on after huge life trials, setbacks, heartbreak and wanting to give up. I am humbled that my mess has become my message. I am so in love with life and the trials have made me REFINED and a better me. 

It was only FIVE minutes before I was going to start. I was already deep in thought and I had just said a silent prayer. On the overhead speakers they were playing music. The song... oh the song... YOU SHOULD BE HERE by Cole Swindell came on. 

 My heart was instantly taken to Tyler. I thought how in just 10 days it will be three years since he died. I held back the tears. Oh my... he would be so proud of me. I made him a promise and I didn't think I could do it. I promised him I would GO ON. I would share my message, my faith and my story in hopes that it would help others. He knew I was ready to quit my business and just let my company go. He made me promise (because he KNEW it was my heart and passion) to NOT stop. He knew it would be my focus and help in my grieving. I want you to know that there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about Tyler. He helped me in so many ways to be the strong determined and appreciative person that I need and hope to be more of. I am grateful for our hard times. I am grateful I learned so much about myself often during harder times. I know he is watching over our beautiful children, grandbabies and me. I have ZERO doubt in some way he lead Brian into my life. I seriously could write another book on this miracle. I find myself so THANKFUL that I was able to find LOVE again. My sweet husband understands me and that marrying a widow is so different than marrying someone who was divorced. YOU never stop loving. Death does not stop love. 

After I spoke at Pinner's, my husband and I were starving. We left the show and drove to a nearby restaurant to eat and talk. We were talking about how the wonderful people who came to listen to me. I saw many tears, smiles, nods and there was many connections. Brian then told me that a lady had come up to him and was buying my book. She asked him if I had talked in my book about Tyler and how I dealt with being married to someone who was very type A and controlling. As we talked, I told him I wish I had the chance to talk to her. I knew she must be in a marriage with control because she mentioned if there was like "advice" on controlling husbands.

It breaks my heart. I understand this and lived this. My children lived this... it's a hard journey to be on. I STILL loved Tyler very much. It would be such a long post and just isn't possible to do online. I will say... I had to learn to stand up for my freedom to choose. I was losing myself. It was a battle every single day. If you are married to someone who is controlling- YOU understand. It's quite painful. I was always walking on eggshells and I had to learn to pick my battles. I learned that "People will treat you the way you ALLOW them to treat you." Dr. Phil.  

I want you to know that it's a vicious head game and I often thought at times I was LOSING my mind. Tyler was "obsessed" with me. It was in my mind... due to his LOVE for me and not wanting to lose me. I was his third wife and he let me know that "divorce" was never an option. It was crazy in that I was and am so fiesty that I would do what he told me not to and tried to hide it. I would hide diet mtn dew and diet coke. I had stashes in my girls bedroom closet and my crafting closets. It was such a HUGE fight if he knew I was drinking soda. He would sometimes come home and find a drink on the counter. My heart would race to get to the soda before he saw it. It was NO way to live. I don't want to  go into more stories because IF you are living this... YOU know it. As strong as I was... I was weak. I gave in often to simply have peace. I still loved him. I wanted him to change. I prayed for years.... I just wanted him to wake up one day and not be so controlling with us. Then about 4 or 5 years before he died... I realized I could not change anyone. I could only change me and my outlook. I could love him but I had to choose ME again. I started to slowly take baby steps. I was in therapy alone. My therapist gave me this book to read- When being in CONTROL is out of CONTROL. I am not sure who wrote it. It was my life. Tyler found me reading it and tore the book up. I STILL found joy, love and happiness. I looked for peace in my own way and I truly think my friends and my children and my therapist helped me be strong. There is SO much more I could say... but I know it may sound crazy but I am a better person from being married to Tyler. In spite of his extreme control issues, he was a great person who struggled with that demon. I know that cute girl from Pinner's is going to read this... I hope I have helped YOU in some small way. I hope my book helps you too. 

So I made an announement at PINNER'S CONFERENCE. I am not sharing the details but you can sign up for the NEWSLETTER and get information if you are interested. I have created and planned a new EVENT for WOMEN only. It is going to be amazing and it's for you to be inspired, motivated, pampered and RENEWED. 

This motivational retreat will be in PARK CITY Utah. I want to SHARE more now... but I intend to share MORE with you with the debut of ALL the details on the my website in the next week. I just want you to know that for years I knew this event was to take place. It will be unlike any retreat that you have went to. It will be very small in nature and very personalized. PLEASE go to my newly debured website now (just went live less than 24 hours ago) and sign up for updates and information. 

I am headed to Park City in about 5 hours. I will be filming videos (just like the B JOURNAL ones I did for JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts) for both the new websites.... this NEW retreat and for my other event. 

I could not believe how fast the CREATE YOUR STORY event sold out. You can go to the website and get on the newsletter and waiting list. I would LOVE to have you join us in Park City at one of my upcoming events.

I cannot believe it's 3:50 am and I'm still awake. Brian is sleeping beside me and my heart and mind are just RACING with gratitude and exploding from all the good things happening in my life. I am loving my new little grandsons- Tanner and Cannon. I am loving being a mother, wife, grandmother ( I highly recommend this one!) and LOVE passionately the path and journey my company is at. 

After I got home from Pinner's I knew I needed to get all my projects, decor and such ready for my filming. I felt on FIRE again. Oh my friends... I had LOST my fire after Tyler died. I just didn't want to go on for a long time. I made some great decisions that have brought me profound PEACE (like moving my event to Park City) and deciding to GO BIG with my empowerment event for women. I have something else... very exciting that I am back doing again. I plan to share that very soon. I just want you to know that I love you all so much for being there for me... I had a harder 4.5 years... Tyler's cancer diagnosis, his death, remarriage etc. so life kind of kicked my butt. I can't help but be grateful for the bad times and the hard times because it makes me appreciate the good even more.



Pam Makis said...

This post brought me to tears. I love every word of it. I love you Teresa, I love your trials and the strength you have because of them. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and people come in your life for that reason. God always has a plan, we don’t know it until we live it. I look up to you so much and YES you have helped me in so many ways that I WILL NEVER be able to THANKYOU enough. I do look forward to September to see you and friends again.

Quinn Lincoln said...

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gela said...

Inspiring. Simply inspiring.

Braveartgirl said...

As always I am inspired by your GRIT and DETERMINATION. So powerful and motivational for me. It was a joy meeting you with Lisa and I hope to see you again one day. Also I would LOVE to know more about your weight loss and maintenance!!!

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Cari said...

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Quinn Lincoln said...

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