I’m the proud mom of 3 great kids ages 13, 10, and 7. And, because 3 kids was clearly not enough, we have adopted a few fur babies along the way. Bela is a 2 year old chocolate Labrador with a never ending amount of energy and love. Scout is a 4 month old Mastiff/German Shepherd cross who could grow up to be anywhere from 75 lbs to 150 lbs. Yes, you read that right.
I love to laugh. I’m kind of crunchy, super quirky, and always up for an adventure.
I am an introverted extrovert who loves to snuggle up with a good book and a great cup of coffee. I am proudly obsessed with Jeffree Star makeup, YA fiction (Go Team Jacob!), real crime documentaries, and the British royal family.
A couple years ago I wrote and self-published a Bible Study called UNBROKEN: Embracing the Cracks that are Making You Whole. Even though it is now out of print, I am proud to say I accomplished my 7th grade dream of becoming a published author.
Here on the blog you will discover lots of posts full of free content to help you live your best life possible!
It’s not just a cliche, either! I’ve helped hundreds of clients for years with my content, coaching, and teaching. Don’t forget to check out my other sites and social media profiles because I’m sharing new stuff all the time!
I hope this blog becomes not only a valuable resource; but also a safe space, for you to learn and grow. Always remember you have choices even when it feels like you don’t. And you are strong enough to survive, anything.
With Grace & Grit,
I started my first life coaching company (Daybreak) and first blog on July 4, 2010. Independence Day seemed like the perfect day to start a company! Back then, I wrote about motherhood, life, faith, and marriage. I was the epitome of a naive dreamer with a fancy diploma. When I couldn’t find the answers I needed for my own troubled marriage I did what any girl in my shoes would do- I created them.
I’m a creator and writing is my medium.
You will find lots of topics around here- from personal growth, to skincare & makeup tips, to recipes and my favorite things, to mental health and my own story of having PTSD. I write about what I know to be true with a good dash of humor and wit.
The Entrepreneur bug bit me at 19, and nothing has been the same since!
RAYMA Team didn’t just pop out of the air one day. I mean the name did just drop into my best friend Mandy’s head when she was running on the treadmill. But, in all seriousness it took years of digging ditches and laying the groundwork to get us here. It’s a story full of hopes and dreams with mountain top experiences and crushing failures. There’s even a bit of scandal! It’s blockbuster material!
I wish I had the time to tell you all of it. Every nitty gritty detail. But I know you are busy so we will give you the cliffs notes version…
Once upon a time in the land of 2012, there were three best friends who loved a blue couch very much. It wasn’t just an old piece of furniture, it was a magical place where all three of them could snuggle into its faded cushions and laugh, cry, eat, and dream together. The couch was there for them in the good times, the bad times, and all the in-between times.
One night, a couple years after finding this much-loved couch, an idea transpired. Two of the besties, drunk on wine and revenge, decided to take back their stolen dreams and create something new. That night, Big Blue Couch® Coaching, LLC was born. (aka RAYMA Team’s parent company!) And, the rest as they say, is history…
RAYMA Team exists to help busy professionals, entrepreneurs, and growth minded individuals create unique solutions to connect with others. We know when you feel connected to your passion, your people, and your purpose you have a greater impact, make more money, and create solutions for work/life balance.
I’m so proud of who we are and what we have created. You can find out more about RAYMA Team by clicking here.
RAYCHEL ANN BEAUTY
Before I had any dreams of becoming a coach or entering the personal growth industry I was an Esthetician and skincare was my only passion. I reopened my skincare company in the fall of 2019, RAYCHEL ANN BEAUTY.
Say hello to silky, gorgeous, and glowing skin
with an all-natural skin softening sugar body scrub. Our scrubs are handcrafted from a unique blend of organic and natural sugars, carrier oils, and essential oils. They are a luxurious treat for your body and a delight for your senses! Our recipes and blends are created by yours truly.
Our products help you fight dryness & itching with effective exfoliation. And, they contain amazing anti-aging benefits along with Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Essential Fatty Acids, and Antioxidants.
I love these products and so do many happy customers (who often stalk me when I stop making them!) You can find out more about RAYCHEL ANN BEAUTY by clicking here.