They’re deliciously dense and remind me of a donut hole. And there’s cream cheese drizzle.

I love this time of the year for two very specific reasons: Giving and cookies. Hopefully this article — this recipe — can accomplish both.

I detest pumpkin-flavored beverages, but I love to bake with pumpkin. …


How the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout is rocking my world.

In April of this year, I began my journey toward fitness and better self-care. My husband and I purchased a treadmill in hopes to get more active and fit during quarantine.

Anyone who knows me knows I love cookies and other sweet treats — I basically crave anything with flour…


Anxiety and fear ran rampant after my first. Then I learned about capacity.

I’ve struggled with anxiety and fear for as long as I can remember. And they held an unrelenting grip on my mental and emotional health after having my son.

These emotions always showed up when I felt out of control or unsure of myself. They whispered lies and sowed confusion…


15 years ago, I desperately wished to meet my future self. I wanted to know if I had survived my darkness.

While scrolling through my Medium feed, I came across an intriguing article by Ayodeji Awosika: A Quote That Will Shake You to Your Core and Make You Want to Change. He was right about the quote. It made me pause and deeply reflect on my life:

“Someone once told me…


Because teaching our children from home while teleworking is a total s-show.

The beginning of this school year has been a bit rough.

Well, to be honest, ‘rough’ doesn’t quite hit the mark. So far, it’s been a complete shit show. I’m stressed out of my mind, trying to pull up my big girl pants and play the cards I’ve been dealt…


How my coworkers are helping me, and what you need to know to help yours.

Like millions of parents across the country, my husband and I are facilitating our son’s distance learning as a Kindergartner. My husband and I are also working full-time from home. And it’s pure chaos.

Distance learning, or some form of it, will continue until our state determines it’s safe for…


We can influence how others see themselves. Be someone who builds up, rather than tears down.

It happened when I was about 11.

I was on the cusp of becoming a young woman and was probably at that awkward stage of being all knees and elbows. I thought the world was full of kind people who liked me and wanted to be my friend. I was…


Turns out I don’t. I just have privilege.

I saw her at a distance. She was easy to spot. A woman — probably in her early 30s— was standing on the side of the road, in the hot sun, with two small children. …


Are you a shepherd, a sheep, a wolf, or complicit in the wolf’s deception?

Let me start by asking a rhetorical question: How do you react when someone says they’re a Christian? Are you glad? Do you feel an instant connection with this person? Are you skeptical? Angry? Disgusted? Scared? Does it matter?

I can say I’ve experienced all these emotions during and beyond…


5 different ways to move past someone lashing out.

Last week, I had the rare opportunity to swing by the grocery store. By myself. After leaving a dental appointment, feeling a bit of a high because I actually had face-to-face interaction with people besides my family, I turned up the music and headed down the street to the store.

Rachelle Marie

I’m a curious and sometimes funny person who shares real-life perspective on being a spouse, parent, friend, professional, and leader.

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