Monday, December 22, 2014

Take The Time To Breathe

This time of year can be stressful and hectic. As we all encounter the holiday hustle and bustle remember to take the time to be in the moment and breathe. 

"We think we need all these useless things, when all we really need is time to breathe."
So the trick is to just keep breathing and give it all you got. Each breath you breathe truly is a gift, better than any gift you can open. So go out and love life and it will love you right back! 
Breathe out Love! Xo ❤️

Sunday, December 7, 2014

See With Your Heart

See with your heart! If you keep your eyes and heart open and you will always see love, which to me is the best way to Live! 

Breathe out Love! Xo❤ 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Love To Breathe Tokens

Today is #GivingTuesday!! This is a day I fully support!!

 "No one has ever become poor by giving"Anne was wise beyond her years.

I woke up to this amazing pic the one on the bottom left, from my friend Sam who is in England. She left a token on the giving table at the oldest place in Wolverhampton England, Collegiate Church of Saint Peter. As she toured the church she saw an elderly lady pick up my token, she took a couple minutes to really look it over before deciding that it was the item she would want to keep. 

Sam thank you for helping me spread the love in England! 

Go out and make someone's day today and give, it can be as little as a smile. Breathe out Love! Xo

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy 30high5 1/2

Happy 1/2 bday to me.... 30high5 1/2  woop woop!! 

Wow well those last 6 months sure flew right on by!! Of course I celebrate my half.... Don't laugh!!! Ha Ha ;) 35 1/2 Madonna knows what's up!! Right Madonna?! ;) 

Everyone should celebrate their 1/2 Bday! Be proud of your age!! Growing old is a privilege, denied by way too many!! 

Have the most amazing day, and as always.... Breathe out Love!! Xo❤️ 

Friday, November 21, 2014

She Did It!!!

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That is the link to my FB page. I posted the whole video of Drae doing her very first sinus rinse there. Hooray!!! She did it!! I'm so proud of her... we attempted her very first sinus rinse and she conquered it like a rock star!! There were some tears at first and she was unsure but she wanted to do it so bad. She was a lil nervous it would hurt her owie that she got the day before on the playground. But it didn't and after the first couple of tries she was doing it ALL by herself and she was so proud of herself, she was even a lil sad when the sinus rinse was all gone. I think my favorite part is when she tells Suz "see I told you mom" of course and her wanting to do it together! I just adore her, she melts my heart. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

See with your heart

For those that know me you know I see love in many random places. 

I thought it was fitting as I was speaking to a room full of so many amazing people that took time out of their lives to learn about CF and help raise money for a cure. This time love found me literally in more ways than one. There was so much love in the room at Taste of Utah. Right when I saw this photo I immediately spotted the heart on my neck. How crazy is that?!

See with your heart.... 

Breathe out Love! Xo❤️  

Monday, November 17, 2014

So Proud

I couldn't be more proud of Daniel and Suzie. They did such an amazing job last night! I'm blessed and honored to call them my friends and well their daughter she is my hero. If you ask Drae why we are cysters she will say because "we both like pink and purple" and because "we both have Cystic Fibrosis." 

When we were FaceTiming the other day and her Nema came in the door Drae was so excited to tell her Nema that I too have Cystic Fibrosis. It was adorable, to see how excited she was that she wasn't alone in this battle. CF can be an isolating disease and when you're little and you don't know anyone else with CF I think that would be so hard. Seeing and knowing someone else that fights the same disease you do gives you a sense of normalcy even tho being normal is SO overrated! The bond we share isn't something I can explain but it's truly important to me and something I wouldn't change for anything. Drae has very special place in my heart, I look up to her in so many ways. 

Thank you Daniel and Suzie for all you do to help find a cure. You guys were amazing last night, you made a huge impact on so many and I know Daniel you will be able to bring that cure home soon to Drae. 

Suzie I have no words... That's rare I know ;) It's crazy to me we have only known each other for 5 years it feels like I have known you all my life, and who knows maybe I have. I know our paths were meant to cross #IITF my #BGF bonded for life!! It's not everyday a stranger comes up to your table at brunch and tells you that seeing us made them happy, and that what we have is special, I already knew that but it sure was great to hear!! Love you guys infinity! ❤️ 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Taste of Utah!

"They say you have never really lived until you have done something for someone that can never repay you"                  

Ricki Lander and Robert Kraft consider it done.... You have lived!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Your generous donation last night of $25,000 will help pave the way for that sought after cure for me and all my Cysters and Fibros. 90 cents of every dollar goes towards funding research. A cure is so close I can "Taste" it!! Thank you Torp for being my beautiful BFF inside and out, I truly am so lucky!! Torp and Roberino it was so amazing to have you both be a part of Taste of Utah last night. I'm pretty sure everyone's mind was blown!! I love you both SO much. You're the cheese to my macaroni Torp... and that's the blue box Roberino just for you 😉 Ha Ha!! Thank you guys so much for your generosity and your commitment to finding a cure!! Tonight's Bid For A Cure alone raised $69,000 the best year yet. Thanks for helping to make that happen!! I can't wait to get a grand total of the evening. Xo infinity! ❤️ 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Super Mucus Lady

Because every Super Hero needs a couple of sidekicks! Super Mucus Lady can't fight the mucus alone!        

✨||CYSTER POWER|| ✨    

Love To Breathe Tokens

I had the most amazing story sent to me yesterday from my friend Natalie...                                     

We brought Love To Breathe™ to Louisiana, looking for the perfect situation to leave a token behind. We found it today in Bill, a man who decided not to evacuate when Katrina came. By the time he was evacuated to safety, the flood waters were up to his shoulders. He helped get woman, children and non-swimmers into the boat before he climbed aboard. He was told that he was being evacuated to a safety shelter. That shelter turned out to be the Superdome, someplace far from safe. The roof collapsed, there was no power. Gangs operated inside. He didn't sleep for five days for fear of being killed in his sleep. He couldn't leave...anyone who left would be shot by the military as a looter. He was imprisoned. When buses finally came to take people to neighboring states, pandemonium broke out. Pushing, shoving, trampling. He truly believed that this is how he would die. He survived and is haunted by his experience. We felt that this man needed to be given love and to be reminded that each breath is a gift.... 

I love this story so much,  as I read it it brought tears to my eyes. This is why I created the Love To Breathe Tokens, I hope Bill keeps his token close.... what an amazing guy. 

Thank you Natalie for finding him, although Im pretty sure he found you! 

Breathe out Love! Xo❤ 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Breathe on.... Love on

I had CF clinic yesterday.. 

In this pic I am doing PFT's (pulmonary function tests) 

I Blew a 27% which is down a couple points but some other numbers were up... so I'll call it a wash 😉 

I'm glad that I was able to escape a two week admission today. Seeing the numbers and facing the reality of what percentage of lung power I have left can be somewhat discouraging, so I try not to focus on the numbers to much. Sometimes this is easier said than done...however, the mind can be a powerful tool. I am so grateful for the medications available to me that allow me to keep maintaining my lung function and hopefully the new medications will be here sooner than later. 

Until then I will continue to keep kicking CF's butt, stay positive, stay compliant and continue to spread love.

 "Im not saying its going to be easy, but it will be worth it" 
Breathe out Love! Xo❤

Monday, October 20, 2014

Love To Breathe Tokens

14 states to go... Then all 50 states will have Love To Breathe Tokens circulating. Hooray!! Thank you for helping me spread Love and CF awareness, together we can change the world. 

If you live in Alabama,Connecticut,Delaware,Hawaii Kentucky,Louisiana,Maine,Mississippi,Nebraska, NorthDakota, New Mexico, RhodeIsland SouthCarolina, or Wisconsin contact me on my website lets get you some tokens! There are also some circulating in Costa Rica, England, Ireland, Canada, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Zurich and Australia it's working!!! ❤

Breathe out Love!! Xo❤

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Coffee Frap

Seriously?! Just when you take your mind off it for a split second... Boom! it shows up unexpectedly, there is no escaping CF. 

Be it the ease of your breath, your coffee cup or thinking of others in the community.... I'm constantly reminded. 

Sending love to all my Cysters and Fibros today and everyday! 

Breathe out Love! Xo❤

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Holiday Oil

Huge shout out to Holiday Oil and to all my Utah peeps who bought dollar pin ups. We went and spoke to all the awesome managers this morning and we were able to pick up a check for drum roll... 
$18,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

That's so amazing!! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you...from the bottom of my heart!! 

Woop woop. 

"Holiday... Celebrate" 😉 I told them today they really should consider that being their theme song. 

So exciting! We are one step closer to that sought after cure!! 

Breathe out Love! Xo❤ 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Celebrate ALL things

What comes easy to you may not be easy for others, so cheer everyone on.... you never know when something might be more difficult for others. 

Every little thing you do is a victory. Celebrate it! Be Proud! 

Breathe out Love! Xo❤

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Love To Breathe

We are all very unique individuals, we are all different... trust me this is a good thing! 

Believe in yourself because if you don't, well no one really will. You were put on this earth to be the you, you know. 

So be proud of who you are, own it... BE YOU!! 

Breathe out Love! Xo❤ 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Healthy Tips I swear by...

Its that dreaded time of year again....


Cough, Cough, Sneeze!! YUCK!!!!

I swear it hits earlier and earlier each year!! I'm fully prepared though. 

I thought I would re post some healthy tips I swear by....

1. Frequent hand-washing, when you can't wash Purell!!

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face. If I have a itch I will use the inside of my shirt to itch it or a tissue.

3. Gargle with warm salt water.... I always gargle at the end of every night. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. Don't underestimate this simple, yet inexpensive but powerful preventative method.

4. A daily sinus rinse... Again I always do mine before I start my nightly treatments. I use a packet per nostril! Similar to 3 above, salt water is very effective In bringing down viral population.

5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vit C and D or take a vit C and D supplement. I take so many vitamins I think its very important to keep up on all your vitamin levels so you can stay healthy.

6. Drink as much warm liquids as you can. This is a pretty easy step I love my coffee!!! Some yummy examples and some of my favs are coffee, hot choc, tea, or a hot chai. You can even put some emergen C in hot water. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive.

Another thing if you're sick refrain from hugging or shaking peoples hands the worst is when you hug someone and then they are hacking up a lung a second later and telling you how sick they are... Um thanks for the hug!! 

ELBOWS people its ALL about the BOWS!!!!!

Stay Healthy out there!!! If you're sick please be selfish!! Yes I said be selfish... Please don't share your germs, keep them to yourself!! 

Breathe out Love! Xo❤ 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Holiday Oil Gas Stations

I donated for ALL of my Cysters and Fibros!! We ALL need to stick together!! I love you ALL!! ❤

Utah Peeps!!! Head to a Holiday Oil Gas station they are selling $1 pin ups at their gas stations. The campaign will run through Sunday, September 7. Last year, this campaign raised over $16,500 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  As of Sun we were a little over $8,000 let's surpass last years numbers and get that much closer to finding a cure!! I know we can do it!! 
Please share with all your friends and family and encourage them to stop by any Holiday Oil gas station, make a donation, and thank these great employees for their efforts and support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!! 

Thank you to everyone who is already donated!! Remember 90cents of every dollar goes to research!! Breathe out Love!! Xo❤ 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Love To Breathe

Are you following Love To Breathe on Face Book? Instagram? 

When I hit 3,000 followers on my Face Book page I will do a Lil Love to Breathe Token give away. 

You can find my links to Facebook and Instagram on my website.

Thank you for all your love and support it means the world to me. 

Breathe out Love,

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

She has the best Lil Giggle

They say laughter is the best medicine and so thats exactly what we did!! Lots of giggling going on tonight with this adorable CF Princess Warrior. 

This Lil princess made my was so great to finally meet her and chat via FT.  Who knew we were "twinkies" I adore her and I adore her real Twinkie and of course her Momma too! 

Sending lots of love your way my Lil Twinkie and to you too Katie. I hope you get to bust outta the joint soon and get to have a good night sleep in your own high bed. 

Breathe out Love! Xo ❤ 

Sunday, August 3, 2014


+{be  P O S I T I V E}+ 

Let go of the negative and positive things will happen! 

Breathe out Love! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Awaken your soul

"When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes, but when you photograph them in B&W you photograph their souls." Ted Grant

Things in life are never black and white, there are so many other shades of gray, more than 50 even.... ha! 

Let people see you in black and white... Awaken your souls. 

Breathe out Love! Xo ❤

Monday, July 28, 2014

Catch it

"To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life"-Samuel Johnson :: 

Happy Monday! 

Good is always within reach.... go out and catch it!! 
Breathe out Love! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Keep Dancing

Love this quote! 

Life is one giant dance party. Don't worry about what others are thinking. Just keep dancing... Dance so hard the only thing they can think about is how to join in! How great will it be when everyone can hear the music?! 

Today I had a doc apt and blew a 29!! Woop Woop 1 point better than when I left the hospital in March. 

My music is blaring and Im dancing my heart out! 
Breathe out Love! Xo ❤ 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Love To Breathe Tokens

So last week I was at the beach taking some photos of one of my Love to Breathe Tokens and a wave came up. I quickly tried to grab it but it was to late... I thought it was lost forever. 

Four days later I got an email from my new friend Tony... He found it!! So crazy my mind was blown! He passed it to his wife and she is going to hold it close!! 

I definitely don't think he found it by chance, I'm a firm believer everything happens for a reason. So we met up the next day so I could give him some more tokens to spread the love and he just happened to find this awesome LOVE ring right before we met. Coincidence... I think not!! 

I am beginning to think these tokens are magical. Tony said I made his day, but Im pretty sure it was the other way around. My day was made a million times over!! 

So thank you Tony for continuing to spread the Love and making my heart smile! Happy Monday everyone, make it a great week!! Breathe out Love!! 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sending love to my new friend...

Some people wonder why I want to change the world, here is a good example... I sent some love to one of my CF Mommas and it got intercepted.

So bummed this happened, but maybe The Love to Breathe Tokens  will work their magic on this person who obviously needed some love!! 

So to my new friend Keep it, Pass it, or Hold it close. Whatever you choose to do love will follow it through! Enjoy your tokens. 

Breathe out Love. Xo

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Exciting News for Cystic Fibrosis

Super exciting news to wake up to yesterday morning!! The buzz on my social media feeds was and continues to be excitement and celebration.

I always say, Keep your hopes high and dreams big. This is a GIANT step in the right direction, a game changer for CF as we know it! I'm excited to be here today to see what amazing changes are on the horizon for CF. 

Thank you vertex for helping make my hopes and dreams a reality, and to all of you who help fund this research thank you.... Might heart is FULL!!! 
Breathe out Love! Xo ❤

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Madonna!!! Im Completely Blown Away!

A day later and I am still in awe... Im completely blown away. 

Most of you know I'm a pretty BIG Madonna fan. Well a couple years ago I saw a photo of Madonna on the internet wearing a shirt with the number 35 on it. So I thought I better tuck it away for when I turned 35. Two weeks ago I turned 35 which is a blessing in itself... so for the 30high5 I took that photo and "Somerized" it, adding "Somer is" on top of the 35. I posted it on Instagram and said that even Madonna wanted to make sure my bday was Madgical, just being funny.  

Well yesterday I was scrolling through the gram and she had posted it on her instagram.... WHAT?!?! So nuts!! I still can't quite believe it. I was and still am on cloud 9!! Nearly 60,000 people have seen that photo. I'm completely blown away. The perfect belated birthday present. Thank you Madonna! It was a very Happy 30high5!!! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Holy cow. I can't believe my sweet boy is 10!! He's getting old but still has a heart of gold!! Sure do love my Lil buddy. 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Be Fearless

"It's better to live one year as a  tiger, then 100 years as a sheep"-Madonna 

Its easy to be a sheep when faced with fear. Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.... CF is fear. I choose to live my life as a Tiger. Living with fear lurking over you can be daunting at times. Remember to rise up and be bigger than your fears and show them you're brave and strong, show them your inner Tiger.

I want to thank everyone for helping me spread the word and making others aware of CF. As CF awareness month comes to an end remember we don't just need a month dedicated to making people aware, we need as long as it takes until CF stands for CURE FOUND!  

So continue to be fearless... tell your story, inspire, and breathe out love to everyone. You just never know when you will make a difference. Xo