How to Be Successful - Focus on Your Own $hit by Alison Capra

It’s taken me a very long time to truly grasp the amount of work it takes to see your vision through. At almost 35 years old, I am starting to understand what it takes to create the life you want. People often ask me HOW TO “START”… I spent the first half of my life serving under the vision of others. I made myself indispensable. How does one do that? I’m so glad you asked:

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HOW I STARTED OVER .... AGAIN by Alison Capra

Five years ago I had no idea what I was gonna do with my skill set, where I was going to lay my head, or where I would find my new tribe. I was going through my second divorce. After a year of trying to make it work in Kansas City, I decided a move was in the cards and the best thing for my well being. I left everything I had, my home, my family, my friends, and my stepsons. I had a suitcase full of clothes, no money in my bank account, and on my 30th Birthday I crashed on a friend’s couch with a bottle of cinnamon whiskey in my hand. I made my way to …

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GIFT GUIDE FOR BABES by Alison Capra

Holidays are here, but have no fear. I’ve come up with some seriously great ideas for what to get for all the babes this year. These are just a few of my new favorite things! Each Year Nick and I pick four things for each other from the following categories:

SOMETHING YOU WANT -SOMETHING YOU NEED

SOMETHING TO WEAR - SOMETHING TO READ

We shop this way to keep us from over-spending around the holidays. As well as to give each other things we can ACTUALLY USE all year! I put all of my holiday gift items into one of those catagories! Hope you find something special for the BABES in your life!

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WHY I'M NOT A FEMINIST by Alison Capra

Women throughout our history have changed the way we operate in America. WE being women. We have a voice, we have rights, we can drive, we can vote, we have rights to do whatever we want with our lives in this country. These women fought a battle for us that has seemingly been one of the largest things separating us from 2nd and 3rd world countries.

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"I'm NEVER Getting Married Again!" by Alison Capra

I got married for the first time at 19, mostly because I wanted to have my entire life mapped out before I started living it. Seems strange right, I am a free-spirit, artistic, gypsy right? Well the truth is, as much as I love to travel, enjoy life, and wear bright orange.... I also really enjoy control. I enjoy feeling like I am IN-CHARGE of the direction the wind blows me. Welp, lesson learned. We are NEVER in charge. God, the Universe, LIFE - whatever you wanna call it, lets us make choices; but knows that other individuals make bad ones too that effect us, and things just HAPPEN that will ALWAYS be outside of our control. Just like a public shitter.

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Active Road to Recovery by Alison Capra

The first few years I spent learning to live life sober. Even driving was a task. Being intimate with a women was almost like I was a virgin again because I hadn’t done it sober very often in my life. Emotions were brand new. I didn’t like feeling sad or angry or anxious. Any time I felt that before I drank to feel happy only. I went to AA to ask for answers on how to deal with emotions that weren’t happy because I just didn’t understand that it could be done successfully. I didn’t understand that you could navigate and control negative thoughts and emotions. I also didn’t understand that I wasn’t the only one in the world that had problems. I thought I was special.

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Miserable? - Get Off Your Ass by Alison Capra

I remember wishing everyday that my life would fast forward. That each day would pass faster because I was so miserable. I felt so empty without my stepsons. It was a huge transition to part ways after never being without them more than a day in 6 years. I cried myself to sleep almost every night. I struggled the worst around holidays. I just wanted them to be over. I hated everything about them.  I always felt like the universe treated me unfairly. Like I had been given a bad hand. Life was hard and unfair and nothing I had worked for had panned out.

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