Practically Speaking

Salt and Light

People always ask me how I do what I do. Sometimes they’re talking about how I juggle everything I have on my plate (which, if that’s your question for me, you should definitely check out my last book, Balancing It All).

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On the Bright Side

I kicked off my blog for 2015 back in January by sharing about what an exciting year 2014 was for me. It was a year of open doors and opportunities with lots of things going my way. It was a “high” and of course, Dancing With the Stars was one of the highlights for me!

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Fear of Man

So tell me I’m not alone on this, but sometimes I get a little bogged down with all the negative chatter on social media—especially when it’s pointed at me! I’m a pretty confident person, but even the strongest of us can let those negative voices in our heads bring us down at times, am I right? “What will so-and-so think if I do this?” “What will they say if they see this?” “How will total strangers react on the Internet about this thing I said, did or wore?”

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Exciting News on Dancing Through Life

Hi Friends! We are halfway through 2015 and so far it has been a whirlwind of fun, family, and work. Plenty of work. But plenty of fun too! I am so excited to share a special date with you that is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for August 1. That’s the date my […]

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I’ve Got A Bone To Pick

Hi Friends! I’m so happy for this week off. No school, no work, just spending time with my husband, kids and friends at our home up north in the Napa Valley. It’s not just where our family business is, it’s a real getaway for me. It’s peaceful, low-key, relaxing and it’s a well deserved place […]

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2015 Goals!

Hi Sweet Friends! Let me start off by saying how grateful and thankful I am for 2014. It was an amazing year for me both personally and professionally. When you feel like you’re struggling in areas just to keep your head afloat in life (which I felt like for much of 2010-2013) the relief of a […]

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Three Immodestly Dressed Women Walk Into a Church…

Being an outspoken woman of faith comes with it’s challenges. Most people think for me it’s about the entertainment industry and how I manage to maintain my moral integrity while choosing the right part or show to be a part of. While that can be challenging, I don’t think it compares to the scrutiny I’m […]

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Your #DWTS Questions Answered: Part 2

Hey Friends! Based on last week’s blog, I think we all agreed that using the word “friend” or “supporter” in lieu of “fan” or “follower” is the way to go! A shout-out to commenter @Connyann who gave a great acrostic for the word FAN- Friend. Always. Near.- which is a fun way to think about […]

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Who REALLY Runs My FB Page?

ME! Yup, I do. Not a personal assistant, not my publicist, not my agent or managers, not my kids, but me. Which means, I’m the one who reads your comments. Yes, I really do see them and read them even though I don’t respond to all of them. I mean, as much as I love […]

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Candace’s Christmas Card Giveaway!

Merry Christmas!! It’s Christmas Eve and my family is working away like little elves, cooking, cleaning and wrapping gifts. We’re prepping the food we’ll be bringing and making for the homeless shelter tomorrow morning. I’ve got 6 quiche pies to make today and we’re cooking 150 sausage and scrambled eggs at the shelter. There’s a […]

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