The Outspoken Rose

Hi, my name is Lori McAdams. I am learning how to live life on my own terms. Through my writings, I find self-healing. I am no longer trapped in my own mind.

About Me

Hi there! My name is Lori McAdams. Before I began my own health journey in early 2016, I was completely unaware of my current state of mind. Once awareness hit, I became obsessed with learning how to re-construct myself to live life with more purpose, authenticity, and grace. I am learning to life life on […]

Gratitude Changes Everything

Why Gratitude? Two years ago, I had never considered a “daily” gratitude practice. Back then, being grateful was something we discussed at Thanksgiving dinner. I didn’t even know people were grateful on a daily basis! Feels funny to even write that. Little did I know, cultivating gratitude in my daily life would change my life. […]

Morning Detox Tea

Have no fear, the drink of the year is here! I love my first of the morning drink concoction. And for those of you who fear trying new things, I promise it’s tasty and you will barely even notice the apple cider vinegar. This drink helps stimulate digestion, release toxins from the liver and jump start […]

Shhh!! I Am Talking With Myself

January 2nd, 2018. After I wrote my first journal entry of the year (this one being my second), I went on to have a really awesome day. I felt so much better. It is true, when I write, I find answers… I find healing. This is something to mentally note as part of my morning […]

Where Is My Mind?

January 1st, 2018. I didn’t celebrate New Years Eve. In fact, I’m pretty sure subconsciously I avoided the thought of it at all costs. I slept in late this morning. I didn’t want to get up. I forced myself out of bed around noon. Yes…I got up and made eggs, which I ate back in […]

The Angry, Sad Me: How I Grieved

“The rose of farewells is a rose that will set you on the path toward healing” Marilyn Willett Heavilin I asked myself today, “Lori, how did you grieve?”, and emotion quickly zapped through my body like lightning. I realized I’ve never reflected back on how I grieved…for a reason. A reason that I need to […]

Reset Yourself

I wasn’t in a good place. I had put on a lot of weight in 2015. I’m talking 50 lbs. I had an amazing career. I was an all-star performer, record breaking, sales representative and sales manager with a 6-figure income. I was working 80+ hours a week, you could say I was addicted to […]

A Moment of Decision…

I never realized how one single decision can shape your entire life…until this year. Funny enough, we make decisions every single day of our lives, and a lot of times these decisions are made subconsciously. When we consciously make a decision, it’s usually at our breaking point, a painful moment, where we tell ourselves, “You […]