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Why You Need to Tell Your Inner Circle How Much You Value Them

Many of us hesitate to be authentic with others because we have been hurt in the past or assume we’ll have more time once we …

evening routine

Your Evening Routine is Just as Important as the One for your Morning

We all know that a good morning routine is a great way to start our day. It’s even touted that the most successful people are …

Blissful Summer Recipes

A Blissful Trifecta of Flavors for a Refreshing Meal – Recipes Included

It’s been a hot summer, and I think we all have felt a little more stress so far just 2 seasons into 2020 than the …

Worthy

I Believed the Lie that I was Unworthy; Turns out I am Worthy

Worthiness. I am going to be honest with you. This word makes me uncomfortable. Like, to my core. I suffered years of emotional and verbal …

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Enjoying the Slower Pace of Life

If there’s an upside to the up-side down world we’re living in right now, it’s the slower pace of life. Coronavirus forced us to sit …

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Attached to My Smartphone: Steps to Create a Healthier Relationship

According to research, people touch their smartphones about 2,617 times a day. Clearly, we spend a lot of time on our devices. I never realize …

Stop Talking So Much: Five Ways to Practice Listening Better

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. Dalai Lama Are we really …

I am a procrastinator

Confessions of a Procrastinator: From Procrastination to Productivity

I have a dirty little secret. Actually, for those who know me well, it’s no secret at all. I am a procrastinator.  On the surface, …

The Valuable Lesson I Learned From my Autistic Son

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to …

Birds Build Nests…Why Am I Nesting?

Mid-March I became a different person…a nesting person. Not only did I “celebrate” another trip around the magnificent sun, I also compulsively began to clean …

My Husband’s Happiness is Not My Responsibility

June 30, 2002, I walked into a random church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Little did I know that a handsome man would hit on me …

Memories

The Memories that Get Lost in the Hustle and Bustle of Life

The memories that get lost in the hustle and bustle of life. I can feel them slipping away. The tiny, every day moments that make …

An Action Plan that Really Works – 6 Simple Success Steps

Frustrated when you can’t seem to hit your goals? Me too! This year I’ve been focusing on productivity and especially in this season – how …

Transformation Above the Neck: A Journey to Mindful Eating

Transformation. I can’t even tell you how many times in my life I have worked to change my form, my appearance. How can I alter, …

Lessons I’ve learned From My Curly Hair: Wisdom for Navigating Life

Lessons I’ve learned from my curly hair. Where do I begin? Curly hair. Love it or hate it, it’s mine. There’s no escaping it. Since …

when life is too much, the children are our why

When Life Is Too Much: The Children Are Our Why

This year, though we’re only halfway through, has been too long and too difficult both globally and personally. Too much to process. My head spins …

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Life With Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome: The Modern Day Stress Disorder

Life with adrenal fatigue syndrome means managing stress in a healthy way

The Truth About Having a Mental Illness

The truth about having a mental illness is this: It is hard and it is draining. There are so many things that are going on …

How To Choose Podcasts Worth Listening To

How often have you felt overwhelmed by all the mediums vying for your attention? I can remember a time before podcasts and social media. Books, …

How to Break Up With Your Toxic Self in 5 Brave Steps

Do you often believe that you are not good enough? Do you constantly disappoint and judge yourself? Is blaming yourself for making mistakes and expecting …

In a Sleep Coach’s House: We Still Have Tired Nights

I do have to brag that my kiddos have been great sleepers from a very young age! But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have setbacks …

Growing Through It

Growing Through ALL That We’re Going Through

“Don’t “GO” through life, “GROW” through life. Realize the journey of life is not about being right or pretending to know it all. It’s about …

Time Of Self Discovery During The Stay At Home Order

Over the last 11 weeks I have had some time of self discovery during the stay at home order. During the recent stay at home …

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Intuitive Eating: The Fear and Freedom of Giving up Dieting for Good

If my memory is correct, I was put on my first diet around the age of seven. Looking at pictures of myself back then, I …

Yelling: How to Get Your Message Across

Early in the lock-down, I realized that I had no area in my house to “take” my yoga class. Work was from home, college was …

Five Mental Health Benefits to Growing Your Garden

Long ago, in a time far far away… My grandfather was an avid gardener. In the acre behind their home he had created a small oasis …

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A Parent’s Unending Love and Support

Having recently spent a week in the hospital with my daughter, I started thinking about a parent’s unending love and support. Even now, as a …

Three Unexpected Ways to Expand Your Life Through Stretching

I started out on my wellness journey in May 2018. As you can imagine, when I first started, there was an overwhelming amount of information …

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When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned: We Adjust and Move Forward

The doctor glanced up at me after examining my daughter and gently explained, “We’re going to go ahead and make an appointment for her at …

the glamping life

That Glamping Life: Trading in My Tent for a Different Kind of Adventure

I am a “glamper.” I have officially traded in my tent for the glamping life. There. I said it. My backwoods, backpacking, teenaged self-of-old would …

Do not give up

Don’t Give Up On Your Purpose in Life: Endure To The End

Have you ever felt like you just want to completely give up and back away from your purpose in life? You have? Me too. Lately, …

What Perspective Am I to Hold on to?

These last few months have been disorienting. To gather enough focus to put pen to paper and write down my thoughts has been daunting. The …

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The Power of Remembering: Reflections from Childhood

Remembering back to my childhood, I reflected on arriving at the base of my favorite tree. I was ten years old looking up and squinting …

children

The Best Thing We Can Do for Our Children: Allow Them to be Themselves

“When you parent, it’s critical you realize you aren’t raising a “mini me,” but a spirit throbbing with its own signature. For this reason, it’s …

childless woman

The Challenge for Moms and the Childless Woman to be in Community

Moms and the childless in community? All of us crave the fulfillment of whatever we assume is missing in our lives. Otherwise, life would be …

Creating your Support System by Educating Family on Autism

Now that you have an Autism diagnosis it is important to begin creating your support system by educating your family so that they can better …

Best Friends: Celebrating the Relationships Between Women

My best friend of almost 34 years is a wonderful human being. I don’t really know where I’d be without her. Her husband sometimes jokes …

New Journey

Leaving Everything Behind and Living With A Void In Our Hearts

“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us …

The Power of a Me-too Friend

We were sitting around her kitchen table. I got back from my psychiatrist and received my diagnosis. I got an answer, but it was an …

Separation Anxiety in Children: How You Can Help

Raising kids is a high-stakes responsibility and in this age of social media and easy access to information about anything and everything, parents are easily …

Fun Facts and Tips: 15 Things you Didn’t Know About Money and Finance

Money is always such a serious and sometimes taboo topic. We all want more of it and spend a lot of time researching ways to …

Kneading dough can really help you de-stress.

Baking is How I Unwind, Even When It’s Stressful

My favorite unwinding activity is baking, even though that’s something that be stressful or can go wrong at any given time.

Envy, the Little Green Monster

I’ll be honest with you, until a little while ago I did not grasp the difference between jealousy and envy. I thought they were synonyms …

Busy life

Learning to Live in the Moment: It Changed my Life for the Better

I slowed my stroll down the sidewalk and paused to lean against the side of the building. Casually I observed the bypassers and wondered at …

Bonus Benefits of a Low-Carb Diet NOT Related to Weight Loss

The low-carb lifestyle may not be for everyone, but I encourage you to do some research and see if perhaps reducing your sugar and carbohydrate …

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Using a Planner for Journaling: 3 Ways to Save Time

Using a planner for journaling is a great way to reduce your journaling time. One of the biggest reasons people do not journal is the …