Embarking on Growth: Purple Sweet Potatoes Brought Me Closer to My Grandfather

"Where there is no gardener there is no garden." -Wolfgang von Goethe . This quote reminds me of a conversation that my grandfather and I had after we lost my…

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Deleting Social Media: How it’s Improved my Mental Health and Productivity

I finally had had enough. I deleted social media from my phone. The mindless scrolling was taking a toll on my mental health and my productivity.  We read all about…

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Read more about the article Let Go with Fall: 7 Ways to Change with the Season
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Let Go with Fall: 7 Ways to Change with the Season

My favorite season is here, welcome Fall! The trees are beginning to transition and it's time to acknowledge a similar change within ourselves. The changing seasons can be a guide…

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When Are You Going To Have Kids? Sensitive Topic Most People Don’t Understand

We recently flew to Minnesota and being a family of four we had one row with the girls and me, then my husband across the aisle. A seemingly nice woman…

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Summer Reading Book Club Ideas for Women From The We Spot

As things are opening up and people are beginning to reconnect, why not start a new women's book club? Meet with your current circle of friends. Create a new tribe…

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Overcome Family Guilt and Shame: 7 Ways to Stop Saying Sorry

Guilt says you made a mistake. Shames says you are the mistake. Guilt motivates. Shame annihilates. -Susie Garlick Do members of your family bring instant guilt and shame? Specific members…

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How Do I Find My Fun Me Again? 5 Ways to Bring Your Smile Back

This past year has been heavy. Ok let's be honest, for many of us, it has just plain sucked! The pandemic, social unrest, dehumanization, political division, virtual school, it has…

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The Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship: How to Stay Balanced

The ups and downs of entrepreneurship are like riding Mr. Freeze at Six Flags. If you have a business or are in the process of starting your business, you probably…

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Friends and Friendships…Healthy or Toxic? How Do You View Yours?

How do we view our friends and are our friendships? Healthy or toxic? Have you found yourself arguing with your friends after they've disagreed with you? Do you see your…

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Excuses are Overrated – You are the Solution to all Your Problems

Here’s the thing I am most frustrated about as of late. Excuses. Excuses are overrated. When we complain about everything on social media, posting the houses you wish you had instead…

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How Do Financial Experts and Vulnerability Fit in Your Money Journey?

Dave Ramsey, Robert Kiyosaki, Suze Orman, Jonathan & Amanda Teixeira, Crystal Paine, Jessica Turner, Holly Reid Toodle, Chelsea Brennan. What do all these names have in common? They are financial…

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Redefining “Smart”: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

“Emotional intelligence is learned and learnable by everyone; whereas intellectual intellect is not learnable. The daily practice of doing emotional labour is what develops emotional intelligences. In the beginning, the…

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Afraid to Talk About Masturbation? 7 of Your Self Pleasure Questions Answered

Masturbation. Even the word itself conjures up discomfort for many women. The guilt, fear and anxiety that surround masturbation in our society is astounding. Of course this makes sense. Growing…

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There is Beauty in Giving! But Do You Have Limits?

I write a lot about how the beauty of giving is a gift itself, literally and figuratively. What about boundaries or cut-off points to your extended hand? If you do,…

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People Pleasing: Set Yourself Free From the Lies You Tell Yourself

It's subtle, people pleasing. The lies women are telling are often so close to the truth, so subtle that they go unseen, but they never go un-felt. Women are telling…

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Give Voice to Maternal Exhaustion – A Story of Burnout, Betrayal and Fear

What does maternal exhaustion mean? Well, I knew that I needed to face this topic for the last six months. Instead of writing, maternal exhaustion has been where I’ve lived.…

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Grief: A Delicate State of Being of the Mind and Heart

Hello there and greetings to all who read this article. I hope and pray that everyone is doing well. That is indeed my hope for you. This article was going…

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Read more about the article Body Image: How Birth Helped Me Heal After Abuse and a Lifetime at War with Myself and My Body
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Body Image: How Birth Helped Me Heal After Abuse and a Lifetime at War with Myself and My Body

I was 20 when I lost my first pregnancy. I felt betrayed by my body, but at that point in my life, betrayal was all I knew towards her. My…

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The Aftermath: Pressing Through the Pain to Find Healing After Trauma

Warning: traumatic birth story detailed below. Please read on with caution as the material or descriptions may be triggering. Every January, as his birthday draws near, I have a tightness…

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Does Brain Health and Physical Health Relate: Can the effects be reversed to live a healthier life?

Turning 40 recently has me thinking more about the status of my health. Also where I want it to be at this stage of my life. My interest in the…

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A Work in Progress: My Journey with Perfectionism and Toxic Positivity

Toxic positivity is a mindset that I am very familiar with. For years, perfectionism and toxic positivity plagued my thoughts and inner world. This way of thinking affected how I…

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Enjoy Your Holiday Food Without Guilt! Busting Myths and Answering Your Intuitive Eating FAQ’s

If you’ve been following me for even a short time, you probably know that I am passionate about Intuitive Eating. It is my absolute delight to help my clients free…

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Reasons Why We Hesitate to Ask For and Accept Help When in Need

Do you find it difficult and are hesitant to ask for and accept help when you are in need? Why do some of us hesitate when it comes to asking…

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Distance Learning: Educating the Heart Through Self-Compassion

How to educate has entered pretty much every parent’s home this year in a new way. As I write this I am embracing our third month of facilitating online kindergarten…

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Black Mothers Matter: Addressing Deadly Healthcare Disparities

I believe that it is important to continually educate ourselves on the prevalence of racism that plagues our society. Recent events have created a new awareness surrounding the treatment of…

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