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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Mom Burnout: Finding Balance in a Season that has us Burning at Both Ends

What do you think of when I say the word balance? Do you picture the perfect system or a schedule that FINALLY makes motherhood feel balanced? What we experience in…

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Family and Politics: Preparing for the Conversations & Potential Fallout

Our current political climate has been rocky and down right nasty. No matter your political affiliation, bitterness seems to be the flavor of choice for interactions between those that disagree.…

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What if Life Were as Simple as a Choose Your Own Adventure Book?

Have you ever read a Choose Your Own Adventure book? These stories allow the reader to assume the role of the protagonist and make choices to determine the main character's…

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Do it Your Way! Listen to Yourself and Start Living an Intuitive, Empowered Life.

Have you ever tried to follow an “expert’s” advice that just didn’t fit for you? Have you felt like a failure because their advice didn’t work as well for you…

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Three Ways to Overcome The Challenges of Being a Caregiver

Being a caregiver can be very challenging and sometimes difficult to overcome but it can be done. On January 31, 2017, the rest of mine and my mother's lives changed…

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A Pandemic, Natural Disasters, and Politics, Oh My! 10 Things Keeping Me Sane Right Now…

The past 6 months have been unquestionably the strangest time in my life. It has been an unprecedented, unpredictable, and challenging time for the entire world. Not only have we…

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My Anxiety Relapse During the Covid Pandemic; and Navigating out of the Mental Mess

Something interesting happened during all this pandemic lock down and “new normal” we’ve been going through these past months. My new full time job went to part time. Two weeks…

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Sensitivity and Imagery: The Meaning and How They Impact You

Are you someone who is sensitive? If you are, do you sometimes ask yourself or just question, "Why am I so sensitive?" I have many times throughout my life, so…

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Making Sense of Who We Are in a Nonsensical, Non-complacent World

I love the recognition that humans are never complacent creatures, that we embody different versions of ourselves during different times of our lives. This concept is as equally exciting as…

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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 important to separate who you…

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Leaving the Fitness Industry: What I Learned About my Body and Soul

After more than 15 years of working in the fitness industry, I recently walked away from teaching indoor cycling classes. Leaving the fitness industry was one of the most difficult,…

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How Many Times Are You Willing to Get Back Up When You Fall?

We all, at some point in our lives, have fallen down physically or mentally, ranging from childhood to adulthood. We've collected a treasure chest full of scars from a few…

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It’s Not Only Okay To Talk About The Hard, It’s Necessary!

"Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage."-Brene Brown Life is filled with so many amazing moments. There is so much to celebrate, so much to be grateful for, so…

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You Reap What You Sow: How This Phrase Affected My Mindset.

There is an old proverb that mentions the idea of you reap what you sow. If you've ever heard this growing up, how did you decern it? When I heard,…

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Just Begin Again: The Power of Your Personal Reset Button

We've been sold the lie of perfection. Perfection lies out there, somewhere, with someone else. However, life has never been about being perfect. It's always been about being and becoming. And one of the greatest tools we have on our journey of being and becoming is our personal reset button.

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Ditching Diets and Embracing Self-Acceptance Instead: The Healthiest I’ve Ever Been!

This year I’m turning 40 and I have one intention for the year: to be the healthiest I have ever been.  I would venture to guess that when most people…

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Holiday Blues: Coming Face to Face with Loneliness and Discovering Joy

It was a crisp autumn day, down under in the southern hemisphere of New Zealand.  Wandering around the city of Auckland, I found myself people-watching while simultaneously soaking up my…

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This Isn’t A Hallmark Movie! 6 Ways to be Present, Not Perfect, During the Holidays

If you know me, you know I really love a good, sappy Hallmark movie, especially a Christmas one. During the holiday season there's little I enjoy more than snuggling up…

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Going for the Win-Win: Decision Making in Relationships

We value strong, healthy relationships, but nothing can damage them more than poor decision making skills. Whether it is a spouse, sibling, long-time friend, or business partner, we want to stay close and feel connected. Going for the win-win is the solution to this problem.

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It’s Not Too Late! 3 Steps to Take Charge and Make Change Before the End of the Year

There are only a few more weeks left in this year—in this decade, in fact! Have you had a chance to stop and think about that yet? At this point…

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5 Natural Ways to Manage PTSD- Simple Habits for Daily Life

How to manage PTSD in a healthy and constructive way can feel impossible. There are so many unknown things happening inside our brains that it seems daunting to try and DO anything about it. I hear you. I understand.

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I’m Still No Expert At This! 23 Thoughts About Relationships and Marriage

This month my husband and I are celebrating 23 years of being together. You’d think that after 23 years of doing something we’d be experts by now, but—we are not.…

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Dave Ramsey is WRONG: Learn a New Way of Doing Things
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Dave Ramsey is WRONG: Learn a New Way of Doing Things

...well...not entirely. But, if he was the only one I continued to learn from in balancing my budget, then I would have lost an opportunity to grow in my ability…

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The Secret to Doing It All: Don’t! And Five tips to help you look like you Do!

People often ask me how I “do it all” or how I “keep it all together," and I’m just going to be honest from the start and tell you my…

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When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned: Healing after Having a Baby at Twenty-Three Weeks

We are coming up on five years since having a baby at twenty-three weeks gestation.  Every year, my processing takes off another layer from the pain of that situation. My…

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The Good and Not-So-Good Truth About Personality Tests
There is good, and Not-so-good that comes from Personality Tests

The Good and Not-So-Good Truth About Personality Tests

How many personality tests have you taken lately? There are dozens that all put people into categories of colors, animals, numbers, letters, or languages. There are some good, and not-so-good…

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I’m Sorry for Judging You: What Judging Others Really Reveals!

Judgement Reveals I'm sorry for judging you! Recently I stumbled upon a similar title while scrolling through my social media feed. Immediately, without even reading the article, my mind summoned…

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Military Wife Life: Tools to Survive the Constant Transition of His Career

The same day I chose this blog topic, I received a “heads up” that my husband’s name was at the top of a list for a deployment next year. He…

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