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 shudder to hear those words…

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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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What my Failed Tampon Experience Taught me About Period Poverty

I stood there waiting for the airport terminal train, breathing slowly in and out, squeezing my legs together so tightly my muscles were shaking. I was trying to hold back…

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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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How to Identify Credibility When Information is Constant

There is a constant stream of information in our lives today. We have devices that fit in the palm of our hands that have access to all the information in the world. And if we don’t have said device, there is certainly someone in our circle that does and openly shares this information, whether requested or not. How do we weed out the noxious misinformation? Is it possible to define credibility within constant change?

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Sleep Deprivation: Affecting Your Daily Function, Relationship and Sex Life

What is it about you having a lousy night’s sleep that makes everyone else seem so awful? Sleep deprivation is no joke when it comes to having children and the…

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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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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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Three Ways to Deal with Rejection and Live a Healthy Life

No matter what form it comes in, rejection carries side effects that can throw us off track. Rejection can take away precious moments with loved ones, distract us from doing…

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Validation in the 21st Century: The Impact of Social Media and Communication
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Validation in the 21st Century: The Impact of Social Media and Communication

Validation? Validation is a hot topic in the 21st century. I don’t know about you, but I see it almost every single day. That is the entire reason for social…

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Stop the Meal Plan Mayhem! 3 Ways to Make Meal Planning Do-able Even With a Busy Schedule

Raise your hand if you have a busy schedule and you find it challenging to get healthy meals on the table every night—especially ones your kids will actually eat! My…

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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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My Authentic What Now? Finding Your True Voice When You’ve Stopped Listening

One scroll through social media or a quick internet search and you’ll have no trouble finding posts about authenticity. “Unlock your authentic self!” “Find your authentic self!” “Love your authentic…

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Be Silent, Be Still: The Power of Pausing in an Ever Chaotic World

Being mindful and focused is hard! Often times I sit down at my laptop intending to send some follow-up emails to clients or update my calendar for the week. It's…

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The Day I Cried Over Spilled Milk: My Journey of Self-Care and Embracing my “Enoughness”

In 2012 I began my self-care journey and it changed my life in ways I'd never imagined. Sharing this story has become part of my mission because every time I…

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