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My Fitness Journey – Mindset Shifts

**I am not a physician, nutritionist or fitness guru. Please consult your doctor and qualified individuals when embarking on your own journey. Just shy of 3 years ago, I was a WHOLE different person. Mentally, physically, emotionally and more. April 2018, I saw a picture of myself that I just could not shake. This picture… […]

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Intentions vs Impact

On social media, and all around, we often hear “setting intentions” and “act with intention”. I completely agree that we should do that, and that being intentional can assist us in reaching goals, improving relationships and interacting with the world in an improved manner; however, Ms. Ally Love, Peloton instructor and leader of “The Love […]

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Un-learning “Fear Based” Love

During a recent conversation with a friend, we were reminded of how often people (ourselves/myself included) love from a place of fear. This is something I never even realized I was doing, until I started to examine my behaviors and sit with my own insecurities, fears and truths. What do I mean when I say […]

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Boundaries are not Rejections

As a guilty party in this very thought process/behavior, it certainly resonated with me while I was mentally preparing to write this post. I know it stung a little more because I could recognize those moments in my past where I misconstrued someone else’s boundaries and internalized them as rejection due to my own insecurities […]

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The Lessons in the Loss

In every instance there are choices and we can make the conscious choice to learn and grow, or to stay angry/hurt and stagnant. I recently experienced a heartbreak/grief/loss of relationship, and I am working quite hard to remember the lessons in the loss. I know it can be easy to default toward our hurt, but […]

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Romance Redefined

Recently in conversation, I realized that we often speak of “romance” or “romantic” gestures but really it’s incredibly poorly defined. I even looked it up, and “Romance”, “Romantic” and “Romantically” have all got similar vague definitions. Romantic (as found on dictionary.com) – of, relating to, or of the nature of romance; characteristic or suggestive of the […]

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Rebound or Reasonable?

Countless times in life we will experience being hurt by another. Whether by friend, family, a lover, or even a stranger, we will find ourselves at the receiving end of some pain. This comes in many forms but I’m focusing on that pain which comes from intimate/romantic relationships. In the wake of heartbreak we can […]

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A Rough Reminder

Sometimes it takes feeling a little pain/discomfort to remind us of WHO we want to be and HOW we will get there. This happened to me just last night/this morning. Yesterday I went golfing in the afternoon with a friend. We may have gotten into some beers while we had our round, and then continued […]

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Enjoy NOW

Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly. – Eskimo proverb In today’s modern world, it is not uncommon for people to live in the mindset of “later” for things, experiences or opportunities. “Once I am ready to retire, I will cash in those vacation hours at work” … “Next weekend […]

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Pain Transforming

Just because we keep living does not mean we stop hurting. – Unknown Pain, sorrow, grief and all it entails feels boundless in the moment. Depths that know no end, and yet for most we trudge on. While time may “heal all wounds” we are blessed and cursed to remember. Since we can not erase […]

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