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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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Yes, No … Maybe?

A “no” uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a “yes” merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble. Mahatma Gandhi Learning to say “no” (and without added explanation) has been such a long lesson for me, but one that I feel I am truly embodying more frequently and easily […]

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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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2021 – #goals

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am fairly certain MOST people are ushering 2020 out with a wave farewell and not much more, considering what a trying year it ended up being.  As for me, I feel 2020 was a good year on the side of personal development, goal setting (and achieving) and better understanding of who […]

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2020 Recap

As 2020 winds down, let’s see where I wanted to be, and where I ended up! You can read my 2020 “plan” here, or just read the recap to get a feel for my previous intentions. Health – I committed to 30 minutes of activity each day, for a “majority” of each month. I was also […]

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Conscious Spending 2020 – A Coffee Recap

Waaayyyyyy back in the start of 2020 I wrote about some of my plans/goals/ideas for the year here. If there’s something I love in life, it is COFFEE and goals. 🙂 One such implementation took the shape of me limiting my Starbucks spending. I put $100.00 on my Starbucks app virtual “card” at the start […]

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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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