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Analyzing The 5 Love Languages

The 5 Love Languages “quiz” and books are a frequently referenced tool in the kit for many couples, therapists and general relationship minded individuals, created by Dr. Gary Chapman. These love languages can be applied to various relationships, not just romantic, and are widely known. They work under the premise of understanding how a person […]

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A Mother’s Love

**Credit to a thread by @IamKiraJ (Kira J) on Twitter for inspiring this post. Check her full post out on FB or Twitter. Please note that her post/thread is specifically crafted with the language of “black women” vice “women” as a whole; however, I found the points interesting on a full-scale context. Historically, I know […]

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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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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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December 2020 Goal Recap

I figured I should round out and recap this month’s goal post, since I have  whole “2021 goal post” that will be coming anyway. Money – – I did well and kept my holiday spending in check. I bought some gifts for the people in my life who matter most, but didn’t go overboard, as […]

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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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