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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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Review – Freshly Meal Subscription Service

In the past I have written about various other meal services, such as:Every Plate, Methodology, and Hello Fresh … well we’re back with another! This go round I gave Freshly a shot because: 1. I had it personally recommended to me, 2. I needed to have a more calculated approach to my nutrition/diet goals and […]

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Start the Cycle

Often in life, we are (naturally) geared toward selfishness and ego-centric thoughts/behaviors. While this is completely understandable, we also have to sometimes shift our mindset and be willing to start our own healing process, and start the cycle for others – even if that’s not immediately apparent. This could be for any relationship, romantic, familial, […]

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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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Oops, I did it again!

…signed up for ANOTHER half marathon that is! January 2020, I decided I wanted to try and tackle a half marathon, because I’ve never really been a runner (or any sort of endurance athlete for that matter), and I wanted to see if I could do it. Well, fast forward a bit through good old […]

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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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Balance vs Harmony

Balance: a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc. Harmony: agreement; accord; harmonious relations. A consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity. http://www.dictionary.com *While I can’t credit the originating thought author, I do know this post was sparked/inspired by Mark Groves’ online media.* Frequently, especially with my coaching clients, I […]

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Recognizing Values

Relationship Coach Nadine (follow her on IG @nadinemarccoach) had a SUPER relatable story this morning which resonated with me regarding the importance of listening to our bodies and values/beliefs while in relationships. Her story and example made me think about times when I too had either abandoned my own values in relationship, or temporarily suspended […]

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