I especially love to celebrate others, but it’s always been harder for me to celebrate myself. However, with the encouragement of family and friends, I’m changing that. I’m allowing myself to be celebrated and I’m celebrating my life – especially all of the lessons I’ve learned these last 37 years (as well as the ones…

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“The cure for pain is the pain.” – Rumi The body doesn’t forget. My body tenses and my breath becomes shallow when I feel like something is going to be taken away from me. The sinking sensation in the pit of my stomach nearly brings me to my knees when I see certain people in…

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Despite our best laid plans and intentions, sometimes things just don’t go our way. It’s the reason we have backup plans and Plan B’s. It’s why we’re researching our next move while still trying to make headway with the goal we’re working on. It’s why we create pacts with our girl/guy friends in order to…

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This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and I took a moment today to think about my journey over the last 15 years. It’s incredible easy to be hyper focused on where we want to go and how far we have to go to get there. Whether it’s recovery or healing or health or…

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“You have a story,” she said, “You have a lot to your story.” I sat with it for a moment. “I guess,” I hesitated, “I just feel like there’s soooo many stories and books out there, just like mine. What makes mine really worth telling?” “You do have a story,” she reiterated, “And your story…

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  Towards the end of each year, I find myself in a reflective state where I look back at all the events that have transpired and brought me to the place I currently am. It’s one of introspection, observation and often times, deep gratitude.   2018, like every year before it, I declared would be…

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  The Universe wants to be noticed…and heard. Problem is, we aren’t always listening.   Did you ever get a gut feeling to do something and not do it? Have you ever had an intuitive nudge that was telling you something was going to happen, something that when it did happen, you chalked up to…

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  When was the last time that you took a moment to celebrate yourself – not because you did or didn’t do something – but simply to celebrate yourself, your life, your body, your challenges, your struggles, your wins? Can you remember a time?   For most of us, celebration is reserved for the days…

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  Ever have one of those tough-as-hell weeks where it feels like the world is unloading both barrels at you – where things fly at you at such an unrelenting speed that you feel like life is pushing your limits simply to see where your breaking point is?   We all have moments, days or…

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  What drives you?   Two weeks ago, I challenged my team with this question at our all team meeting and hearing all of their shares seriously gave me all the feels – goosebumps, tears, laughs…you name it. And that’s because What drives you? is a powerful question – it’s a question that makes you…

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