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    Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love

    It’s never a good time. No matter how much we prepare ourselves, it still isn’t a good time… For the death of a loved one.  For one week I struggled through emotions of knowing my grandpa was sick. What they thought was a bleeding ulcer quickly turned into what they found to be stage four stomach cancer. For a week, blood transfusions kept him alive…until he finally said “no more, I’m done.” Even at 96 and during that last week, my grandpa was still a stubborn old man (somehow that brings me comfort – knowing that even at the end of his life, he was still that stubborn old man I…

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    Love Your Body Love Yourself

    It’s taken me a long time to finally accept and love me, the whole me. To finally be ok in my own skin. To finally look in the mirror and love my body – jiggly thighs, saggy arms, big belly full of stretch marks and a c-section scar. It’s taken a really long time…but I promise you when you get to this point, it is so worth it! Speaking of loving myself and my body, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. I used to be so against this day. I despised it. I hated all those happy couples around me being all gushy lovey dovey. Because I used to think I…

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    What’s The Worst That Can Happen?

    I’ve been going through some amazing things since my move out here to the West Coast. Well, I started going through some amazing change (aka inner work/self-growth) back in Michigan over the last several years, but the last few months I’ve really stepped up my game or something because whoah, I’m on FIRE… 😉 No, but seriously the last several months have been AMAZING! Not long ago, I shared about how I started questioning old stories, especially about fear, and since then it’s like I have a new lease on life. Because suddenly I’m not holding myself back by those old stories! I’m trying so many new things and stepping…

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    Don’t Let Someone Else Project Their Negativity On You!

    “Stop pretending your life is so great. Remember, I know the real you and your life can’t be as great as you’re bragging about lately.”   That’s the comment that stopped me in my tracks. Suddenly I started questioning everything I was doing on social media and here at the blog: Am I bragging? Do other people think I’m bragging too? Am I making others feel bad by all the good things going on that I’m sharing? Should I stop sharing? On and on the questions, self-doubt, and so many other thoughts came rushing at me… I went into a little funk for a few days but then I looked at…

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    What Price Are You Willing to Pay?

    You want to feel accepted & fit in but it means… Dieting – take it to whatever extreme you have to just to lose weight because that’s what you’re told you should do (by well meaning family and friends, doctors, and the media). Your extreme and my extreme will be two different things. I starved myself, landed in the emergency room because of diet pills (thanks ephedrine…I think the FDA finally banned diet pills with that shit in it several years after my scare!). I binged & purged, tried Weight Watchers, cabbage soup diet, Atkins, calorie restriction , and so many other fad diets out there to lose weight. Why?…

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