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    Good Riddance Self-Hate, Hello Self-Love!

    I spent so much of my life hating my body and myself because of other people’s judgments and beliefs that I allowed to become my reality and my truth. Thankfully, several years ago, I began to question all that and started to heal and see myself differently. Now, finally, at 43, I love myself and my body. And I’m fat.  It’s pretty empowering… even though others still try to push their judgment and fatphobia beliefs on me. You know why? Because it’s ok to be fat. Just as it’s ok to be skinny. Nobody should be judged because of their body type. And Mary over at Uncustomary agrees with me:…

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    When Someone Close To You Says Something Hurtful

    For the first time ever someone very close to me, someone I care deeply about, said something that hurt me. They didn’t even realize it because it was just an offhanded comment. I still haven’t processed the feelings completely or responded back to them in regards to the comment. Why? Because I used to act out of anger which never helped a situation; instead it left me more upset and hurting. So, now I try my best to not respond out of anger/hurt. Instead, I try to process my feelings first and calm down then approach the subject. Anyways, it was something silly. Scratch that, when it comes to food…

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    I Carry A Big Purse & NO, I’m NOT A Shoplifter

    I’m writing this post with a little tongue in cheek humor, but after seeing an email come across my inbox and watching the video it suddenly made sense why I noticed something happening to me was happening! I love bags and purses. My current purse is pretty large. My son would tell me “mom, you could fit the kitchen sink in that thing!” if he saw it. It’s a bit of a nightmare actually finding anything in it, but I love it. It’s big enough I can throw my make-up, wallet, kleenex, lotion, chaptstick, and everything else in there including my laptop, notebook and a current book I’m reading! Yeah, I said…

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    An Open Letter to a Hurting Woman

    I wish I had a magic wand and super powers. I would take all the hurt and pain away from friends who are hurting and going through difficult times. I would wave the magic wand over the wold and stop the violence; bring us together in love and erase the hate. My superpower would be to sit on the shoulder of each woman out there who was about to make another decision based on a story she’s telling herself – that she’s not good enough and doesn’t deserve better. Today, I want to focus on that last sentence above, about my superpower. I may not have a magic wand or…

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    Good Riddance…

    good riddance self-limiting beliefs

    When was the last time you tried something new? Not that long ago, I got sick and tired of letting old stories keep me from going places, doing & trying new things. I have been challenging myself to question when I start letting old stories creep in: I can’t because I’m scared of heights. I can’t do that alone. I’m too fat to do that. Let’s see if I can explain what I mean better about questioning these old stories that have ruled my life for so long. I can’t because I’m scared of heights Sure it’s high, but do you really want to miss that view from the top?…

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    Let’s Face It, Sometimes the Holidays DO Suck…

    Can I share something real, raw and maybe even a little ‘silly’? It’s the day before Thanksgiving. I’m living in what I believe to be the most amazing place – the West Coast (seriously it is sooo gorgeous on this coast!). I’m head over heels in love with an amazing man! I’m getting ready to head off to my favorite place for 3 nights – the ocean. But… I’m stilling feeling a little down in the dumps. It almost seems silly that I could be so happy and living an amazing life but yet feel down too. You see, I made a cross country move from Michigan to the West…

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