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    Have You Seen This Nike Ad Yet?

    Where have these Honeybeez plus size dancers been all my life??? Do you ever come across something that just makes you feel all the feels? Something that gives you goose bumps? Something that brings tears to your eyes because it hits so close to home? That’s exactly what just happened when I saw this video. Check it out for yourself and I’ll explain more below: Good grief that just sends me into so many emotions (I’ve cried the last three times I’ve watched it!)! It’s only been since October, maybe November, 2018 that I stepped into this new role with myself – really LOVING myself. Really ACCEPTING myself – size…

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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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    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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    Are You Living Life To The Fullest?

    Do you ever wonder if you’re thriving or surviving? This has always been an intriguing question to me because I never really understood what it meant. I finally went and looked up the definition of thrive (duh, why didn’t I think of that sooner???) and it makes perfect sense now: 1. to prosper; be fortunate or successful. 2. to grow or develop vigorously; flourish (Source: Dictionary.com) I don’t really care for definition #1, but #2 – yep, that hits the nail on the head for me when I think of thriving in terms of life, business, relationships, etc.! Another way to think about thriving that makes sense to me is living…

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    Life Is Short, Isn’t It Time To Say YES?

    I just recently found Henrik Edberg and got lost perusing several of his blog posts. Lots of awesome, inspirational posts but I especially liked How to Live a Happy Life: 10 Things to Say Yes to Starting Today.  The blurb below really caught my attention: When you say no you can safely stay within your comfort zone. You don’t have to fear failing or being rejected. The scary unknown and sometimes difficult change can be avoided. But if you say yes your life can expand and deepen. The yes allows you to open up your life to more happiness. It made me stop and think about all the times I chose to…

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