Mental Health

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your first love

I am pretty sure I have shared this story before, but just in case you don’t remember, or haven’t read it, Imma gonna tell it again! 😉 When I was a young mother, I took my 18-month-old daughter on a plane ride with me to visit my sister across the country. We were sitting in …

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the “should” effect

You ever tell yourself-“I should…..” or “I shouldn’t…..” We all should all over ourselves all the time. But when was the last time you found either one of those statements motivating? Empowering? When was the last time you said one of these statements and then jumped into action to do whatever you “should” or “shouldn’t” …

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the lies we tell ourselves

I think one of the greatest tragedies of life is not learning to see how we sabotage ourselves. Here’s what I mean: Our thoughts are incredibly powerful. They tell us what to believe about ourselves; our lives; the lives of others; the world; culture; family; religion; literally everything. Some of them are helpful. Some of …

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A little about me

I realize that I have not taken the time to introduce myself here yet…. Probably should have started with that, but better late than never, right?! I always think it’s a bit awkward when introducing myself to be honest. Why? Because there is literally no way to sum up an entire lifetime in an appropriate-length …

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this is me

Who else loves “The Greatest Showman”? Our family fell in love with it the first time it premiered. The overall message of the movie just spoke to me. My kids fell in love with the music, and of course, Zac Efron…wink, wink 😉 The song, “this is me” spoke to my soul though. Does anyone …

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Resolutions and goals

Happy New Year and Happy 2023!! Who else thought this year was never actually going to come to be?? Hint-if you grew up in the ’80s…that’s probably you, haha! I have a love/hate relationship with the new year, I won’t lie. I love the idea of having a new year and the hope that it …

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Choose your hard

Several years ago, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and was told by my diagnosing doctor I would need to discontinue running and all the weight-bearing exercises I was doing. At the time, these were two of my core workouts. I utilized running as my self-described therapy and “me” time. I felt like that was …

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Strength and effort

I have been thinking a lot about different kinds of strength… There’s mental strength… Emotional strength… Physical strength… Spiritual strength… And I’m sure more than that. We all have different levels of strength. Some people are able to physically do more than others… Some people have different capacities for the mental or emotional strains of …

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The Case for Capacity

I was listening to a podcast today about the book of Proverbs in the Bible. The hosts compared Proverbs to the fortunes you find in fortune cookies. They weren’t trying to degrade the Proverbs, but rather noting that the wisdom in them is profound and can be bite-sized-just like fortunes in fortune cookies. As I …

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Moving Forward

Life is full of decisions that need to be made. Every second of every minute of every hour of every day. For some, this is an overwhelming thought. For others, it is a motivating thought. I believe each of these decisions is an opportunity to prove who you are and who you want to be. …

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