You can feel nutty and thrive at the same time

Ok, can we all just admit that our anxiety and panic level reached 10 when we heard that schools would be closing and that we might subsequently have to be home with our kids 24/7? And, can we all agree that it’s a given that we love our kids, so we don’t have to argue…

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After 535 days without sugar, I caved

Sigh. Sharing this with you brings up much sadness and disappointment. Last September I wrote an article about “My Journey to Giving up Sugar” (read it here https://followyourspark.blog/my-journey-to-giving-up-sugar/) in honor of my first year without added sugar. I was so proud of myself because sugar had always been a coping mechanism for stress and boredom…

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What Your Partner Wants From You

Which scenario would more likely produce an “ooh la la” from you? Don’t roll your eyes; I wouldn’t say “ooh la la” either, but you get the idea. Which would you prefer your partner to do for you: Hold your hands at the movies, have your car washed, give you a bracelet out of the…

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Stop your relationship rut in its tracks! Part II

You might be in a relationship rut if… How would you finish that sentence? You will notice a theme in today’s article – the way to bust a rut is with intentionality. I hope for your sake that these don’t resonate, but if they do, take heed and do some serious reflection. Then act on…

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How to Fix Relationship Ruts Part I

You might be in a relationship rut if… How would you finish that sentence?  Naturally, the answer will be based on your own experiences, your childhood (don’t worry, this won’t be a therapy session), and societal messages. Today’s article… RUT #1: You only peck each other on the lips Scenario: You probably already know what…

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Love is not disposable

Love is not disposable. That’s been a hard lesson for me to learn. Communication within a relationship is hard enough to navigate, but if you haven’t had healthy or stable examples of what a positive one should look like, then it’s even more difficult.  For some of us, when a partner hurts us or we…

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10 Ways My Free Masterclass Will Help You

Giving up sugar over 500 days ago (!) and conquering my morning routine CHANGED MY LIFE. When I get up early and do a spin class before work, make my smoothie, and pack my lunch, I feel patient, calm, peaceful, confident, flirtatious, euphoric, full of ideas and positive thoughts, and HAPPY. When was the last…

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How Your Morning Impacts Your Self-Esteem

So many motivational speakers, authors, and podcasts talk about the importance of your morning routine. I obviously agree about the importance because I created an online course to help others create and conquer their morning routine. But when you hear most talk about morning rituals, they gloss over it in superficial ways. The books I’ve…

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The biggest complaint about morning routines

The biggest complaint I hear about morning routines is this: “I can’t make myself get up that early.” Is this resonating? Please, please, please, friend, you need to know that I understand. I am a high school counselor and recently had two weeks off over the holiday. I immediately regressed to staying up until 2:00 am to…

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4 Myths about morning routines

When I started the “Follow Your Spark” blog last year, my mission was to write about topics that help women overcome their insecurities so that they can pursue their goals. It still is, but along the way, I continued to follow my own spark. Part of that journey led me to finally! finally! finally! stick to a morning routine…

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