What Self-Care Isn’t

 I might break some hearts with this article, but we need to be honest with ourselves. What we claim is self-care is often the opposite. Overeating, hitting the snooze button, and spending more money than we have are not “self-care.” They are conscious acts of self-sabotage. Memes with “Self-care Sundays” and “Make time for self-care”…

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Enjoy Halloween Food Without Gaining Weight

I know what you might be thinking – Why is she talking about the holidays already? I just saw Christmas ornaments for sale in a store tonight, that’s why. The holidays are upon us. It used to be that the “holiday season” started on Thanksgiving and ended with New Year’s Day. A stroll through Target…

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8 Ways To Show Your Body You Love It

This is a love letter to the most profound, complicated relationship we have – the one with our body. Today’s article is filled with tangible points to help you love your body TODAY. If you adopt these practices immediately, I promise you will be one step closer to loving your body this time next week!   Sing…

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My Journey To Giving Up Sugar

Have you ever been so ashamed of something that you would not tell anyone about it? For me, it was my sugar addiction. This is my journey to giving up sugar. One sunny Saturday afternoon in June 2018, I realized I would have to completely eliminate sugar from my life. I was on my way to drop of my son, Sebastian,…

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New Twists on Classic Relationship Advice

I recently went to an outdoor wedding at a golf course set in an idyllic area surrounded by trees. The young couple toasted pink champagne (the bride’s fave), and we clapped as they shared their first dance to “At Last”. You could smell lavender from the bushes decorating the perimeter of the club house. If…

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How to identify and create a plan for your goals.

There are two ways to think about the phrase “last four months.” Some of you might think, Yes, four months left, while others might think, Crap, only four months left! As a glass-half-full kind of person, I offer you this encouragement. A new school year signifies the end of summer, but it is also a…

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How to Live an Excuse-free Life

If you stopped 20 random people in the grocery store and asked them what their dream is, I bet few would be able to articulate one. And I get it. It’s much easier to focus on your 87,000 daily responsibilities than to purposely add more on. I GET IT. Some of us weren’t taught to…

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How to Stop Caring About Other People’s Opinions

Do you find that your list of pet peeves grows as you get older? I’m raising my hand. One of my new pet peeves is when people care about other people’s opinions about them. Let me share an example. My parents in law live in a retirement community complete with exercise center, a clubhouse, and…

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Fear of Losing Your Partner’s Love

This is such a big topic that I almost don’t where to start. Memes on Pinterest show pictures of squirrels holding nuts with “follow your dreams” written above their heads. (You don’t know where I’m going with this, do you?) Motivational speakers and fitness instructors implore us to “not make yourself small so others can…

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