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Ten Things I’m Embarrassed to Tell You

In the last six months, I’ve shared some heavy stuff about my life, like my upbringing, my miscarriage, postpartum depression, and more. Today we are going to lighten things up, and exhale, I’m going to share ten things I’m embarrassed to tell you. The ONLY way this is fair is if you share something embarrassing…

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Follow Your Spark Thanksgiving Edition

Um, is it just me or does Thanksgiving not exist anymore? On November first, I saw several memes with a picture of October 31st on one side, and November first on the other. The October pic sported a kid in a costume, while the November one highlighted a Christmas tree. It was a joke about how…

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How to be become a better listener for your partner

Can we acknowledge how vulnerable we feel when we open up to our partners? Please and thank you. Some of us would rather cut off a toe than expose our deepest fears. Our significant other is the one person we are supposed to trust, feel safe with, and be vulnerable with, but that doesn’t mean…

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The 5-5-5 Snooze Button Plan

Do you ever daydream about how you would improve yourself, if only you had more time? Would lose weight, exercise, or dress a certain way? I had always wanted to become a morning exerciser, but never thought it was possible. I would set my alarm for 5:00 am and tell myself countless times that I…

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Fighting: How to know how your partner really feels about you

Have you ever heard the saying “alcohol is a truth serum?” When it comes to relationships, I submit that how a couple fights is a truth serum. It’s easy to enjoy relationships during the honeymoon phase, but how a couple handles confrontation and the “rough patches” is a representation of how they communicate. Fighting with…

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What Your Wardrobe Says About You

No one knows the internal dialogue we have about our bodies except us. Some argue, though, that we give others a peak into how we feel by how we dress. What does your wardrobe say about you? If you consider what you wore in the last seven days, what would people think about you? If…

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Why You Need to Create More Time

Time is currency. Unpack that for a second. How many minutes of your day and hours of your week do you spend on frivolous, unnecessary tasks or distractions that don’t bring you anything close to happiness? How many of those minutes could be spent playing with your child, holding your significant other’s hand, or creating a…

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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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