The ways we perceive the actions of others reflect how we see ourselves. I knew I had a problem with shame because of how I’d been treating my partner. It began innocently enough. “Are you really going to eat all of that?” I’d ask playfully, as if monitoring his eating would negate my own cravings. […]

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Andre and I had the opportunity this winter to travel through Canada celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary, where we combined our artistic talents to create “Butterfly” in stunning Lake Louise, Alberta. The concept for Butterfly came to me when I saw a pair of beautiful, hand painted silk wings at an art fair. I immediately […]

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So what do you do when waiting for a text that may never come? Texting. At the dawn of its existence, it was called Short Messaging Service (SMS for short), and the first one ever sent was in 1992, from a 22-year-old engineer named Neil Papworth in the UK. It simply and benignly said, “Merry […]

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Your bedroom may be free of clutter, but what about your heart? Spring Cleaning isn’t just for belongings; it’s for improving the quality of your life. This is the perfect time of year to discard what no longer serves us – and yes, this includes relationships. We all have our own unique energy drains, emotional rough spots and […]

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2016 really shook me up. It was the last year of my twenties, but by the way I was conducting myself, you would’ve thought it was my last year of life. Fabulous Single Gal in the City I was your average twenty-something millennial—I went out (a lot), I drank (a lot), I partied (way too […]

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Bullies exist. Sure. But, sometimes I think we are our own biggest bullies. Think about it? If anyone were as mean to you as you are to yourself, would you want that person to remain in your life? This kind of repeated, silent, antagonizing we do to ourselves every time we make a mistake affects […]

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It was in the classroom of my childhood that I received my first love lesson. I was raised with the belief that love was something to earn in the form of praise, approval, and permission, in return for being well behaved, smiley, charming, and “good”. Neediness was considered weak. Opinions were not welcomed. Mistakes were […]

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Yesterday as I was leaving my gym, I noticed a young woman 20-ish, standing naked on the scale in the locker room.  I also noticed standing near her was another naked woman who was probably her grandmother, waiting for her turn to weigh in.  This caught my attention because I thought to myself why do […]

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I believe we should redefine the word ‘vanity’ for ourselves. Confession time. I’ve been guilty of hating on other people’s Instagram selfies. I’ve unfollowed other women in the past, because their photos made me feel insecure about myself. Sometimes, I look in the mirror and wish that I could wear a filter in real life. […]

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How My Self Esteem and Motivation are Growing With My Lunges I’m never one to make New Year’s resolutions. Sure, I set little goals for myself, but goal-setting is something I try to remain consistent about throughout the year. This year, however, was different. I’ve been feeling stuck lately in terms of my writing. I […]

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