I have battled depression since I was 9 years old. I didn’t know that until  a few years ago. I knew I was moody. I knew I was often sad. I knew there were times when all I wanted to do was sleep (but couldn’t.) I knew I would overeat when I felt emotional. I […]

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Fight Winter Blues

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I just couldn’t catch my breath. I needed 1 good breath to regain my composure, and I couldn’t do it. I tried really hard.  My attempts looked like a 2 year old child being taught how to blow out birthday candles for the first time.  In my mind I was saying, just breath… take a deep […]

Feeling anxious about life's circumstances

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It is never okay to lie to yourself. Not even in the name of personal development, motivation, manifestation, or any of that stuff. Not to psych yourself out. Not to pump yourself up. Seriously. It’s absolutely not okay to lie to yourself with the hope of feeling good about a bad situation. When you lie to […]

Affirming what it true with daily affirmations

I strolled into my son’s school 3 times last week, wearing a bold lip and a sundress. I was accused of being a morning person. I passed my old gym buddy on my way out of the gym at 6:30am- as she was walking in. I was cited for being up before the crack of dawn. Although […]

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Waking up with joy

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A Goal. You should always have something you are working on, striving for, or something that challenges you to rise. Scientists say setting goals helps you live longer. I say that setting goals helps you live better.  Think about it: when you’re working on something, there is always this lingering since of expectancy. When you […]

An aspiring woman setting goals

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There have been several defining moments in my life. There was the time I set my first major goal ( I was only 10 years old.) The time I got my heart broken into pieces at 17 years (I really thought I was going to die.) The time I decided not to move to New York (I really became an […]

A woman who decided not to settle

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