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Chronic Pain, Habits, Self-Care, Video

Challenge Yourself Everyday

Sometimes the day doesn’t go as planned - especially if you’re someone living with chronic pain. And that’s OK. I used to be one who would beat myself up when I didn’t hit my mark for a run - it would ruin the rest of my day. But somewhere along the way, I learned to… Continue reading Challenge Yourself Everyday

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Habits, Self-Care

My 2019 in Pixels

Lately I've been writing about transforming your life and ways to take the first steps in developing healthier patterns. The first step in that transformation is self-reflection. There are many ways to reflect on your past, and there are many suggestions to organize your thoughts/days/months/years. Last year, I chose to keep track of my days… Continue reading My 2019 in Pixels

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Family, Finances, Friends, Habits, Kindness, Parenting, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Care, Spirituality

Transformation 2020 – Step 4: Setting Intentions

A few months ago, I was listening to The Adult Chair podcast titled The Power of Intentions. In this podcast, Michelle Chalfant described the difference between a resolution and an intention, and immediately I was hooked. We all know that resolutions don’t work – most of the time. If you are part of that lucky… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 4: Setting Intentions

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Boundaries, Family, Habits, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Care, Spirituality

Transformation 2020 – Step 3: Make a Declaration

Today is the day that you decide who you are and where you want to go. If you’ve been following along with the steps to transform your life in 2020, you reflected on the past year and reminded yourself of your values. Now it is time to turn those values into declarations. Declarations allow us… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 3: Make a Declaration

Fear, Habits, Relationships, Self-Care, Spirituality

Transformation 2020 – Step 2: Examine Your Values

In July 2009, I was on a plane on my way to Spain. I was running away from another failing relationship, spending money I didn’t really have to spend, and hiding from the truth I would only come to recognize six years later: I needed to change my life. I was passing the time by… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 2: Examine Your Values

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Habits, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Care, Spirituality

Transformation 2020 – Step 1: Self-Reflection

I’m ashamed to report that a majority of my adult life – the time between my high school graduation and my 30th birthday – I didn’t know the power of reflection. I assumed that everything that was happening in my life was a result of things happening TO me, that I had no control. People… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 1: Self-Reflection

Fear, Habits, Recovery, Self-Care

What Does 2020 Look Like for You?

Let’s be honest. 2019 was rough. Based on the posts, funny memes, and comments I see as I scroll through FaceBook, most of you will agree. 2020 cannot get here soon enough. For many, midnight on New Year’s Eve ushers in a new beginning, a new year, a new chance at life. If you’re anything… Continue reading What Does 2020 Look Like for You?

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December Gift Card Giveaway!

My birthday is this month!!!! This year, to celebrate, I am giving away $100 in gift cards! Three separate winners will each receive ONE gift card: The first winner selected will win a DISNEY gift card (value: $20). The second winner selected will win a MACY’S gift card (value: $30). And the Grand Prize winner… Continue reading December Gift Card Giveaway!

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Anxiety, Boundaries, Family, Relationships

5 Reasons Every Couple Should Attend Couple’s Therapy

This post contains affiliate links and we may earn compensation when you make a purchase using the links included in this post, at no additional cost to you. Therapy. When you say that word in a conversation, one of two things typically happens: Therapy?! For what? Your life is so great. You’re so put together.… Continue reading 5 Reasons Every Couple Should Attend Couple’s Therapy

Woman in Pain
Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Fear, Recovery, Self-Care

My Chronic Pain is Manageable

– and other lies I tell myself Meme Credit: Memes Monkey The pain is excruciating. I can barely breathe. It is so bad that I chose to take a painkiller today – something I don’t ever do because I hate painkillers. I hate the way that painkillers change my mood. I hate how they make… Continue reading My Chronic Pain is Manageable