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Don’t let your anxiety win

In the midst of uncertainty, our anxiety rears its ugly head. It creeps into our thoughts and creates self-doubt. It tells us that we are in this the uncertain situation because we are not good enough. It tells that until there are answers, the answer is no or not what we would hope for. Anxiety… Continue reading Don’t let your anxiety win

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Thankful for Grief

Life is not perfect. People are not perfect. I am not perfect. However, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I have had a life full of love, joy, excitement and grief. You may be surprised to see grief listed as to why I feel lucky, but grief is a major part of life… Continue reading Thankful for Grief

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Syllabus Day

I don’t about you, but I always hated syllabus day in college. Many students see this day as a blow off day when no real work is done, but I always left each class feeling perpetually overwhelmed. To me, syllabus day was class after class full of seemingly endless tasks to be completed by the… Continue reading Syllabus Day

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Are you an Oyster or a Pearl?

We all know that pearls are formed from oysters, clams and mussels. Pearls are the result of sand and parasites entering the shell. However, did you know that the parasite that enters the oyster (for example) is then covered with layers and layers of fluid to protect the oyster and ultimately create the pearl? If you… Continue reading Are you an Oyster or a Pearl?

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Quality Over Quantity

After spending the weekend with my long distance best friend who came to visit me I am left feeling happy and blessed. It got me thinking about how we spend our time with those we love. I cherish every time my friend comes down and I don’t want to waste a minute of our precious… Continue reading Quality Over Quantity

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Expectations and Judgement

Last night I watched the new Beauty and The Beast movie, yes, I know I am way behind. It got me thinking about love, life and happiness. As I sat and watched the film, nostalgically reliving my childhood, I could not help but think about how we treat, perceive and love people. The movie focuses… Continue reading Expectations and Judgement

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Mindfulness

Live in the present. Today I am enthralled with the concept of mindfulness. It is the concept of being completely consumed with the present with a heightened awareness of your surroundings. This state of mindfulness should not be confused with a time when you notice every little thing that is wrong, because it is not… Continue reading Mindfulness

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Bad Days

DON’T CAMP THERE. It is no secret that some days are just tough. Some days you wake up and have gained a pound or you spill coffee on yourself when you are already running late. How you let that affect the rest of your day, though, is what matters. You are allowed to be frustrated,… Continue reading Bad Days

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How do you eat an elephant?

KEEP MOVING FORWARD. Today I am feeling empowered and ready to take on the world. My husband and I have an insane number of things to get done before we can even make progress on our business venture, but I am feeling overwhelmingly positive. While we both have moments where we become overwhelmed by the… Continue reading How do you eat an elephant?