The response I’m working on when receiving a compliment

Have you ever noticed when receiving a compliment how you respond? I know I’m guilty of deflecting compliments. And it wasn’t until a few weeks ago when my friend was taking photos for me when she brought this to my attention. She was giving me compliments on how beautiful she thought the photos were turning out […]

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My guiding words to help me move forward in 2019

My 2018 guiding words really helped me get through last year. This is why I love choosing a word or phrase to serve as a reminder each and every year. Last year my guiding words were all about shrinking less and shining more. Anytime I felt like shrinking to make others feel comfortable I reminded […]

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Healing emotional trauma to heal my life

I haven’t talked about my autoimmune disease in a while and while I’ve shared with you my symptoms, and ways I’ve tried to manage to live with Hashimotos, I’ve figured out the most important piece of this puzzle! While exercising, eating healthier, avoiding foods that cause inflammation have been helpful in managing the symptoms the […]

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Owning your story

When I started this blog, it was because of my story. My story of being an insecure child, who struggled deeply with low self-esteem. I started this blog because, during a large part of my past, I didn’t feel good on the inside. I took my emotions and anger out on my siblings, the kids […]

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“No one is you, and that is your power”

You know what I dislike about the photo above? It actually has nothing to do with the way I look. Although I’m sure I could find something to scrutinize, I’m not going there. I’m not going there because it’s a rabbit hole. And I lived for too many years going down the rabbit hole of […]

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“What you appreciate, appreciates” my mindset on social media growth

Have you ever heard a saying and it resonates so deeply? Perhaps they resonate because they are the exact words we need to hear. When I came across  “What you appreciate, appreciates” this really struck a chord within. I actually came across this saying in an episode of Super Soul Sunday. ( It’s my favorite show) Oprah […]

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