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Special Needs Future Planning

What Worries Me Most About the Future: Jamie functions at 18 – 24 months level. This is a huge topic for me because I am, by nature, a worrier. So there are plenty of things I can find to worry about, to obsess over. From the tiniest thing to the monstrous, I can obsess about…

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I must be doing something right.

There are days when I wonder what I’m doing with my life. And truth be told, today is one of those days. Hopefully, my life stretches out for decades more, but what to do with all of that time? Am I doing enough? Do I show up enough for everyone who needs me; do I…

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A Purpose Filled Life

People go through their childhoods just living life to the fullest each day. Living in the moment, enjoying each part of it as it comes, the sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening and we soak up every last drop of the day. Running, spinning, laughing, shrieking with joy, playing games, skipping,…

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The 5 Cs of Audience Growth…

… and a Bonus Secret that Nobody Will Tell You But Me Growing your audience is (and I can’t say this loud enough) about one thing and one thing only: INCREASING YOUR SALES. Bottom line? That’s the only thing that matters. Yes, being true to yourself and helping others matters, BUT – and here’s the…

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Make a Plan

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I am a planner. I have to have a plan for just about everything I do or I feel out of sorts. I adore to-do lists. Sticky notes, legal pads, spiral notebooks, journals, checklists on my phone, and my google calendar keep me sane. I…

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Is Negative Thinking Sabotaging Your Happy Life?

The short answer is yes. If you spend your time feeling negative, and thinking bad thoughts about yourself, yes. That is destroying any chance at happiness you may have had. Too often we go through life with these nagging thoughts in the forefront of our minds. They can take over our entire inner monologue. I…

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Brandy Eckman

Amazon Haul for June 2021

I was recently inspired to purchase some things from Amazon to style up my summer. As a not-so-small woman, I find myself drawn to things that accentuate my waist since it’s the smallest part of me. But I also love showing off my cleavage. It’s a pretty nice cleavage to show off, but it also…

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Brandy Eckman

Get Ready for Summer 2021

I recently did a little online shopping to get myself ready for an epic family-filled summer. We are fully vaccinated up in here and ready to spend time with family and friends doing fun summer things! In anticipation of that, I have purchased a couple of dresses, a new bralette, and some swimsuits (my current…

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Brandy Eckman

Bra Review: SheFit

If you’re like me, you’ve seen the ads for SheFit in your newsfeed. It follows me around the internet so I figured I’d give it a go. Watching the videos, it looked like this would be a good bra for doing my HIIT and I thought if it’s comfy enough I could wear it for…

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Setting and Maintaining Boundaries

Once upon a time, I was a kid who was strong-willed and bull-headed, two adjectives that were used to describe me frequently. In my parent/teacher conferences, they were told I was talkative and bossy. What can I say? I knew what I and everyone else around me should have been doing and I wasn’t afraid…

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Empowering Women is Redundant

Redundancy. So many books, blogs, songs, poems, etc are written about “empowering women” and “women’s empowerment” and I just think that’s a bunch of bullshit. I wish we would quit using the phrase “empowered woman”. Change that to Powerful Woman. Or Woman with Power. empower: em-pow-er verb. to give (someone) the authority or power to…

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Looking Forward & Making Changes

In the last couple weeks of December, I usually start a list of the things I’d like to focus on in the coming year. Not a resolution list, per se, just things to keep in mind as I’m going about my daily life. Health is always on my mind. I am going to focus more…

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2020 Wasn’t So Bad

I realize I’m speaking from my privileged place when I say that. For a lot of us, it was the absolute worst year in a very long time. Our country saw riots, protests, more racial injustice and unrest, bad cops murdering innocent people, a weird-ass election cycle, division like we’ve not seen in decades, income…

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Spread Beauty in Times of Ugliness

Don’t let the ugly in others take away the beauty inside you. I started out writing today about how to avoid the ugliness in others and ways I go about not having to read a bunch of bullshit some douche on the internet has written about how masks are making people asphyxiate because he’s breathing…

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These United States of America

Unifying the United States I’ve seen a post going around Facebook recently saying people miss the America of 9/12/01, where we came together as a nation. It didn’t matter who was Republican or who was Democrat, if you were black or white. Our grieving and shock united us. We were in so much disbelief –…

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