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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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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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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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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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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I try. I really try to scroll on past when I see bullshit posted. I try to not get fired up about the news. I try to just turn the other cheek when I’m insulted. But oh my damn. It is hard AF for me to do that. I am a passionate person. Ask anyone…

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I am an empath and it is back-breaking work sometimes. I spend a lot of time in my own head seeing things from all sides and trying to make sense of it – like I do when I’m getting ready in the morning. You know how you put something on and stand in front of…

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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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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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What if love and kindness was the reigning quality of life in the world? What if everyone put someone else before themselves? What if life was full of good and bad and everyone kept moving forward? What if you learned something new every day? What if you could see the silver lining? What if you…

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I am a stressed out momma of two. One teenager with special needs. One pre-teen girl who is completely neurotypical and has such a big heart. My family has been in quarantine since March 13th when the kids came home from school for spring break. We decided to isolate then since we’re moving and we…

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You Can’t Find Something That Isn’t Lost. Unpopular opinion: I have been struggling for the last few years to “find myself” as I’m sure a lot of you have. Shit, some people are making millions of dollars on the idea that women need to figure out who they are and they sell books and courses…

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I recently posted a playlist I found on Pinterest for a happy/pick-me-up kinda day and I wanted to create my own to share with you guys. These are the songs that if they come on I can’t help singing along with – no matter where I am. Target, drs. office, car, whatever. Music is one…

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Rachel Hollis challenged the world recently to make a Joy List. So I thought I would put into blog format just what my top 10 (and a bonus!) joy list is. It is in no particular order. These are the things that spark TRUE JOY in my life. Catching my husband’s eye across the room…

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As You Love Yourself. Jesus commanded us to do this. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.” Mark 12:31 I don’t know…

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