Self Love

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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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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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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Turning the Other Cheek is Hard AF

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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Dealing With Stress & Anxiety During a Pandemic

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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Why “Finding Yourself” is Bullshit

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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My Super Awesome Playlist

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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What’s Your TRUE JOY?

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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Depression & Anxiety at Christmas

Mental Health is Hardest During the Holidays for Some I have the kind of depression and anxiety that doesn’t allow me to stay in bed and sleep when I feel like the world is caving in around me. My anxiety says that if I do that then my kids suffer and my marriage suffers and…

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Finding My Voice

I have spent the last few years trying to not offend anyone because I was taught to have manners. But I have come to realize that I have a voice and opinions and beliefs that God put in me to share. So I’m going to do just that from now on. I haven’t been my…

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

I’ve often been told I’m too much. Too loud, too overbearing, too mean. I tell it like it is, frequently. I don’t necessarily try to hurt anyone’s feelings, but I am too old to pussyfoot around what’s right and what’s wrong. I’m calling this my #yearoftruth and I’m not afraid to call people out on…

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Saying No Hurts No One

Why I Limit My Children’s Schedules I met up with a friend of mine the other day and she was so exhausted. She looked completely wiped out and said she was just run down. I couldn’t help but notice that she had bags under her eyes and looked really exhausted. I was and still am…

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#MeToo

We’ve seen it. We’ve seen the hashtag that is going around on social media about sexual assault or sexual harassment. It’s been very disheartening to see how many of my friends have been affected by another person abusing them. And typically, it’s perpetrated by a man who is in a position of power. When we…

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