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What to do when you’re triggered into a downward spiral and you’re not sure how to stop it

What to do when you’re triggered into a downward spiral and you’re not sure how to stop it

Do you ever notice how you can be so perfectly in your stride one day, and the next moment, you completely unravel because you heard about or saw something or someone that triggered you? It could be a person or a thing, or even a sentence or a picture. Heck, it could even be the […]

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How to take charge of your life (even if you’ve got a lot of really good excuses)

How to take charge of your life (even if you’ve got a lot of really good excuses)

“But I don’t wanna!” I would say whenever my mother would try to get me to eat my broccoli (or – let’s face it – anything green that wasn’t smothered in cheese whiz). Actually, it sounded more like, “I don’t wannaaaaaaaaaa!” (Recall your childhood emPHAsis on the As: No-aaaaaaaaaaaaa! Yes-aaaaaaaaaaaa! Ugh) As obnoxious as it […]

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What parenting my daughter is teaching me about how to love myself

What parenting my daughter is teaching me about how to love myself

When was the last time you looked yourself in the eye (in the mirror, of course) and said, “Gosh, I love you!” Probably not recently – or ever, for that matter. Yeah. Me neither (it’s usually something closer to, “Wow you look tired!” and “Really, thighs? Really?) Yet I find myself wondering: Why the hell […]

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A gutwrenchingly beautiful message from an Olympic hopeful who will be watching the Olympics from home this year

A gutwrenchingly beautiful message from an Olympic hopeful who will be watching the Olympics from home this year

Don’t you just love the Olympics? You can smell the anticipation in the air. So many of us countdown the years until the next event, devour the schedule, mark the sports we want to see, set our DVRs, and watch those amazing athletes perform their majestic dances, totally in their element…*sigh*… (cue Chariots of Fire […]

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6 Killer Questions to help you Figure out What you Want to be When you Grow up

6 Killer Questions to help you Figure out What you Want to be When you Grow up

“We give time to what we love.” – John Bradshaw You know me. I give a lot of advice. Mostly unsolicited (sorry about that). I can’t help it. I’ve made so many mistakes, and learned so many profound lessons because of them. I feel it would be selfish of me to keep it all to […]

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Dear Diary: A Raw Glimpse Into my Insecure (and Irrational) Meltdown

Dear Diary: A Raw Glimpse Into my Insecure (and Irrational) Meltdown

“Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go.” – Mooji I feel like I should be starting this post, “Dear diary.” Because the vomit that I’m about to spew out onto the page is very deep, personal, and raw. It’s not a side of me that I really like to admit exists, much less […]

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