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The BRAVEST move you can make.

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"Sometimes asking for help is the bravest move you can make.  You don't have to go it alone."

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Oh boy, not only did I think I could do it alone, but I tried and I tried and I tried. "It" being pretty much EVERYTHING in my life. 

Honestly, I didn't ask for help until about a year ago when it was practically forced on me through a mini-intervention at Cafe Nero, a local coffee shop here. 

You two know who you are and my heart is forever grateful. xo

This intervention came after a 2nd round of Shingles for me (yeah... I know) as a desperate plea for me to slow down, get my bearings, and say yes to all of the people who were offering to help me.  

And I did... after some tears, a lot of deep breaths, and swallowing my pride, of course.  

Up to this point, I was a self-proclaimed Super Woman who not only could do everything but should do everything by herself, with a smile.  That makes me laugh now...

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Asking for help...

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39 Years of Lessons, Quotes, & Thoughts

39 Years of Lessons, Quotes & Thoughts…

Today is July 10th and it is my birthday.

It's funny, growing up birthdays were never a big deal so even now, at 39, it feels a bit strange to announce, "It's my birthday!"  

Sure, I had parties and cake, but nothing too special... well, except for my 10th birthday which was epic!  A slumber party, a cake that looked like a hamburger, staying up 'til midnight, and a white Swatch watch... yeah, that was a big one.

But, here I am, 29 years later realizing that I only really started celebrating in the last few years.  I actually used to pride myself on working on my birthday, demanding no one bought me any gifts, and purposely not making a fuss of it.

Why?  Well, I guess there could be a million reasons but I believe it mostly comes down to not wanting to be boastful or proud or one of those people...

But as I am learning to flip my mindset from lack to abundance, I am embracing my birthday as a big deal.  It...

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What To Eat After a Weekend of Indulging

 

As we bring March to a close this week, I wanted to share my best tips for "spring cleaning" the body after an indulgent weekend.

Oh how we love our weekends! The freedom with our schedules, a little extra sleep, the endless possibilities of things to do... and at the same time it can be easy to overdo it when it comes to our cocktails and treats.

Let's be honest... sometimes that is our goal for the weekend! And, it is just FUNto let go and "go for the gold" when it comes to the culinary fare we have access to these days.

We also know that too many of these days can leave us feeling lethargic, stuffed, and in need of a detox. So, today I have some simple tricks on how to recover after a night or weekend of overindulging to help reset your body.


Remember that the primary goal after a weekend of indulging is to rehydrate our body and reset our digestive system so it is ready to resume normal eating.


Here are my Weekend Recovery Tips:

Drink... water that is.

  • Drink 20oz first thing...
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Stress Does NOT Go With My Outfit

The F.I.E.R.C.E. Life

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Stress Does NOT Go With My Outfit


Are you wearing any STRESS today?

How does it feel?

Does it go with YOUR outfit?

Stress is something that has become the norm and in many circles can even be a badge of honor, similar to the glorification of busy. Been there...still there?

However, we know that when we experience, feel, & wear our stress for any period of time, it feels a lot less like a badge of honor and more like a 20-ton load on our backs, for all to see.


And, as I recently learned, your body will give you a WAKE-UP CALL, in my case SHINGLES, if you ignore any of the warnings for too long.


It's a bit ironic actually... this whole stress thing... since stress was something we needed back in the "running from a lion to save my life" days as a natural way to keep us safe.

In today's world, we've manipulated that fight or flight response in a way that's causing harm & draining our energy faster than the lion we were...

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