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FIVE QUOTES THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

The process of change is challenging no matter what the goal is. There’s so much information out there about what you’re supposed to do that it can often feel overwhelming to stay on track. I believe the best and most inspiring advice comes from those who...
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Mindful Eating: Can it change your life?

There’s something terrifying about learning how to stop eating before you’re completely full. It’s one of those concepts that takes years of practice, and yet even when you have it down, you still somehow have to remind yourself to take a step back and connect to your...
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How driving 26 hours has empowered me to be more mindful

I just got back from my road trip across the country, and it was awesome. This is actually the first time I’ve had a chance to sit down and reflect about my latest journey, so it feels good to be doing that now. I must say that I’m pretty fucking proud of...
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5 Ways To Follow Through On Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions

Even if it’s something you don’t want to admit, there’s something a little crazy about waking up on January 1 with the idea that all your old habits and patterns will suddenly disappear, and you’ll finally be able to create the life you’ve always wanted for...
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Why vulnerability scares the shit out of me

In all of the 4 years that I’ve been blogging on and off about my life, I have never once talked about my relationships. And I’m not just referring to the intimate ones, but even the friendships I have in my life.  I guess I never really felt the need and...
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How saying yes to one question changed my entire life

When I was 23 years old, my very close friend Lulu came over one night and asked me if I’d help her lose 150 pounds. I know, not the most common question to ask a close friend, but it would be the question that changed the course of my story. But before I knew... read more

When motivation kicks my ass I did THIS…

Motivation from what I’ve learned and experienced over the years is really the mix between two important components: Excitement and passion. Think about it like this: Most of the time we feel motivated, we also feel excited. Things are fun, somewhat easy and the... read more

FIVE QUOTES THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

The process of change is challenging no matter what the goal is. There’s so much information out there about what you’re supposed to do that it can often feel overwhelming to stay on track. I believe the best and most inspiring advice comes from those who... read more

How walking 10,000 steps a day transformed my life

After my mother died, I searched all over the place for something that would make me feel free from the pain, even just for a little. I was craving a distraction of any kind and because I couldn’t find one that served me, I picked all the ones that didn’t.... read more

Three ways to get back on track right now

Getting back on the track quicker each time you fall off is exactly how successful people become successful. I know it’s break for most and holidays tend to make us all feel like we can do whatever we want (and we do, whatever we want). But, 2017 is five days... read more

How to move forward from old painful thoughts

When I was a little girl and many years after that, I used to wake up with a heaviness in my chest that felt like someone took away my ability to breathe, and the only thing left was an overpowering amount of pain.  I woke up today with that same feeling. To be... read more

Heavy on the inside: What makes you feel alive?

I was in Bend Oregon a couple weeks ago, surrounded by the most beautiful mountains, breathtaking waterfalls and wonderful people, but I felt heavy.  My body felt uncomfortable, my clothes were not making me feel good, and all I kept thinking about was my... read more

GET BACK ON TRACK TODAY, RIGHT NOW.

I think it’s pretty safe to say that I’ve been here a thousand times before. You know, the place where I haven’t blogged for almost two months, but was doing it pretty damn consistently for about six. And trust me, I’d rather be doing anything... read more

The Appreciation of Normality

To be able to pick out a moment and say “this is a great moment” -not because of contrast, not distinguishing between a good moment and bad moment, but because of seeing a moment for what it is- is a really beautiful thing. I’m not talking about a... read more

I drove across the country and here’s why

Two days ago, I packed a suitcase, got into my car and drove across the country with my 100 pound dog. I know what I just wrote sounds a little crazy, and to be honest, that’s kind of it how it felt. The truth is, I’m going through some personal stuff (a... read more

The day I said goodbye to my mother

April 19th, 2001: “Oh my god mommy, this is so hard for me. Why did they have to put you through so much pain? Life is so unfair. Why did they have to take you away from me? I thought we would be together forever. I didn’t think I would be going to a... read more