Nov 25

9 Quick Tips To Experience More Thankfulness

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. It’s an opportunity to come together with our loved ones and family to give thanks for the year. It can also be an overwhelming time for many – cooking, baking, cleaning, decorating, shopping, parties, being social. And let’s not forget: All. The. Food. We can easily lose track of …

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Nov 18

Recovery Goes Beyond Just Staying Clean

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Whether you’re in recovery or not, let’s be honest, we’re all recovering from something: the loss of someone or something; a way of life that is no more. To fill the voids of life, we are always on an incessant quest for more, more, more along with our need for immediate gratification in a world …

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Nov 11

11 Things To Know About 11:11

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You always hear people say: “It’s 11:11, make a wish.” It’s supposed to be a good luck omen, but I believe 1111 goes beyond good luck. This number sequence started showing up in my life about two years ago right before some new beginnings were brewing and soon surfaced. I started seeing it on clocks, …

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Nov 04

Learning To Go With The Flow

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If you follow me on Instagram, you know I was just on an adventure on the West Coast with my dearest girlfriends. I used to be the type of person who planned out every detail of a trip like this. I’d have dinners, shows, DJ’s and sights to see, scoped out well in advance. I …

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Oct 28

You Cannot Invest Your Soul In A Compromise

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I recently wrote about the importance of knowing what we want in life and being mindful of what we compromise on as well as what our non-negotiables are. The other part of that lesson I’ve learned is that you cannot invest your soul in a compromise. If your life, lifestyle or life choices are not …

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Oct 21

What’s In Your Hyphen?

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I saw and posted a quote not too long ago that really got me thinking. It said: “If you truly want to know what a person’s goals and dreams are, ask them what they do on a Sunday afternoon.” – Meredith Marple I used to spend my Sunday afternoons in misery for how I spent …

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Oct 14

Happiness Comes From Within

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I used to chase a lot of things – buzzes, people, places – back in my hay days of partying. I was looking for happiness, connection and fulfillment in all the wrong places. Sometimes I would run so fast and so hard that I would even forget what day it was. I lived for the …

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Oct 07

Why Knowing What You Want In Life Is Crucial

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Knowing what you want in life is the first step towards reaching what happiness looks like to you. It’s crucial to take time to sit with ourselves and get clear on our wants and needs. When we learn to say “yes” when we mean yes and “no” when we mean no based on our needs, …

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Sep 30

Just For Today

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As many of you know, I recently celebrated seven years of sobriety and while it was a time of honoring my commitment, it was also, ironically, a time of questioning it as well. I found myself wondering if I wanted to be sober “forever.” It was a time of serious contemplation and reflection for me, …

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Sep 23

The Art of Being Consistent To Consistency

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Let’s be honest, there are many weeks where I don’t feel like writing because I’m not motivated or inspired. There are many days where I don’t feel like hitting my yoga mat or going for a run. There are times when I don’t feel like eating healthy and I just want to stuff my face with …

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