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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Sep 16

Be An Eagle

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I recently went to a singing bowl meditation. Singing bowls are amazing instruments that make beautiful harmonic sounds similar to the sound a wine glass makes when you run your finger around the rim fast enough. This type of meditation was extremely powerful and fascinating to me. While I was a bit apprehensive that it …

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Sep 09

How To Deal With The End Of Summer Shift

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The end of summer is upon us. With the end of this season comes a shift. Not only do we transition from the days of summer to the days of fall, but our inner workings also tend to shift along with the seasons. We recommit to goals and set end-of-year goals. We begin to look …

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Sep 02

6 Ways To Stay Committed To Your Dreams

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In the pursuit of dream chasing, we always start out giving it 100%. We are fully committed. We create habits that allow us to further our goals. We make plans and timelines. We tell people about our vision and grand plans. We are feverishly committed and dedicated to seeing it through. We are ready to …

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Aug 26

11 Lessons The Storms Of Life Teach Us

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I watched an insanely intense and incredible sunset last night. It was absolutely breathtaking. The sun was setting as a crazy Florida storm was viciously rolling out to sea from the shore. The clouds were dark and they were fierce. I’ve been in the eye of a storm in my own life, which I have …

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Aug 19

Celebrating Sobriety

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This week I celebrated seven years of sobriety from alcohol and cocaine. On 8/17/2008 something shifted in me and I decided I didn’t want to live that way anymore. And that was it – by the grace of God, sobriety became my new normal. All I can say is that if you want something for yourself, …

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Aug 12

Pressing The Pause Button

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My plan was to put out some epic post this week in honor of my soberversary on Monday. As I sat in a bubble bath tonight, I contemplated not writing at all or doing it tomorrow or this weekend. But then I decided to just be real with you. The only epic I’m feeling lately …

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Aug 05

How To Get Started With Sobriety

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Understanding how to get started with sobriety takes geniune perspective along with willingness to begin. It also requires brutal honesty with oneself and support from our loved ones to allow the process to happen naturally and organically. We cannot teach someone something they are not ready to learn. We cannot experience it for them. People must …

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Jul 29

Your Tribe Affects Your Vibe

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I was recently tagged in a video dancing at a pool party and while it was all in good, sober fun for me, it was brought to my attention by several people that it didn’t seem too fitting for the lifestyle I write and speak about. I’m all about demonstrating that you can still have …

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