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Turning the BIG 40!

Leading up to my fortieth birthday, I wasn’t sure how to feel. While I do believe age is just a number, the idea of moving into another decade of my life was making me reflect on who I am and what I’ve learned in the last 40 years. I think we all want the same thing in life. To feel …

Hawaii Trip Jitters

I straight up feel sick to my stomach. I am in the back of an uber en route to lax. I am meeting my Dad there to fly to Hawaii for our much over due father daughter trip. I am terrified. I love my father, but he is a complicated man with a disposition that has always had me walking …

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Finding the Balance

I haven’t written much lately. There are so many reasons why. The biggest reason was the desire to go inward for awhile. Since I have been back in the states I am more aware of the craziness going on in the world. The things I see online and social media disturb me. My heart is very sensitive. I have to …

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Political Social Media Wars

The past week has been an eye opener for me. I never before realized how passionate my friends are regarding their political views. I see people I have known since childhood fighting with each other on Facebook and it saddens me. While I have my own opinions about US politics, I refuse to engage in the social media battles that fill …

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When music speaks to you…

There is always some song in my life that is speaking to me, soothing me, or inspiring me. Lately, that song has been “Rise Up” by Audra Day. And while this song isn’t brand new, it is for me. I spent so much of the last two years traveling and during those travels I didn’t listen to new music. I …

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Thoughts on New Years Resolutions

As a writer, I am constantly putting my thoughts, desires, and dreams on paper. I guess you can say making resolutions is something I do weekly if not daily. I like to visualize what I want and write it down. The little girl in the video sums up my feelings about resolutions perfectly. This is a practice we can do …

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Creating a Morning Ritual

Mornings are usually my favorite time of the day. Over the years, I have created morning rituals to get the most out of my morning and set me up for a great day. Since everyone is different, I think it is important to personalize your morning ritual to fit your lifestyle. However, I thought I would share my morning rituals …

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Dear 2016, Thank you!

2016 was a long, winding road for me. There were so many highs and few lows for good measure. The past year was one of learning and growing for me. I started the year in India singing to a sea of smiling people. In that moment, I knew I was were I was supposed to be doing exactly what I …

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The Wonder of Being Alone

A friend of mine posted this on his Instagram page. It was one of those quotes that spoke directly to my soul. I love people and enjoy social interaction so much. However, I love being alone just as much. Being alone is the time I regenerate. It is the way I heal myself. People laugh when I tell them I …

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Jamaica Blues and the Christmas Flu

Don’t let the cute photos fool you, my trip to the Caribbean was anything but smooth. The waters were rough literally. I went on the trip to celebrate my mom’s birthday with her, my step dad and her friends. The first day at sea, I began my morning at ship’s impressive gym with good workout followed by a nice long …