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Yes, I spent yesterday in tears

It wasn't because I was about to turn 40 (that happened today). I'm actually excited about that. It wasn't because I was sad or hurting in any way.It was because, like most of you, I had been holding my breath for the last 4 years. Waiting for the next horrible thing that could and would likely happen. I was praying every day that it wouldn't end i...
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Birthdays in this Covid world....

This month I will be turning 40. While I would love to travel to some far off place I've never been before and explore a part of the world that is magical and full of unicorns, Covid-19 has me living in a full lockdown/ stay at home order here in Canada. How can one properly celebrate a birthday, let alone a 'big' birthday, without being able to do...
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Vulnerability

 This word scares some people.  Frankly, it scares me a little, but that's the whole reason I picked it as my word this year. I'm not big on New Year's resolutions or setting pie-in-the-sky goals for myself at the start of a year. I like to aim each year towards getting more comfortable with myself, growing in some way that I haven't befo...
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New Years

 A lot of people over the last few months have said they want 2020 to be over. Simply put, people want to turn the page into a new year and hopefully a new way of life that differs from the last 10-12 months.  I'm not sure how to feel about that because, on the one hand, I understand the sentiment. 2020 has been a year filled with chaos, ...
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What did you do for yourself today?

Has anyone ever asked you what you do for yourself today?It's not a question many people get asked or stop to think about, but it should be. We spend so much of our time focusing on other people's needs. This past year especially, we've had to focus a lot of our time and energy on the people we care about. On their health, their safety and what we ...
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Aces - What It Is and Why You Need To Know About It.

What is "Aces," and why do I think it matters? "Aces" is a study done in a joint effort by the Centre for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente in 1995. Yes, I said 1995. Even though this groundbreaking research is more than 20 years old, it is crucial for us to be aware of it because the continued research supports its findings and is expanding on...
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An Interview With R. Dawn Hutchinson

Recently on the Chasing Happiness Podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing R. Dawn Hutchinson about how she became an author and what it means to her. You can listen to the full podcast episode here (Itunes https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-happiness/id1178333959?mt=2 or Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/03cBFZOCy1CMld...
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The Three Blessings Exercise

 The three blessings exercise is about changing your mindset.  Let's not sugar coat it.  This year has been horrible in many ways; it's been stressful and hard to navigate. We've all wanted a reset button for 2020. People have wanted to get to the end of the year just to be done with it. People are looking forward to getting back to ...
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The Chasing Happiness 12 Days Of Giveaways

 It's that time of year again. The Chasing Happiness twelve days of giveaways for this holiday has season has begun. This year because of possible delays in the postal system with more of us ordering online, I've started the twelve days in mid-November so that hopefully, everyone who wins something will receive what they won before Christmas.&...
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Halloween 2020

Let's face it, Halloween this year is going to be different. In a lot of areas, kids won't be trick or treating. We won't be going door to door to get candy or having large Halloween parties. This year is different. We all know it. We've felt it for months now, and based on conversations I've had with friends and other entrepreneurs; we've all had ...
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Caffeine Free 30 Days (well sort of)

I tried to go caffeine-free for 30 days. As most of you know, in August, I started a 30 days caffeine-free experiment. I had no idea what I was getting myself into because so many things contain caffeine. I also underestimated my emotional attachment to drinks like coffee and green tea. As someone who has an education in addictions counselling, I k...
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Cancel Culture

We now live in a society where cancel culture has become such a regular part of our days that it almost seems normal. The idea that your actions (even those from years ago) can get you written off have you lose your job, lose friends, cancel your life has become the standard.However, just a few years ago, cancel culture wasn't even a thing. If you ...
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I'm Still Filled With Child-Like Wonder

Do you ever stop while doing something to take a minute to appreciate what is going on around you? Have you ever found yourself looking at a sunrise or sunset with a beautiful sense of completeness? Do you look at things like Niagara Falls or The Grand Canyon with awe and wonder?I do!I find myself stopping to appreciate those remarkable things that...
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Your Weight Is Not Equal To Your Worth

I have never been what you would call a 'normal' sized adult. My weight started to go up when I was nine and kept going up as I went through puberty. I have never been what the world calls a 'thin' adult. For my whole adult life, I've been what society has seen as overweight or obese. I've had people call me names, give me dirty looks when I get on...
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Seventy-Five Episodes Of The Podcast

 Wow, I don't even have the words. When I started podcasting in November of 2016, I didn't think it would last more than a few episodes. Honestly, back then, I thought no one would want to hear what I had to say. Like many of you, I didn't think I had a story worth telling. I saw no reason why anyone would want to hear me talk about my experie...
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Disney's Inaugural Cruise Out Of New Orleans

This week on the blog I thought I would share with you all the fun, photos, and excitement from my Disney Cruise in February.  This trip would not have been possible without the help of my friend Amanda so a HUGE thank you to her for being my roomie and helping me enjoy this trip. Also a HUGE thank you to Lou Mongello of WDW Radio for having t...
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One Hundred and Fifty Days

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Giving up Caffeine

 I've decided to give up caffeine for thirty days, mostly because I've become a little more dependant on coffee than I want to be. A little because I'm curious if all the research is correct and my caffeine intake is contributing to a lower quality of sleep and leading to headaches.  I never liked coffee. It was not something that was a p...
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Guest — Kelly
I gave up caffeine July 15th - great minds! I could easily drink a whole pot of coffee and had the same suspicions of its affect ... Read More
Sunday, 09 August 2020 21:23
Guest — Crystal
Kelly, I'm sorry to hear you had a withdrawal migraine. I'm only a week in and my sleep has definitely improved. Decaf is a great ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 10:33
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Friends

Yesterday was the International Day of Friendship. Of course, this got me thinking about my friends. How those friends have changed (in some cases) over the years, and why those changes happened. The truth is we all have friends. It doesn't matter if you are someone with two close friends or 20, we all have someone in our lives who we count on to a...
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My Cruise From February

As most of you know the first week in February before we knew much about Covid-19 or had any form of shelter in place orders I took a Disney Cruise out of New Orleans (side note: I always wear a mask when I fly, have for years, at the time it was not a COVID precaution). I was able to book this trip in 2019 with a friend and had a wo...
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