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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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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
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Unapologetically Feeling Everything

I've always been someone whose emotions were very close to the surface. As a child, I can remember many times when adults around me would say things like, "This isn't happening to you, stop crying" or "It's a made-up TV show, you have no reason to be upset by this." As a young child, I learned very quickly that the world doesn't want to know that y...
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The Struggle At This Time Of Year

I've been struggling lately with a lot of things. I've been sick for what feels like the whole month of January. A cold that became bronchitis that becomes something else entirely (I'm not even sure what) at times made me feel like I wasn't going to make it past cold and flu season. All while trying to work my full-time job, be an "Adult" and build...
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You Can't Be Happy If You're Alone

This is something I've heard over and over again. The older I get the more I hear it. Friends, family even people I hardly know will make comments about how I'm single. How at 38 years old I still don't have children and I will never be happy until I have someone to share my life with. But here is the thing....... I have people to share my life wit...
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A Ride Across America For Wellness

 Today I had the pleasure of being able to interview Richie Crowley about his plans for the summer and how he is hoping to open up a conversation about what health really is and how we can all make changes in our lives that will lead to better overall health without spending $30 a day on fresh juices and joining a gym.  You can read ...
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The Struggle to Decide to Have Kids or Not.

As most of you who follow this blog know, I've had a desire to have kids for a long time. In fact, I thought I would have had them by now. However, a number of factors from spending most of my life poor, to not wanting to have kids the way my parents did (as teenagers with no real education or life set up) made me super aware of every action that c...
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The Floral Showcase

Find yourself a small place where you can go to sit and be at peace. This isn't possible every day but every once in a while I am able to pop over to the Floral Showcase in Niagara Falls (because I have a season pass) and just sit in nature and enjoy the day. I thought for today's blog post I would share some of it over the last few months with you...
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Infertility Awareness Week

If you follow this blog you know I've written in the past about my struggle to decide whether to have kids or not. What you might not know is when I was 19 I was told I would never have children naturally and the odds of me having one with medical interventions like IVF were very low. So at 19, I started to adjust myself and try to come to terms wi...
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Why Celebrating Your Birthday Is Important.

If you follow me on social media you know, I love my birthday. Some years I celebrate for weeks surrounding my birthday. I do this for a number of reasons (which I will talk about in a minute) and I think you should too.   Here's why….. Your birthday is meant to be a celebration of your life. A celebration of how much better the world is ...
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Take a Minute to be in Awe

 Do you ever stop in the middle of 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 wonderful sense of completeness? Do you look at things like Niagara Falls or The Grand Canyon with awe and wonder? I do! I find myself more and more, as I get older, s...
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Let's Talk A Little About Travel

I love to travel. I talk about it often and I am lucky to be able to say that every few months I find myself on a flight to somewhere. I get a lot of people emailing me about this because many people wonder why I enjoy it (traveling) so much when it can be such a stressful thing. After all, it's not as simple as just getting on a flight and poof yo...
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Two Years

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It's hard to believe that I started this blog two years ago. So much has changed in my life, in the world over the last two years. I could never have imagined this path that I'm now on. This blog has become so much more than just a way for me to document my personal journey of change and self-discovery. It's become a way for me to connect with peop...
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Brave ???

I was talking to a friend of mine a few weeks back about something someone had said to me. I explained to her how since coming back from my first truly SOLO trip people keeping telling me how "Brave" I am, or how much "Courage" I must have, to be able to travel by myself to a country that I've never been to before. It doesn't matter how often this ...
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Let the Podcast Begin

In October I attended an entrepreneur conference in Florida. One of the things they talked about at this conference was Podcasting. Now, I'll be the first to admit when I saw that on the agenda I didn't think it would be interesting at all. I figured "Oh some person is going to say it's a good thing and I'll make a note of it for a few years from n...
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Happy Birthday Bubba

Today is my brothers 37th birthday.  (These are not his balloons, I just can't find a picture of him with balloons)  It's not the first birthday he's had that I haven't been around for, but it's the first birthday he's had where I haven't seen him on or around his birthday for my whole life. It's actually been seven full months since I've...
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