New Moms & Poker — An Oddly Perfect Match

New Moms & Poker — An Oddly Perfect Match

Can playing poker actually help new moms? Maybe! Having a new baby means even less time to yourself & for yourself. How do you wind down?

Choosing to Be Happy

Choosing to Be Happy

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Choose to be happy? Can you choose happiness? Yes, you can focus on happiness instead of dwelling on the hard times or negative things in your life.

How to Stop Passing Our Emotional Trauma on to Our Children

How to Stop Passing Our Emotional Trauma on to Our Children

Let’s face it, we all have baggage. The crap that we carry around with us from one experience to the next. Old wounds, hurts, emotional trauma, pain, loss, resentment, fears… it all follows us. Most of us. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not we are probably putting some of that on our children.

How Small Changes Can Create Lasting Results

How Small Changes Can Create Lasting Results

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How can making small changes help you reach your goals? Well too often…

Focus On Wellness Not Weight Loss

Focus On Wellness Not Weight Loss

At the beginning of the year I decided that I wanted to focus on wellness instead of just weight loss. I knew that I wanted to lose another 30 pounds BUT that wasn’t the only thing that I needed to make me feel good…

Making Bad Decisions Out of Desperation

Making Bad Decisions Out of Desperation

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I read an article the other day about a young woman who was arrested and charged with child endangerment. Sadly, there are often stories like this but this one really caught my attention. Shaina Bell, a 24 year old mother of three was arrested in Ohio after leaving her children alone in a motel room. She left them alone while she went to work at her job a Little Caesars. She wasn’t out partying or hanging out with friends. She was working.

Be The Hero Of Your Own Story

Be The Hero Of Your Own Story

It seems as though there is a stereotype that has prevailed over the years that if you are single on Valentines Day you should be sad. Or depressed. Simply because you don’t have someone to buy you flowers or candy. But we DO have someone who can buy us flowers and candy. We can buy them our damn selves.

True Colors & Red Flags – Why It is Important Not To Ignore Them

True Colors & Red Flags – Why It is Important Not To Ignore Them

If someone shows you their true colors, don’t try to repaint them. This statement really hits home for me. I realized years ago, after my last relationship, that I am a fixer. I think about people in terms of who they could be. Completely ignoring who they really are a lot of times. Looking past the red flags to only try to see the good things. I try to repaint them. Seeing the potential while ignoring the bad things about them.

How To Get Our Of Your Own Way

How To Get Our Of Your Own Way

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Stopping Self Sabotage So You Can Meet Your Goals Self sabotage – you…

Can Your Life Change If You Change Your Thoughts?

Can Your Life Change If You Change Your Thoughts?

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How often have to told yourself that things are always going to be hard? Do you talk yourself out of things because ‘that could never happen’. Have you given up on yourself before you even started something? Are you stuck in a pattern of negativity?

What Does It Take To Be a Good Mom?

What Does It Take To Be a Good Mom?

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Recent changes have made me question whether I was a good mom. Remembering how important it is to do things for ourselves, for us to be ok, makes us good moms.

Breast Cancer Journey Part 2 – My Double Mastectomy

Breast Cancer Journey Part 2 – My Double Mastectomy

If you have been following my blog and podcast you know that in November of 2019 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After various appointments and tests my doctor told me that she recommended I get a mastectomy. This post and podcast episode is all about my experience with my double mastectomy.

Overcoming Overwhelm: Brain Dump and Prioritize

Overcoming Overwhelm: Brain Dump and Prioritize

In the last podcast episode we talked about how you can use your breathing to help calm yourself when you feel overwhelmed. Being able to take just a moment to breath can bring you back to a calmer state where you are able to function again. Ok, that’s great but how do we keep ourselves from ever getting to that overwhelmed state to begin with? This is what we are covering in this episode. How can you prioritize your life in a way that helps you be less stressed and more productive?

Overwhelmed? – This Quick Trick Can Help

Overwhelmed? – This Quick Trick Can Help

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There are any number of things that can cause a mother to become overwhelmed. For a single mother there are even more! In this weeks podcast we cover the state of overwhelm and an easy way to help you get past it.

Racism & White Privilege

Racism & White Privilege

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After yet another unarmed black man was killed by a police officer – blatantly murdered for all the world to see – our country is in crisis. Though if we are being honest, it has been in crisis for a long time. The racism so deeply embedded into our culture has started to slither its way back out from under the rocks it hid under. Though, now I know for many it wasn’t hidden. It was never hidden.

6 Easy Ways to Use More Healthy Green Vegetables in Your Cooking

6 Easy Ways to Use More Healthy Green Vegetables in Your Cooking

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You know you should eat more green vegetables, but you may be tired of adding them to a salad each day. However, there are other options to use these healthy veggies while you cook or bake.