A $30,000 Lesson in Self-Worth

I always had an innate sense that I was enough.  My parents raised me on a diet heavy with positive reinforcement, constant reminders that I was so smart, so beautiful and able to do whatever I set my mind to. My dad would constantly admonish, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts!” and my mom […]

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So You Want To…

Following a frustrating bout of writers block over the last few weeks, I decided I needed to go outside my normal creative process and ask those around me for help. What did they want to hear from me? What topics did they find interesting? The number of wonderful, inspiring responses I received was overwhelming, and […]

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Half Naked on the Internet

First of all, personal PSA:  If you post suggestive photos of whatever kind on your social media profile, I have zero issue with it – but more on that later. I used to be a die-hard member of the #fitfam. Copious amounts of my limited spare time was spent in the gym, and just as […]

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too much sauce.

When I was maybe 6 or 7, I ate an entire bottle of Flintstones vitamins because they tasted like candy (and I was a candy queen), and got very sick. A few years later, I ate an entire container of Tums  because they tasted like candy, and got very sick. The moral of that story? […]

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the paradoxical 10k post.

DID YOU THINK I WOULDNT THROW UP A 10K POST? Well I am… kind of. When I reached 10k last Friday it was mid-afternoon, I was trapped in my office, wistfully peering out the window at  the flawless sunny sky, wishing I could just up and leave work, be careless, be crazy, be irresponsible. As I was […]

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getting over boys 101

Had you come to me in search of an answer on how to get over a boy in prior years, I would have had one succinct response: find a new one. Find a new boy, dive head-first into a relationship that you likely are not remotely close to ready for, nor in any mental state to […]

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please pass the humili-tea.

Although Facebook can be riddled with ridiculous crap, occasionally, I find it to be a source of some pretty inspiring stuff. I was recently mindlessly scrolling my FB feed, when a post from a friend of mine caught my eye. The post was written by a woman named Amy Murray,  director of early childhood education at […]

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