Monday Musings 3.12.18

So, I was lying in bed one night last week, overwhelmed with thoughts and ideas…and would like to try something new here. A new series, so to speak. A space for me share some things on my mind (aka rambles), answer questions that people email me, or maybe even present some questions to YOU –…

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The Gift of Time

I told myself that I wasn’t going to write about this publicly…That I wasn’t going to spill a bunch of emotions again because my last two posts were rather long and personal (and somewhat heavy). But as the days went by and I found myself struggling to write up simple recipe posts, I realized that…

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A Year in Gratitude (part II)

Hello, friends! And Happy New Year! This post is a continuation from my previous one…although, it’s not entirely necessary to read that one to know what’s going on here. But if you did read the last post, you know that gratitude was the key word from 2017 and that there were a few important factors…

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A Year in Gratitude (part I)

I dedicate this post to my soul sister “weirdo” – may we always live a life filled with gratitude and find joy in the simple things. Thank you for waking me up, Karina. xo I’m also dedicating this post to Tonya – you taught me about the beauty of unlikely friendships and to have faith.…

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You are Enough

You are enough. Three simple, yet powerful words. Three words that need to be used more than they are. By me. And by YOU. You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Apologize for mistakes.…

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Celebration of Life: Remembering Eden

  Sometimes, someone crosses your path and changes everything around you. The way you view yourself, how you see the world, your attitude and priorities. Eden was that someone for me and I know for a fact that she impacted anyone and everyone she encountered. ❤ When Eden’s husband, Colin, emailed me to break the…

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Unplug to Reconnect

I have been unplugged from social media for over a week now. One full week. It was never my intention, but after two getaways with my family where I didn’t use my phone for anything other than texting, I came to a sad realization. We, as a society (myself included), spend far too much time…

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Love, Strength and Learning

On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, “Life will never be the same.” Because there had never been anyone like you… ever in the world. {{On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman}} These last few…

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YOU are Beautiful

I am 5’4″ and 120lbs. I’ve been called fat, big-boned and thick…and during my unhealthy, sick years, I was called all the opposite – a walking skeleton, a rail, skin and bones. Why am I telling you this? All of those words did damage to my body image. Our society’s concept, or definition of what’s…

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A Voice Unheard

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since becoming a mom, it’s that no two kids are alike. Every kid grows at different rates, hits milestones at different times, and one single approach doesn’t work for everyone. It frustrates me to no end when we go to the pediatrician appointment and we hear how she rates among other…

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