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Letting Go

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“Everybody’s got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there.” – Tony Robbins

What are you holding on to this very minute? Every year we accumulate more “junk” and hang on to it (almost for dear life).  It’s like the brand new dress with the tags still on it from three seasons ago that you keep cluttered in your closet because you swear one day you will wear it (but NEVER do). The common behavior of hoarding doesn’t just apply to material things, but also relates to experiences associated with pain, anger, resentment – even just those little things that make us feel comfortable, but we know deep down are not good for us.

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“Dear Santa…”

imagination3Christmas may be behind us, but there is something I want to reflect on that may make you think. Some of you may have heard the story about how my granddaughter thought I was one of Santa’s Elves for many of her younger years. Her mother had told her the story because she, like me, enjoyed the magic of Christmas when she was a little girl and wanted to carry on the tradition.

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The Gift of Giving

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How many of you set your alarm clock for some ungodly hour, or stood in line all night for Black Friday this year? It has become a true spectacle kicking off holiday shopping – whether people want to get a head start picking out gifts for loved ones, or just want to find a highly-discounted gift for themselves (you know who you are!). For more than who would like to admit, the holidays have become synonymous with wish lists and presents. That’s why I felt it was especially important to sit down at my computer and write about the importance of remembering the true spirit of the holiday season. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Sex

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I saw a funny commercial during the Super Bowl last year that touched on the all-too-famous question parents often get: “Where do babies come from?” Continue reading

Join the Revolution

Blog Image (No Border)I heard a news story this morning about “Momorexia,” a condition that has emerged partly due to the media sensationalizing how fast celebrity moms lose weight after the birth of their babies. This coupled with unrealistic post-baby airbrushing of photos in the media directly affects the self-esteem of new mothers everywhere. Women are often forced to think about “how fast they can lose the baby weight,” instead of enjoying the first couple months of bonding with their newborn (that they will never get back!). Similarly, the tabloids often target female role models for being “fat” as they begin to put on natural baby weight during their pregnancy. Just on Good Morning America the other day, they did a segment on one mom who caused a stir when she posted a “Selfie” just four days after giving birth.

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