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Developing Happiness Habits

One of the things that’s contributing to my stress lately is a complete and total lack of routine. Ironically, I took this trip in part to get away from some routines, but not because I think all routine is bad. … Continue reading

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Worst-Case Scenario: a Trick for Overcoming Fear

I’ve done a lot of things in my life that could be considered scary. Long before I ever moved into an RV, I moved my family hundreds of miles away from our home and our support system. Many of our … Continue reading

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Say It Out Loud, Write It Down

As a writer, you’d think I would inherently appreciate the power of words. You’d think. And yet, I have a long history of using words carelessly when I’m speaking in anger. I tend to lazily choose profanity over more descriptive … Continue reading

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Accepting MY Normal

One of the worst things about depression is the feeling that you’re not normal. You can’t do as much as everyone else, and you don’t understand why.  You get tired.  You can’t focus.  You’re easily overwhelmed.  You beat yourself up … Continue reading

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Today, Tomorrow and The Next Day

Today:   It’s been 41 days since Jared and I quit smoking with the help of Chantix.  I had to give up the “little blue magic pills”, as Jared calls them, after about a week of not smoking because I … Continue reading

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If my butt ever looks good in these jeans, I’ll have the Internet to thank

The last thing I expected to find on the Internet was motivation to get off my ass. To push harder. To be healthier. To care about what I’m eating and what I’m not and how many calories I’m dumping into … Continue reading

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The Week Of Meh

I completed the second week of my 12 week Body-For-Life challenge. Meh. I didn’t feel the same jubilant sense of accomplishment I felt after finishing my first week.  I was proud that I managed to hop right back into routine … Continue reading

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My last week as a turd. Hopefully.

My friend Courtney, who is easily one of the most naturally gorgeous people I know, has talked me into potentially making an ass of myself. Again. You see, Courtney has a baby who is almost a year old now, and … Continue reading

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My pilates instructor has a bigger ass than me.

I think it should be a rule that your exercise instructor should look better than you. I mean, I don’t care if she doesn’t have great hair or a pretty face – I’m not completely shallow.  But it seems to … Continue reading

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