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20 Years to Heal

Next month, May, is dedicated to Mental Health Awareness.  Prince Harry gave an interview recently in which he spoke of how he is just now dealing with grief over the death of his mom, Princess Diana, in 1997, and has encouraged others to speak up and seek help when needed.  I’d like to share with you my… Continue reading 20 Years to Heal

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My Advice to My 30-Year Old Self

My younger brother turns 30 tomorrow.  It’s so weird to think about…wow.  We used to play this game when he was really little – there’s nine years between us – where I would say, “When you’re 16, I’ll be 25!” ” When you’re 21, I’ll be 30!” “When you’re 30, I’ll be 39!”  Gosh, did… Continue reading My Advice to My 30-Year Old Self

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My 3,224 Week Plan

Have you ever started a workout plan that’s like, “Two Weeks to Vacation!”  (Oh wait, that’s me right now, ha.)  So many fitness plans try to sell us on similar ideas: 6 Weeks to Ripped Abs, 12 Weeks to Total Body Toning.  You know what I mean; we’ve all seen the magazines. Let’s say I… Continue reading My 3,224 Week Plan

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Vulnerability

“Dr. Brene Brown studies human connection – our ability to empathize, belong, and love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.” Watch her thought-provoking, 20-minute presentation… Continue reading Vulnerability

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Good Advice

I was rushing around the other day, trying to get things done, when I stopped in my tracks, realizing I was doing the exact thing that I caution others not do do: rush through the day without pausing to enjoy it!  Gosh, I thought, I seriously need to take some of my own advice.  Then,… Continue reading Good Advice

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Touch for a High-Tech World

I recently read this article in one of my massage publications and wanted to share it here on my blog.  Human connection is something we all need and deserve to have in this life.  It’s the reason we’re here, to connect with each other.  American culture sees touch as taboo, while others literally embrace each… Continue reading Touch for a High-Tech World

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Fitness – A Journey, Not a Destination

Ever since I was a teenager I enjoyed consciously moving my body, whether dancing, or following a workout video (yes, on VHS), or running outside, or making up my own workouts.  I thought it was fun.  After high school, I continued playing volleyball in various intramural groups.  I couldn’t wait to get to my next… Continue reading Fitness – A Journey, Not a Destination