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  • December 8, 2019
    You can always give something, even if it's only kindness. 
    Being Me: Week 50 - Sometimes giving back can actually save you
    December theme: Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of hope 
    It's funny how I stumbled upon kindness to save me, how it grew into a season of hope instead of a spell of despair. For so long grief held me hostage, echoes of living...

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  • December 7, 2019
    There are only a handful of pictures of Ryan, five years of memories frozen in time of a little boy who we never saw grow to be the young man of 32 today. These photos stir up moments of the past with a smile and a tear, as I reminisce the life we once shared. 
    Pain has a way of blurring the present, making us forget the simple details of a wonderful life. And even though loss is random, I could...

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  • December 1, 2019
    "When you learn, teach, when you get, give." ~Maya Angelou 
    Being Me: Week 49 Be the reason someone smiles today
    December theme: Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, & most underrated agent of hope
    We all know it's better to give than receive, and since losing Ryan I have learned first hand how powerful giving can be. Like the many lessons we master through each season...

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  • November 24, 2019
    Interrupt anxiety with gratitude 
    Being Me: Week 48
    November theme: Interrupt anxiety with gratitude
    Interrupt anxiety with gratitude is a saying I have been seeing quite often lately. It is a method to help calm anxiety, with small lessons to remind us that whatever the future holds for us, we have the means, family, support, and courage to make it through. 
    We can allow our thoughts to be...

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  • November 23, 2019
    "In history as in human life, regret does not bring back a lost moment and a thousand years will not recover something lost in a single hour." 
    For over 25 years I have shared stories of Ryan. Stories of heartbreak and sadness, sweet moments and memories and the treasure of pictures where I reminisce in the joy of his smile. But the one story I have never told, the one that has been locked down...

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  • November 17, 2019
    Gratitude turns what we have into enough 
    Being Me Week 47: Be grateful when things are going your way. Be graceful when they are not
    November theme: Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
    Gratitude is not about just being grateful for things when they are going your way, but also and probably more importantly, to see the good when things are not going as you had hoped.
    Being...

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  • November 10, 2019
    "You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you." 
    Being Me:  Week 46 What consumes your mind, controls your life
    November theme: Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
    I always regret the time I wasted worrying over something in the future, the way my mind plans how things will unfold, causing a worry I cannot control. A few words...

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  • November 3, 2019
    Gratitude helps us see what is there instead of what isn't 
    Being Me: Week 45 (Count your rainbows not your thunderstorms)
    November theme: Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
    Why is it so hard for most of us to view our lives with the glass half full instead of half empty? Is it our past circumstances that dictate our future thoughts, or are we prone to being negative positive...

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  • October 27, 2019
     
    "I'd rather regret the risks that didn't work out than the chances I didn't take at all." ~ Simone Biles 
    Being Me:  Week 44 - In the end we only regret the chance we did not take
    October theme: We can't become what we want by remaining what we are
     There will always be things in life we regret. Chances we did not take, time we did not spend. But the biggest lesson of regret is the insight...

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  • October 20, 2019
    Your body hears everything your mind says 
    Being Me: Week 43 - Healthier is not just what your eating, but also what you think and say
    October theme: We can't become what we want by remaining what we are
    A negative mind does not only change our attitude, it also affects our mind. According to research, negative attitudes and feelings of helplessness and hopelessness can create chronic stress,...

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