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  • February 28, 2021
    Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your ears. ~Laird Hamilton 
    Week 9: self love
    Theme: Love
    Kindness to thy self, what a curious thought
    I decided to embark on a mindfulness adventure, to pay attention to the critical thoughts that bubble up in a day. Those little disappointments that are cataloged as negative when I feel like something needs improvement; whether it is my running,...

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  • February 21, 2021
     
    Some things in life cannot be fixed, they can only be carried. ~ Megan Devine 
    Week 8: Remembering Ryan
    Theme: Love
     In the quiet
    It is always difficult to wrap my head around the anniversary of Ryan’s death. It is not a day you celebrate, but instead one that magnifies the passing of time without him. Twenty-eight years have drifted by like a haze, especially when compared to the 5 years...

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  • February 14, 2021
    "True friendship resists time, distance and silence" 
    Week 7 - Girlfriends
    Theme: Love
    What would we do without girlfriends?
    Girlfriends
    Our lives are greatly influenced by our community of friends. There to lift us when we are down, these individuals provide the light to help guide us on our journey. From the high school friendships that withstand the test of time, to the connections we form...

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  • February 7, 2021
    "leave footprints of love and kindness wherever you go" 
    The seasons of life: Week 6
    Theme: Love
    28 days
    There are only twenty-eight days in February, with an opportunity to zero our focus on love. Uncover the good, by sharing kindness. For the next 28 days I intend to document the following:
    Today I love...
    February 01 - Something oldFebruary 02 - Someone I spend time withFebruary 03 - Something I...

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  • January 31, 2021
    "Ah, kindness. What a simple way to tell another struggling soul that there is love to be found in this world.
    Theme: Love, life and learning
    Week: 5
    Throughout my life I have examined my place in this world, seeking a purpose that explains who I am and what path to follow. The pandemic dropped me into a phase of questioning, A deeper dive into who I am. Does my behavior derive from the order...

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  • January 24, 2021
    "Extremes are easy, find balance" 
    Week 4
    Theme: Balance
    The inevitable degree of change in our lives is endless, even when we think we have control; we learn what little power we have, and that can foster further trepidation of the unknown. However, when the fear that is hinged with change is removed, we can begin to appreciate change as one of God's greatest gifts. 
    The genius of change will...

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  • January 17, 2021
    Balance isn't fitting everything in. It's starting with what's important and letting the rest fall as it will ~Erica Layne
    Theme: Balance
    Week: 3
    During this season of quarantine, I finally recognized the difference between having goals and having time. Over the years there have been many goals I could never quite master, and I often justified not reaching them because of a lack of time. But...

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  • January 10, 2021
    Balance is the key to everything. What we do, think, say, eat, feel, they all require awareness and through this awareness we can grow. ~Koi Fresco
    Theme: Balance
    Week: 2
    In the early part of 2020 I started doing yoga and could not believe how much better my body felt. Before I started practicing, I could not remember a time when my right hip did not hurt. Once I decided to try yoga more consistently,...

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  • January 3, 2021
     "Balance means doing enough, not doing it all"
    Theme: Balance
    Week: 1
    During these frigid winter months, the last thing I want to do is head outdoors and run, the bitter cold, too many layers and a chill before you even walk outside are enough to say nope, not today. But somehow, I keep doing it. And with that, I began to notice how the power of my thoughts could help or hinder any plans.
    Our...

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  • January 1, 2021
    A new year and a new list of things to do. What is it about the turn of the calendar that sparks such a flurry of new beginnings? Goals and promises often broken before the months end as we fall back to our old habits.
    But with these goals, these dreams we reach out for, I have discovered change and it doesn't have to begin on the 1st of a month, year or of the week, I quit smoking January 7, 2003....

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