31 1/2, A Turning Point

The past few days I’ve felt a change of season both literally and figuratively. Right now in the Chicago area all blossoms have full out bloomed, the air feels softer, and the sun feels bright, cheerful, and warm on my skin. I feel spring, literally all around us and it is glorious. In the figurative […]

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217 Things to Do in 2017

Since 2016 has become somewhat famous for being a bad year, I think we need to rock 2017. So here are ideas of things you can do to make sure 2017 is the most positive year ever! 217 Things to Do in 2017: Grow fruit and veggies Start a blog Create a signature drink or […]

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New Years Resolution Ideas

Any day is a great day to start a resolution, but particularly New Years Day!Β  25 New Years Resolution Ideas: Drink at least 8 cups of water a day Take the stairs Park in the furthest parking spot Eat protein at every meal Eat veggies and/or fruit at every meal Let go of grudges Get […]

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My 2017 New Years Resolution

Happy (ALMOST) 2017!! Considering 2016 hasn’t been everyone’s favorite year, I thought it’d be the perfect time to look ahead and shareΒ MY resolutions with you. There are plenty of quotes out there like “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you” or “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” And so […]

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(My) Eating Disorder History

It all started when I got the stomach flu. It was the summer before 7th grade and I got the stomach flu. When I got over it my family went on vacation, and I had zero appetite fearing getting sick again. When we got back from vacation and I weighed myself I saw that I […]

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Operation Christmas Child

Almost 6 months ago someone suggested I start attending a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. After I learned about it, I was head over heals with it. So much so, I even started a MOPS group at my church. It might be small, but it’s mighty! πŸ˜‰ Since I started it, I have come across […]

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Book Review: Elena Vanishing

Typically I like suggesting books that are mainly warm fuzzies and good vibes, but today I have a book I wanted to share because it is an important one to recognize. “Elena Vanishing” is a memoir about Elena but uniquely written by her mother Clare. Depending on how much of a reader you are that […]

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September Gratitude

September has been quite a month! It started off in a whirlwind of flying out to New York for my sisters wedding at a beautiful vineyard on Long Island.Β The wedding was so beautiful and I am so happy for my sister and brother-in-law! The following week was my 31st birthday where I celebrated with my […]

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Find Your Om-Pain

It’s funny that when we discover our own pain we typically go all “ostrich” by burying our head in the sand and ignore or avoid the pain at all costs, but for whatever reason when the media or others point out “our pain” we listen Β and get a sense of urgency to fix it by […]

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Find Your OM Lunchtime

Monday was a bit rough for me, and by the time it was my lunch break at work, I busted out the front doors with my lunch and tried relaxing. It seemed like a desperate and feeble attempt. I was sitting at a picnic table in a garden area on a perfect fall day (sunny […]

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