In the Middle of Quarantine

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It’s been three and half weeks and I certainly feel like I’m in the middle of Quarantine. At first to be honest the working from home, with no commute, felt like a nice break. As the primary errand runner in my immediate family my tasks outside the home mostly disappeared. I was home, I was doing my part for the greater good, and with no disrespect to the seriousness of this situation, I was given the gift of slowing down. … Read More

Love after 40

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When I was a young girl I believed that all girls grow up, meet their partner and get married; like Barbie and Ken. I never gave any thought to the who, when or how this would occur, and I certainly never thought I would be looking for love after 40. I had a wonderful life in my 20s and 30s. I was focused on my family of origin and their milestones. My sisters both got married and then they started … Read More

Step out of the comfort zone

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We are all told to do it. Step out of the comfort zone. Okay, I understand this on an intellectual level. Its about growing and learning. However, when your anxiety rushes at the very thought of stretching one single hair out of the zone you so lovingly call comfortable, how do you actually force your frozen mind to move? I am not a thrill seeker or someone who has a need for the spotlight. I am however, someone who has … Read More

The emotional pain of personal growth

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Have you ever experienced the emotional pain of personal growth? I am in the thick of it as I near the last stretch in my Last 90 Days Challenge. This is not a byproduct I expected from this challenge. Perhaps that was naive of me. At the start of the challenge, I planned for the physical aspects. My list of preparation included; adjusting to getting up early, identifying a daily workout, and using an app to remind me to drink … Read More

Creating Habits to Create a Lifestyle

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– Hollis Co, #Last90Days Challenge Today is my 21st day in the #Last90Days Challenge and this third week has felt like I’ve switched on auto pilot. Get up early, workout 30 mins, practice gratitude, drink water and give up a food category. Has it been hard? Surprisingly not that hard. Have I messed up? Strangely no. Do I believe that this is sustainable? Ah, interesting question. I think the key to that answer lies in the shift to being intentional. … Read More

A few of my favorite things

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Song: My Favorite Things Julie Andrews Raindrops on rosesAnd whiskers on kittensBright copper kettles and warm woolen mittensBrown paper packages tied up with stringsThese are a few of my favorite things …(Source: LyricFind) The Sound of Music is certainly in my list of a few of my favorite things. In fact it, along with the Wizard of Oz, is a favorite movie. The characters are sweet and charming. The music is catchy and heart warming and one of the top songs, … Read More

Welcome to the Spectacular Middle.

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My earliest memory was at the age of five. We moved into a new house and my sisters and I got a brand new room, with bunk beds! It was the 70’s and our room was olive green with white and green curtains handmade by our mom. I can so clearly see those curtains, the wood frame bunk beds on the right hand side of the room and the one single bed on the left. This room would be where … Read More