How to be Your Own Big Sister

"She's touching me!""She's playing with MY princess ring!""She won't give it back!""You can't come to my sleepover birthday party!!"Slap.  Pinch.  Scream.  Cry."Aunt Char.. Aunt Char!!  She's STILL touching me!"...more

Positive Affirmations

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Positive Affirmations - I am fit

  I was blown away with the amount of feedback all of you left on Saturday's positive affirmations project post....more

What Is Real self Love?

Last night I was working on my new "Self Love Academy" class. The speaker was Karlyn Percil. At one point in the video she talked about real self-love. She discussed expressing self-love by going to get your nails done. She spoke about how easy it can be to fall into just doing nice things for yourself and calling it self-love. Sure those things matter but they are not all self-love is....more

Love Thyself

No matter how hard one may try, it’s nearly impossible to ignore the absurdity of the Hallmark holiday that is Valentine’s Day.  I tried to find some deeper meaning behind February the 14th on Wikipedia, but alas, there is not much to it.  Love it or hate it, it’s not going anywhere, and the media and retail outlets are going to do their best to shove it down our throats.There’s nothing wrong with expressing our love to those we care about, but Valentine’s Day can really make you feel bad about yourself if you don’t have the right attitude about it.  First off, we don’t all need to be involved in relationships, and if we are, we shouldn’t be made to feel like we’re not loved enough if our significant other didn’t buy us ten pounds of chocolate, 20 carats worth of diamonds, a castle and a unicorn. As if the commercials and shopping malls weren’t bad enough, there’s always those people we know on social media who post a million pictures of the fancy dinner and giant teddy bear, and dozen roses that Mr. or Mrs. Right gave them, while they wax poetic about how perfect he/she is.  Honestly, good for them. It’s nice to see other people happy (if that’s the case, and not just a front for social media sake), but we don’t need to feel like less than a person if we’re not in the same boat.  So DON’T....more

Snap Out Of It!

Who has the power to take away your "happy"? Anyone? Is it a power given away during a moment of weakness and then so hard to take back? Does it have to be? Is there anyone in your life who has that ability, that power over you, that they can completely revert you to childlike self defense? I didn't think anyone could take my happy away. But I lost it somewhere in Germany....more

The Beginning to an End!

About 12 years ago I was told I have a degenerative disease which lurked in the discs of my vertebrae. In one ear and out the other. I was young, strong, and perfectly fine. As I went about my "make everyone happy" mode of life, I never really cared too much about taking care of the most important person in my life...me. This is an extremely hard concept for mothers. We tend to make sure everyone else in the family has their needs met, down to the family pets....more
Can't wait to read more! How fortunate you are to have such a life style change, most people ...more

How I Learned to Love the Way I Look

While I have always been pretty comfortable with who I was, I was not always comfortable with how I looked. Like many teenagers, I did not exit the awkward years of adolescence unscathed. While I always thought I had a pretty face (I have my mother to thank for that) I hated pretty much everything else about my body. My breast never grew like those of my friends; all I was gifted with was thighs that looked like small tree trunks (to me anyway). ...more
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10 rules for weight obsession loss

That’s it. I’ve had enough of intelligent, beautiful, masterful women and men getting duped by the diet industry.People who would normally make very rational decisions, making the most outrageously illogical choices when it comes to their body and health, all in the name of weight loss. Sound familiar?...more