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Pieces of me

Inspiration for those who warrior on

Summer’s coming to an end, and I have a summer time story for you. It has a spiritual lesson in kindness, gratitude, and our interconnectivity, but there’s more to this story than that. I hope you will indulge me as I tackle a new topic today. The story starts as just another fishing story from …

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I started putting my needs first last year with giving myself my 30 minutes at the gym. This whole blog is about how doing so has pulled me out of depression and given me a life back.

Just 2 days until June and #30daysofGrowth. I felt the need to share something before we get started. I don’t really like that the meme has “happiness” as the goal of the 30 habits. That’s why I’ve dubbed this month #30daysofGrowth not happiness. As I explained, the list is not mine and just came up …

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June and summer are approaching! What better time to introduce something new to the blog? #30daysofGrowth In June, I’m going to add content every day, and each post will be about a habit to increase happiness! This past weekend, the children were away, and I got to spend a blissful Sunday morning sleeping in. Enjoying …

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Why do we even call it a fitness journey or call life a journey, for that matter? Neither is a journey with a destination. There’s never going to be an “I’ve arrived” moment where I can turn off the engine and let it cool down. Sure, there are goals that are reached, but they won’t be maintained if I don’t keep trucking along. And so it goes with the mind and spirit as it does with the body.

It was never just a story about some witches and weirdos skipping down a yellow brick road. It was always a metaphor for finding your “heart’s desire.” As Glenda tells Dorothy, “you had the power all along, my dear.” Whether it’s changing jobs or relationships, improving our body or mind, recovering from addiction or discovering …

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Shortly after writing Drop the Rope, I had an acquaintance call me up and as the saying goes, “rip me a new one.” She believes she has suffered a great injustice and I had some culpability in the matter. I get off the phone, shaking and beginning to cry. I thought, ok, God, I guess …

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I had taken the rare opportunity to attend a matinee showing of The Greatest Showman with some girlfriends. It happened to be on the same day that my daughter’s bunny was released from the hospital following his neuter. Two unusual events for which I did not adequately plan. I sat in my van after the movie …

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