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Pieces of me

Inspiration for those who warrior on

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.

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Daisy with a quote about gratitude

Celebrate every victory, no matter how small. Appreciation for what you’ve accomplished or been blessed with is the basis for every next step in the process of self-improvement. Every topic I’ve written about on my blog, every part of a balanced mind, body, and soul requires gratitude. It’s a corner piece. You’ll get no where without it.

We’ve been told to be kind all our lives. Growing up, I thought being kind was being able to engage in small talk with strangers. That’s not kindness; that’s social aptitude. Being kind is not reserved for extroverts. Kindness is easier to express with someone you like or who is nice to you. That’s not …

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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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He makes the daily request to go fishing. I glance in the rear-view mirror at the rods remaining from the last trip. “You never cleaned up your mess from the last time we took you,” I answer. My son pointed out that the left-behind equipment just made it easier to prepare for today. That’s not …

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The first few months of my fitness journey, I didn’t talk to anyone at my gym that I didn’t know before I started there. The reason I started at this particular place was because several acquaintances I knew from my children’s schools posted about their workouts on Facebook. I said hello to them, of course, …

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