How to Prevent Emotional Triggers From Sending You into Depression

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Have you ever been having the perfect day only to have it seemingly ruined by hearing, seeing, smelling, touching or tasting something that reminded you of a horrible experience in your life? Those somethings are called triggers. And they can be a real bitch. What are triggers? Emotional triggers are something that can totally destabilize you and throw you into self doubt faster than Garfield finds pizza. Everything can be going really well and then something suddenly reminds you of {Read More}

Sexual Assault: Know the Facts, Know the Signs #NOMORE Week

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Today’s content may be triggering for some audiences. I encourage you to read through and educate yourself about sexual assault but please do so at your own risk. Feel free to browse the menu bar above for lighter content. I’m not shy about speaking out about sexual assault but it hasn’t always been this way. Speaking out about sexual assault is very close to my heart thanks in part to my personal experience with it and wanting to educate others {Read More}

March Goals: Fitness, Financial, Blogging + Personal

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Welcome to March! March is one of my very favorite months because my “twin” and I celebrate our birthdays on the 25th! This means my youngest will be 9 years old. That’s halfway to 18! Growing up I used to cringe when relatives would say, “You’re getting so big! Wow, time flies!”. Now as a mom I completely understand. Kids do grow up fast. Way too frickin’ fast. They go from little tiny bodies that depend on you every minute of {Read More}

8 Helpful Ways to Maintain a Positive Attitude As a Stepmom

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Today’s post is more of the mental health variety, specifically for stepmoms. If you aren’t a stepmom, please feel free to share this with somebody you know who is or use the menu above to read other content that may be more relevant to you. :) First a little background… Let me first start off by saying that I’m a bio mom and a stepmom. My parents divorced when I was six years old and they both remarried. My stepdad {Read More}

My Top 10 Adult Coloring Books to Lower Stress

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I’ve always loved coloring. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved coloring books and getting brand new crayons. I was always amazed by friends and cousins of mine who could draw freehand but I needed the lines to already be there. I just wanted to color. If you’re looking for creative ways to lower your stress I promise sitting down to color can help. There’s just something about focusing on the illustrations that’s very soothing. Over the {Read More}

February Goals: Fitness, Financial, Blogging + Personal

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Welcome to February! I love February because that means we’re getting closer to spring and it can’t get here soon enough! All these cloudy, snowy, drizzly days are getting old. Bring on more sunshine please! Now on to the monthly post I like to do where I round up my monthly goals and share them here for accountability. It’s time for new goals, y’all. Fitness I’ve definitely been doing really well with my workouts lately. It feels like I’m finally back {Read More}

How to Create an Effective Digital Vision + Action Board

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Hello and happy Monday! If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time you know that I’m a huge fan of vision boards. I’m doing something a little different this year and I wanted to share it with you. I’ve made plenty of physical vision boards but this year I made a digital version that I can save to my computer background AND print out as many copies as I want! Here’s my latest vision board: As you can {Read More}

2017 Goals

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Twenty-seventeen is officially on its way so it’s time for me to set some goals for the year. I plan to update this post on a monthly basis to assess where I am and figure out what I still need to work on. I will also continue to do my monthly goals posts as I have been doing – I will probably start that again in February since January is almost half over. If you’ve read any of my previous {Read More}

December Goals: Fitness, Financial, Blogging + Personal

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Welcome to December! I hope it’s been going pretty well so far. It definitely is here. In the beginning of the month we were spoiled with temps in the 60’s and now lately it’s just been rain. Crazy! I suspect things might finally change over to more snow this month. Now on to the monthly post I like to do where I round up my monthly goals and share them here for accountability. Quick Recap of November Fitness: I did really well with {Read More}

November Goals: Fitness, Financial, Blogging & Personal

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Welcome to November! I hope it’s been going pretty well so far. It definitely is here. We’re being spoiled with temps in the 60’s this week! That’s not typical of Minnesota Novembers so I’ll take it. :) Now on to the monthly post I like to do where I round up my monthly goals and share them here for accountability. Quick Recap of October Fitness: I pretty much stuck with my fitness goal of working out at least 3 days per {Read More}