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2022 Intentions

January 11, 2022

My Ten Intentions for 2022: 1) Grow my hair. I miss french braids, wavy curls and I think I look younger.I want to go back to my roots (literally!) 2) Speaking of age…I will be 42 this year! A big focus is anti-aging. I love consistent facial treatments and I like trying dift products helping with wrinkles, dark spots and under eye circles. I didn’t start wearing moisturizer until my late thirties so I have a lot of catch-up. 3)…

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The day my Mother died.

December 15, 2021

My mother passed away on October 15 2021. The day started unusually usual. My husband surprisingly agreed to run three miles with me at 6am. I twisted my ankle on an acorn. I worked. I attended a meeting at a carehome. I picked up my niece from school for the first time and we had vegan ice cream and walked the shops. I dropped into Ulta, where my stepdaughter was getting her haircut. At around 4pm I received a call…

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Only YOU can Save You.

October 4, 2021

October 4, 2021 Be f*cking honest with yourself. As I write this I am performing home dialysis for my mother – a task no layman should ever do, but WILL do if required of them. I have watched and lovingly supported her through strokes, heart attacks, kidney failure, diabetes…and every single time she was additionally hit with pain, depression, anxiety… “They” always had a pill to save her. And it never did. It masked symptom after symptom. Despite emotional stress,…

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How “WOKE” are you?

August 18, 2021

August 18, 2021 What would you do, if you didn’t care what other people thought? If you posted and didn’t care how many likes you got? Or if you created something and didn’t care if anyone acknowledged it? How would it feel to not care? I go about my days so operationally – so abundantly – knowing that I’m just checking shit off my list. I’m efficient. I’m a fixer. I get stuff done. But how “woke” am I in…

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How I “cope” with my abundant life.

August 14, 2021

August 13, 2021 I no longer fight this aspect about myself nor wish things were different. When energy leaves, we seek to fill it – whether it be good or bad energy, we fill space when absent of it. Awareness is the first step in recognizing what needs to shift in order to redirect a more purposeful life.…

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I Believe in Miracles

March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021 I started this year getting Covid. I was exposed by an asymptomatic work colleague (who wore a mask). In the weeks that followed, each of my immediate family members also tested positive. My first initial symptoms were body aches and head tension. I thought it was the cold as I test regularly, and I was negative just a few days prior. I had a low-grade fever one night but was fully functioning after 48hrs. My husband developed…

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Look beyond the police officer.

September 25, 2020

Yesterday my husband came to me and said, “I was just in our son’s room and was looking at all his soccer medals he hung on his wall. It made me realize that he has played every year of his life since he was 4.” Our son is now 11. I looked at him and said, “you know why, right?” He looked back at me – knowingly… When our son graduated from being cradled in my arms, then crawling on…

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Adapt or Die.

September 13, 2020

I hosted an impromptu dance party in my home gym tonight. It was hilarious. We blasted the music as each son led their own dance move, which we all followed until we transitioned to the next one. Between Netflix shows, distance learning, outdoor hikes and late night swimming – we’ve really come closer as a family since we started to quarantine in March. I remember counting down the weeks when it all first began. I watched in fear as celebrities…

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Week 9 in Social Isolation…

May 4, 2020

On March 7th 2020, we received an email announcing our school district closure due to one student’s extended family member contracting covid-19. My niece was hours away from her now-canceled junior prom and my son just finished his first and soon-to-be- last Lacrosse game of the season. We went into fear mode. We were nervous about our elderly carehomes, our high-risk parents and our family. I haven’t seen Costco in months, I bought FB portals so our elderly residents can…

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My Flat Belly Ball Infomercial

May 19, 2019

May 19, 2019 I filmed my first infomercial for the Flat Belly Ball a few days ago. It was exciting to walk through halls lined with images of iconic TV brands like Jack Lalanne’s juicer, the ab roller, genie bra and copper chef. As I stepped onto my set, a clean room with a gym-like atmosphere and my large logo, I got excited. Really, really excited. It’s been exactly seven years since I first drew the image of the Belly…

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