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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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creation of a new me

April 19, 2011

April 18, 2011 We celebrated Nicholas’ first birthday this past Saturday. I can’t believe my son is now One year old! It seems like yesterday when this precious being came into my life and transformed my quaint existence into a chaotic yet amazing and loving experience. Christian and Nicholas play ball together now and enjoy climbing on chairs, tables and any toy that gives them height. They love to dance, draw and play. They both have unique personalities too. Nicholas…

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Bearing Fruits…

December 8, 2009

December 8, 2009 Last week, I was very excited when my middle school program, Tri(y!) Falcons 4 Fitness was featured in the city paper. Today we were confirmed to appear on the television show, Good Day Sacramento, on Monday!It feels so rewarding to receive public awareness and applause on a project I’ve put a lot of personal effort and work into. This is a continuing personal testament that in order to see results physically,personally or professionally, you must have faith,…

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Finding a responsibility.

October 27, 2009

October 26, 2009 I haven’t written anything in two weeks. Usually when I don’t update my journal it’s because of a single reason: I’ve been extremely, incredibly, unbelievably busy.  There has not been a single day when I am able to take a meandering stroll to the park or idlely spend time watching an entire television show. There is simply too much to do and too much to think about in my current life. Right now I’m not only preparing…

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My chosen journey

October 1, 2009

September 30, 2009 I am so tired. Ever since I returned from my vacation it’s been non-stop: meetings, emails, phone calls, writing, errands, etc. I haven’t even fully unpacked yet. There is a pile of clothes sitting in our guest bedroom waiting to be folded. Not only have I been inundated with work obligations, but I’ve also been suffering from a terrible head cold. I definitely think the long plane ride coupled with the drastic changes in weather temperatures have…

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a good mother

September 8, 2009

September 8, 2009 I get so tired throughout my days. My first trimester always leaves me fatigued, sleepy and tired. It’s tough right now as I’m trying to complete a lot of different tasks every day.  Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with being a stay-at-home working mom. While I’m on a conference call, I’m trying to keep the baby from crying. When I run errands, have appointments and meet people, I bring Christian with me. When I have an article due,…

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