“It’s Not You, It’s Me” : 7 Breakup Survival Tips

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Many moons ago, in a land far away…I was married. To say it feels like I’m telling the story of someone else, but it was me…a much younger 25 year-old me. While we had been together five years prior to our wedding, the marriage part kind of freaked me out. Upon checking into our hotel on our honeymoon, the bellman addressed me by my married name, “…Mrs. Smith?” I began to hyperventilate. There were many reasons for this, but essentially I was just too young. So four months, a move to Atlanta, and a big 250-person wedding later, we separated and eventually divorced. But that was not the hardest breakup in my life. Continue reading “It’s Not You, It’s Me” : 7 Breakup Survival Tips

Manifesting 2014: 3 Great Posts to Help

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New Year’s Day is my favorite holiday. It’s the day when I slough off the champagne haze from the night before and dig into my pseudo-southern roots to make my black-eyed pea soup with greens for good luck. No matter the weather, I always do a meditative hike in one of my favorite spots. It’s a time for contemplation, visioning and finding ground to manifest the year ahead.

As poet, David Whyte so eloquently states, “…To come to ground is to find a home in circumstances and to face the truth, no matter how difficult that truth may be; to come to ground is to begin the courageous conversation: to step into difficulty and by taking that first step, begin the movement through all difficulties to come, to find the support and foundation that has been beneath our feet all along” Continue reading Manifesting 2014: 3 Great Posts to Help

A Whole New World: 7 Steps to Creating a Good Habit

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Upon deciding to write a post about creating good habits I began to ponder on the scarcity of my bad habits. I’m happy to say in my life that I don’t have alot of bad habits. I’m not a chain-smoker, I don’t eat fast food, I don’t spend impulsively, I’m pretty organized, I wake early, I eat healthy, I hike almost every day, etc. Yet in the midst of stretching my arm overhead to pat my own back, my conscience chimed in “Uh-uh not so fast! You might want to get a second opinion on this one.” So out I marched to the resident objective bystander, my beau. Hard at work in his studio across our breezeway I found him glued to his monitor. I brazenly asked, “Honey, what bad habits do I have?” He looked at me as if I suddenly had a third leg growing out of my head. Continue reading A Whole New World: 7 Steps to Creating a Good Habit