A Lesson in Letting Go

A Lesson in Letting Go

I have a tough time of letting go. It’s been an issue for me since I was a kid. It wasn’t because I enjoyed holding a grudge; I hated it. I loved (and still do) being happy, and holding a grudge never gave me that feeling. It was about wanting to be liked...
Healthy Dose of Perspective

Healthy Dose of Perspective

Last March,* I received a hearty dose of perspective. It was a 60 degree day, and for us Minnesotans, it felt like summer was right around the corner! Everyone was outside soaking up some overdue vitamin D. My family and I were no exception. We gladly stood outside...
A Toast to the Past

A Toast to the Past

Ah, alcohol. God’s miracle drink or the devil’s poison? Well, I can safely say for me, it’s the latter, which is why I broke up with alcohol at the beginning of this year. Yes, for those of you keeping track, this is the second time that I’ve...
Tears and Turkey Balls

Tears and Turkey Balls

It’s been a little more than five years since I made a conscious effort to better my life. During that time, I asked myself the following questions more times than I care to admit, “Wasn’t this supposed to get easier? When does it get better?”...
Kindness & Hypocrisy

Kindness & Hypocrisy

I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I’m in full Olympics mode! I absolutely love the Summer Olympics! Being a lifelong swimmer, it’s one of my favorite sports to watch. Women’s Gymnastics is a close second, because I believe they’re...

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