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All You Need Is Love

February 12, 2014

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As I shared last week, an internal battle with loneliness is a frequent struggle in my life. The way I overcome it? Doses of self care, self love, and tending to my most important relationships with family and friends. Loving yourself and loving your life doesn’t have to be limited to one day a year, […]


How to be happy in 2014

January 1, 2014

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Image credit: All images courtesy of Ali Caudill Photography It’s December 28th. I’m sitting in my favorite coffee shop pounding away at the keys working through my latest course materials. I make small talk with the barista about how quick 2013 has gone by, take a sip of my perfectly crafted vanilla latte, and snap […]


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It’s November 5th 2009. While everyone is wrapped up in their 30 days of gratitude I’m wrapped up in what feels like a lifetime of grief. Going through the motions at work, I click away at the mouse working through countless hours of report card edits, earbuds inserted to drown out human contact. The lyrics […]


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“I am not good enough for this.” The teacher approached me, wearing wrinkled brows and serious lips. I knew the news was not going to be good. I was already an anxious mess over our previous conversations about potty accidents and dilly dallying snack behavior, so when the conversation began, “Mrs. Young I have some […]


Post image for Clearing an anxious mind // My story of adventure, fear, horse whispering and rainbows

At a recent reunion with incredible business friends, I arrived in Okotoks, AB Canada hopeful for a weekend of celebration, happiness, butterflies, and rainbows. There was all of that and I even found the rainbows (more on that in a minute), but I was also emotionally challenged during the weekend too. I began my trip […]


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I walked into Target this weekend and was welcomed by a barrage of Back To School ‘stuff’. Everything from freshly pressed notebooks, bright cheerful backpacks, colorful lunch boxes, crayons, pencils, pens, clothes, shoes. You get the idea. And then it hit me. For the first time in 27 years I won’t be going ‘back to […]