A Perk for Being Fat

I got my COVID vaccine. 

In my family, we’re very aware of rules and how systems work. One member in particular uses this knowledge to work the system, so when I shared my news of getting vaccinated there was an underlying assumption that I had somehow snuck my way in....

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The Decision-Making Saver: Habit Stacking covid habits good habits habit building habit stacking

At some point in the day we run out of decision-making power. Sometimes we can get it back with rest of some kind, but other times we are simply out of power. “No! I cannot make a choice about dinner— I guess popcorn will have to do.” 

One way to take out the...

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Create Your Own Intention Compass and Get on Track compass direction intention intuition meaning perseverance purpose

What is the meaning of life?  What is my purpose?  What am I doing with my life?

Learn how to figure out what your purpose in life is and how to stay on track by identifying your Intention Compass™. Overcome the frustration of missing opportunities and not following through on...

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Honoring Mistakes and Recovering from Failure apologies failure mistakes recovery resilience vulnerability

We've all experienced failure whether it's failing a test, a presentation, following through on a promise, or teasing a friend too hard and breaking their trust. 

I made a mistake this week while teaching a self defense and violence prevention course. I was working with middle school girls...

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Keeping Yourself Safe - Identifying Aggressor's Vulnerabilities and Your Support Network college safety tips feel safe safety self defense women self defense

If your safety is ever in danger, you have a right to protect yourself. You deserve protecting. If you are in danger and you injure someone trying to protect yourself, it is self defense. If someone intends you harm, they are not interested in your wellbeing, which means your safety must be more...

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Can I Get a Witness? (Ways to Regain Confidence After Rejection) emotional hygiene loneliness managing rejecton rejection self care social emotional health

I’ve had some upset in my home recently. As it finally shook out, I got very excited about a free desk I found on Craigslist. I wanted to take some control back in my life and home and getting a new desk felt right. The person who posted the ad said they would take down the ad when it was...

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Is Your Phone Ruining Your Love Life?

In a world of instant gratification, is it reasonable to expect the same dopamine hit you get from matching with someone on a dating app as when you meet them in person? 

The world has changed in the last 15 years. As phones have taken the spot light in our lives, are we loosing perspective?...

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What to Do When You’re Feeling Down badass confidence empower feeling down in control independent inspiration

I’ve had a couple of challenging weeks. One day this week, I was out for a walk and I realized that I felt like a victim of life. I felt like a bunch of bad things were happening to me that I didn’t seem to have any control over.

Later, I was talking with one of my support people and...

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How to Overcome Uncomfortable Feelings anger dating emotional agility emotions overwhelming feelings processing feelings uncomfortable emotions

I’m trying out a new person in my life. So far he seems amazing in all the important ways. However, the other day he made a comment that reminded me of my toxic ex. It triggered me more than I wanted it to. My instincts told me to run away as fast as I could, “do not repeat the...

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How to Build Confidence: Be a Carebear clarity communication confidence knowledge

Here are 5 things you can do to build confidence:

  1. Send out a confident air. This comes from inside and only works if you fake it until you make it. I challenge you to step away from the “don’t mess with me” stance, and move toward “I am me and you will not be...
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