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“Heal the Girl and the Woman Will Appear” – Part 2

Mental health is essential to your overall functioning. It impacts your thoughts, behaviors, and your capacity to cope in life. While my motivation for starting therapy was my needing an outlet as I tried to adjust to life without my … Continue reading

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“Heal the Girl and the Woman Will Appear” – Part I

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” -David Richo Exactly six months ago, I posted my last blog post. The day before I would have posted my weekly post, I received a … Continue reading

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Polka Dot.Com

You can never go wrong with black and white. People are constantly throwing parties with black and white themes because black and white clothes are easily accessible. People buy black and white for work, interviews, church functions and the list … Continue reading

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Polka Dot Power

Can we talk comfortable, cute and casual? This number from New York and Company is a must have if you love polka dots and maxi dresses. This dress is definitely multi-purpose. It can be worn to church, work, dinner and … Continue reading

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Patterns and Polka Dots

My love affair with polka dots today is as strong as America’s love affair was with polka dots in the 1920’s. While polka dots are popular for kids, I have always been obsessed with the playful pattern. Polka dots are … Continue reading

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Cancun, Quintana Roo

Every summer we take a family trip and this summer was no different. This year we pulled out the passports and headed to Cancun, Quintana Roo. After having completed my first graduate class, this trip definitely gave me a renewed … Continue reading

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Quirky Teacher Habits

  Summer Break is officially over and the kiddos are back in the mix. It’s amazing how students are able to pick up on the habits of their teachers in a very short period of time. They notice EVERYTHING and … Continue reading

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45 Trips Around the Sun

Birthdays are occasions that should be celebrated. Whether it’s a party, small intimate dinner or just a group of the people closest to you singing the obligatory, “Happy Birthday”, I think it’s an honor for people to acknowledge the day … Continue reading

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Be You

Summer break has passed and we, educators, are back in the swing of things. Day one of learning was filled with activities to help us understand and identify who we are and who we are aspiring to become. We did … Continue reading

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The Pain of Peace

“The journey into self-love and self-acceptance must begin with self-examination…until you take the journey of self-reflection, it is almost impossible to grow or learn in life.” Iyanla Vanzant The picture above is typical me. I am often alone, minding my … Continue reading

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