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Sad and Difficult Decisions

I recently made the most difficult decision I have ever had to make. After months of stress, anxiety and feeling as though I was being treated unfairly, I resigned from my position as a kindergarten teacher. This was not a decision I took lightly. I dwelled on it. Dreaded going in for months. I became… Continue reading Sad and Difficult Decisions

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A Continuing Need for Change

As a white woman, I have been lucky enough not to encounter much discrimination in my life. I don’t fail to recognize the privilege under which I was born due to the color of my skin. I also don’t fail to recognize that I have at times, more than I would like to admit, held… Continue reading A Continuing Need for Change

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The Stigma of Mental Health

Mental health is just as important as physical health. I believe as a country we have put our health on the back burner and it is truly beginning to build up into a gigantic issue. Everyone knows that the United States leads the world in obesity rates. But, according to the National Institute of Mental… Continue reading The Stigma of Mental Health

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The Journey Forth

I am finally getting back into my blogging, my writing, my craft. And I couldn't be more happy about it. I've been gone much too long and am ready to share my experiences and ideas with the world once again. I've changed the format of my blog and will begin to write about my journey… Continue reading The Journey Forth

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Set Backs – Or Maybe I Should Call Them “Jump Really Far Backs”

The past few weeks I have had some really big changed occur in my life. These changes have resulted in my sucking at half-marathon training and staying on track with my healthy lifestyle. Its funny how in our society today, its so much easier to fall into bad, unhealthy habits, than to just eat what… Continue reading Set Backs – Or Maybe I Should Call Them “Jump Really Far Backs”

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Thrive Kitchen and Plant-Based Living

In the last few months, I have learned a lot about healthy living and eating. One of the main lessons I have learned is that eating a plant-based diet (a diet centered around plants, vegetables and plant-based proteins) is the healthiest way to go. Unfortunately, while there is quite a bit of information on plant-based… Continue reading Thrive Kitchen and Plant-Based Living