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Colonoscopy recap and intentional falling

How you feeling these days?  If you are anything like me, maybe you’re feeling some relief. I am joyful to say that I feel as if a massive heavy weight has been lifted. Here in the USA, we have a new president and a new vice president, the first woman to hold that office EVER!!!

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How to dress for winter running and train for a half marathon

This pandemic winter I have discovered I like winter running!  Merino wool magic Purchasing a bunch of merino wool gear has made all the difference. I now own three merino wool tops and a pair of merino wool long underwear, also known as a super warm base layer. Plus I got myself an REI lightweight

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Being an empath and dating hesitation

Do you have a Little Free Library in your neighborhood? Here in Minneapolis, Minnesota people are very fond of them. As a result, on any walk I do with Sam, I take a peek at the various Little Free Libraries as we stroll. I regularly contribute to them as well. They remind me of the

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Happy 2021 + Vision Boards + Word of the Year

I love vision boards!  Part of why I love them is I love words and I love colors and I love collages, so vision boards are a beautiful conglomeration of things I love. Plus I’m a huge fan of setting annual goals and reflecting on my accomplishments from the year that is closing. I combine

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Christmas 2020

Christmas this year will look different than expected for many of us. After all Christmas during a pandemic with a virus that easily spreads between people who are breathing the same air especially when indoors means we must take precautions.  Holiday losses This holiday season is a year of loss. This is a holiday theme

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Bullet Journaling for Goal Driven People Who Value Reflection

Many of my friends and co-workers have commented that I am a goal driven person. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might have noticed this tendency. My post last week was all about steps to take to set winter fitness goals! Connected to my drive to write goals and achieve them

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