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Emily Johnson

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ONLY THIS 1 THING WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

There is no person, place, thing, or experience that changes your life. You my friend – YOU change your life. The same goes for saving your life. You hear it all the time don’t you? AA totally saved my life. Yoga changed my life. Nope. It didn’t. Did the yoga do all the work for you? Did AA do the work? Pretty sure it didn’t. You did the work. You are the captain of your ship. You determine what course you will follow. You are the one that takes action that directly impacts your life. You make the decisions, the choices. You, quite frankly, become the change. Or you don’t. You  ...

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THE GOOD THING ABOUT GETTING THE FLU

Have you ever been so sick that your whole body hurt? Like even your hair; down to the follicles and all hurt. Ow. Hell, even your pubes hurt!? Double ow! Yeah that was me about a week after Thanksgiving. I went to yoga one morning feeling fine only to run completely out of gas half way through class and then BANG! A few hours later my body was wracked with the chills. The next 48 hours were a haze of fevers, aches, fatigue, and endless doses of Tylenol and Motrin. It was miserable. But I was determined to “take advantage” of being practically bedridden. I was determined to  ...

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CLOSING THE BOOKS ON 2017

Sitting here in the stillness of the evening, watching the last few embers burn in the fireplace feeling an overwhelming sense of contentment knowing that tomorrow night the books will officially close on 2017. 2016 was a year of digging deep into the earth and then digging it all up. This year, 2017, this has been a year of building a foundation. A simple, strong, and solid foundation to support the house I am building. It is all work – foundation to eventually fixtures. It doesn’t matter what part comes next. The work never stops. If the work stops, the house suffers. When I  ...

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THE TRUTH IS I DON’T CARE

How many of us have watched MLM’ers via social media? Or maybe you actually are part of a multi-level marketing network. The truth is I don’t care. And no one else truly cares either. I don’t care about the shiny white Lexus. I don’t care about the promo trips or the convention. I don’t care about the products or what they will quote on quote “do” for me. I don’t care about the parties; nor do I care about the free gifts. I don’t care about the perfectly staged photos. I don’t care that you are “doing it all.” I  ...

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THE TRUTH IS I’M STRUGGLING

It’s gray (for the 3rd day in a row). I’m chilled to the bone sitting here under a blanket wearing my hat and poofy vest I threw on to take 1 kid to the bus stop and the other to pre-school. It’s been in the 30’s- mid 40’s for the past week. Welcome to New England. This morning started at 5:49 am when we caught our almost 7 yr old scaling a piece of furniture to get to his Kindle. We recently reinstituted a rule that there is no technology before school. Let’s just say not everyone agrees with this. The Kindle battle lasted for approximately 40 minutes  ...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT WE CARRY

It’s Monday. We are all carrying around our proverbial luggage. And let’s face it. It’s heavy. How good would it feel to just put it f*cking down!? You know when you are schlepping groceries into the house, or perhaps your briefcase, gym bag, & your big puffy winter jacket; or maybe the 3 boxes from Amazon Prime that the UPS man left on your doorstep? You feel bogged down. How would your life be different in this very moment if you just put it down? If you just let it go? What can you put down right now? Perhaps it is a belief, a grudge, a worry, or maybe even a  ...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT NOT GIVING A F***

This summer I read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK by Mark Manson. Honestly, I had forgotten about the book until today when I realized and admitted I was caught in a moment of not giving a f*ck. But in that startling moment, deep down I really did give a f*ck; I was just pretending on the outside I didn’t give a f*ck in order to maintain the facade of a calm and confident woman. When really inside, I felt like I was teetering on the edge of DEFCON 1 i.e. nuclear war. Does anyone have a f*ckin’ clue what I am talking about?!? We’ve all had those moments, right?! You  ...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT PARENTS

So I’m working on writing a little more “dangerously.” What exactly does this mean? It means telling the truth, being brutally honest, and facing fear of judgement. Ironically, one of the 25 things you don’t have time to read about me is that I am judgmental. This is something I am shameful for. So I have fear surrounding the whole “write dangerously” concept, because I am afraid of judgement. I fear something that we as humans are naturally wired for! I fear something we all do to one another on a daily basis. I can hear the little voice now,  ...