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be BEAUTIFUL. come from we are connected. be out in the world with people. get out of your head and into your heart. be kind and compassionate. start with you.   be BOLD. have the courage to explore; to discover; to pursue your passion. be relentless in your pursuit and fearless in your faith. dare greatly. be brave. drop the past and embrace the present. let go. let yourself be seen. you are worth it.   be JUICY. drink deeply from the well of life. be unique. create and cultivate the authentic threads you are destined to weave. welcome curiosity and let it flow through you. be  ...

  Featured, Health, Live Beautiful

4 (EASY) WAYS TO SHIFT YOUR LIFE

These 4 things significantly impacted my life and have changed it for the better. They are free and accessible to anyone and everyone!  Make the choice to try them all out everyday for the next seven days and notice how your energy; your life shifts. Stop making the excuses; stop telling yourself the stories. Make the commitment; change your life.  Gratitude: Embrace a gratitude practice. Before you even get out of bed; before you reach for your phone; before your brain starts running through your to-do list – spend just 60 seconds choosing just 1 thing that you are grateful for  ...

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SHARING IS CARING

Today I spoke at my high school alma mater, Tabor Academy. One of my fellow alumni friends asked if I would be willing to share my speech. What is not to love about sharing!? So here it is: Good morning! My name is Emily Johnson. I graduated from Tabor in 1998. My 4 years here were some of the best years of my life. I loved rowing on the crew team as well as being part of the cross country team. I performed horribly on the AP physics and French exam. Nonetheless; I did graduate from college! I am a registered nurse and also play a variety of other roles in both my personal and  ...

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NEVER GIVE THIS AWAY

Don’t ever throw this away. Don’t hide it. Don’t lose it. Don’t forget about it. I’m talking about integrity people. What is integrity? What does it mean to you? For those of us who may be slightly obsessed with etymology, which is the study of the origin of a word and how it has developed over time, integrity comes from the latin root integer. Who remembers any math? Anyone? Bueller? An integer is a whole number. An integer is also a “thing complete in itself” (thank you Bill White!) Ok so why am I blogging about this? Integrity implies being  ...

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Don’t be a DB in 2017

The world is full of DB’s. NOT the kind that you may be thinking of that Urban Dictionary defines as someone who has surpassed the level of being an a**hole. I’m talking about DOING BEINGS. We are SO fucking good at DOING. We get up, we make the coffee, we get the kids out the door or perhaps get the fur babies taken care of, then we get dressed to perform whatever work we do. Or maybe we just get up and drag ourselves to class. We “do” being a working professional or we “do” being a student ; or perhaps we “do” both or maybe we are retired.  ...

  Health, Live Beautiful

IT’S FREE (and awesome)

To all my readers and BYCC friends, let’s take a minute to honor something that is vital to our existence. Without this we would not be able to survive. No I’m not talking about coffee 🙂 But you can’t have coffee without this critical ingredient. Yes, you guessed it. I’m talking about water. H two the O. I have a mild love affair with it which I think is common for those of us Cancer Cape Cod native folks 🙂 Water is absolute liquid awesome. And did you know more than half of your bodacious bod is made up of this liquid awesomeness?!? I have been aware of this fact  ...

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A LETTER

There’s a man in my life. He is 83 years young. He has taught me oh so many, many things. He has made me proud. He has also made me angry, sad, and disappointed. I know I have made him all these things in return as well. He does the best he can do. I do the best I can do. So thank you dad for teaching me. Thank you for teaching me the hard lessons. Thank you Dad for showing me. Thank you for showing me what hard work looks like. And most importantly, thank you Dad for sharing. Thank you for sharing your love, your passions, yourself with me. I am grateful for this man who, alongside  ...

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I PUT THIS IN MY MOUTH ALMOST EVERYDAY

Dunkin’ Donuts, Honey Dew, or Krispy Kreme? Brace yourself folks! This may sound like blasphemy coming from a native New Englander. Dunkin’ Donuts are my least favorite. I am more partial to Honey Dew and those damn Krispy Kreme’s. I’ll confess that when I worked those 24 hr shifts at New England Organ Bank I may have intended to bring my family a sweet treat home, but inevitably I caved and my boys were left with crumbs. So how are donuts related to the silky smooth thing I pop into my mouth almost every morning? It comes down to 1 single ingredient – oil.  ...

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CLEARING THE SPACE

I recently read Marie Kondo’s book, “the life-changing magic of tidying up.” Not only was it an easy read, it was AWESOME. The NY Times refers to the book as a “liberating manifesto.”  I second that.  In following Marie’s method, I physically and emotionally feel lighter. Having more space and having my house “in order” has allowed for more flow in my life, more time for my family, more time for creativity, and more time to BREATHE. I talked to a friend about how liberated I felt to clear out the clothes that I was hanging onto. Those  ...

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I WANT THIS ONE THING…

A Beautiful, BOLD and Juicy life. After I broke down and began to break through, I asked myself, “What do I want?” Initially, I spouted off, “I want to be healthier and happier.” Well who doesn’t?!? It was at this point when the real, good s*** began. The exquisite and juicy work. The breakthrough that led to a transformation. As I continued to explore my truths, and give myself permission to do what I truly wanted the possibilities were endless. Let’s pause for a moment here though and explore this idea of giving yourself permission. It’s easy to  ...