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grief

  Featured, Spirit

HOW TO TAKE CONTROL

It’s that time of year (again). How many of you just want to hibernate right now? I know I do. How many of you have let the motivation of a New Year fade away? Has anyone noticed how your old habits have crept back in? For me, this is a time of year that is particularly difficult. Not just because the East Coast seems to be blanketed by heavy gray clouds. Not just because I have lost some steam and see old habits seeping back into my life, but because grief knocks on my door every winter. Just about 5 years ago I watched my brother’s life slip away in front of my very eyes. As a critical  ...

  Featured, Live Bold, Live Juicy

The Truth About Mother’s Day

Did you know the founder of Mother’s Day, peace activist Anna Jarvis, spent much of her life boycotting the very holiday she helped conceive? Don’t believe me? Consult Wikipedia. I love that the founder of this modern day Hallmark holiday was a peace activist. I love that she cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War. I love how she wanted to continue the work her mother started. You know what I don’t love? Mother’s Day. And I know I’m not alone. You see Mother’s Day is a trigger for me in more ways than one. Seven years ago I made a  ...

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Not enough people talk about this…

I believe that the foundation of leading a beautiful, BOLD, and juicy life is knowing and sharing our truths. A truth that I have shared is that I struggle with depression, anxiety, and PTSD. While I have made great strides in getting a handle on my mental health, there can be days where multiple triggers throw up a road block. Sometimes the road block is simply a wild turkey crossing the street causing traffic to slow down. I say this in jest since we have so many roaming around here on Cape Cod! Other times the road block is like one of those ugly, concrete jersey barriers. A colleague  ...