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Dentists Make Me Emotional

I was about fifteen years old and sitting in my dentist’s chair. Dentists have always made me anxious. As someone with a history of needing oral surgeries, I’m always on edge when I’m in that chair. Even the idea that my dentist may tell me I have a cavity brings me such anxiety I get […]

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Excellently Flexible

Sometimes following in others’ footsteps is exactly what you want and need to do and sometimes we get to be our own trailblazers. It’s totally your call, but maybe ask yourself this question first before moving forward:  Is it serving me to follow in someone else’s footsteps?  If no, amazing! Get out your weed whacker […]

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The I-Have-Two-Gay-Dads Gift

My family was always two doors down for “normal.” We were atypical at the time. I didn’t know anyone else growing up that had two dads, especially no one who was biologically related to both of them… For some reason growing up and feeling different from everyone else was freeing. Our family didn’t fit the […]

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Holiday Dysmorphia

Today, I have taken quite some liberties with the definition of the word dysmorphia, but to me it means seeing the same things differently than other people do. This is an exciting time of year, that is likely looking a whole lot different than it normally does.  So: 1) Let’s be patient with each other,  […]

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Pizza, and Ice Cream, and Fear Oh My!

I love food and I love to eat and I love to cook, but about two years ago I started dieting hardcore and it seriously messed with my body and my mind. I got to a weight that I never would be able to maintain for our wedding…I was the same weight that I was […]

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Gratitude Hangover

I had to stop writing in my gratitude journal for a while.  I know. It sounds strange coming from the girl who preaches gratitude like it’s the bible. But here’s the thing I had to ask myself if I’m writing things down in my journal as a routine without truly being present and focusing on […]

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Grateful For You

Thanksgiving this year will certainly not look like it does most years. It’s a strange and scary year—we’ve established this. But one thing that can be the same this year and every single year is that we can feel thankful for all of the things we do have right now. I think it’s more important than ever […]

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The Unrealized Broken Heart

I used to think I had never had my heart broken because I had never been in love until I met Domi. I thought you could only ever really have your heartbroken by someone you were in love with. I believed this until I was on the phone with a friend talking about how hard […]

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Give Where You Feel Passionate

It’s nearing the holidays and I can feel the giving spirit in the air!!! This is a time of year where we are hopefully feeling grateful for what we have and are taking the opportunity to spread that gratitude by giving to others.  This year in particular I feel a very special connection to giving […]

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I Guess We Need a Day to Be Kind?

Did you know today is World Kindness Day? I didn’t until very recently…when I also realized we have a day for literally everything…including grilled cheese. But World Kindness Day piqued my interest. A)        I found it kind of sad that we needed a day to remind us to be kind B)         It’s nice to have a whole […]

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