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Love Class is in Session!

January 22, 2022

What is love? A feeling? An action? A belief that encompasses your whole being? My definition of love is that it is a verb. When I give my whole self to you without any thought to my needs and…

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What I Learned from Having Covid-19

February 05, 2021

Our household rounded the bend and started feeling better at the beginning of the week. I usually take a while longer to heal from things. It could be because of my age or autoimmune disease, but I…

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Let's Talk: Chronic Pain

November 21, 2020

I have lived with chronic pain for the last 25 years. First, with chronic migraines and now chronic joint pain. I used to have migraines five out of seven days of the week. It was hell, not only on me…

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What Would Leo Do?

November 21, 2020

Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism. ~ Leo Buscaglia Leo Buscaglia Some of my friends know just how much admiration and fondness I have for the late Leo Buscaglia. He has inspired me to…

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There is only one way to happiness...

November 21, 2020

Epictetus said, “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things that are beyond the power of our will.” One way to happiness Are you happy all of the time? We are…

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That's a Terrible Idea!

July 20, 2020

I was surfing the web and came across an article about The Players Workshop, a school of improvisation in Chicago. They offer a free online workshop for teachers, teaching them improvision exercises…

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My Journey to Motherhood

May 07, 2020

It was around 6 a.m. on a Saturday, and I was shuffling in and out of the bathroom and up and down the kitchen. It hurt to lay down, and it hurt to sit down. Standing wasn’t any better, so I started…

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We plan...God laughs!

April 06, 2020

Don't deny your grief Practice the pause. Think for a brief minute what is going on around you. Is it what it seems? Pause. - “The Love Adventure” This quote from “The Love Adventure” reminds us to…

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Coronavirus Soup

March 22, 2020

Grab a pot and put in equal parts of boredom, confusion, uncertainty, and stir it with the spoon of anxiety. What do you get? A rotten, foul-smelling concoction called despair. Let’s add friendship…

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Give this away to get more

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day! How are you celebrating it? Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love. This day was originated to celebrate two saints named Valentine that were martyred on February 14th. They…

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The New Year and S.M.A.R.T. Goals

January 01, 2020

The New Year and S.M.A.R.T Goals You know that saying, “If you fail to prepare, than prepare to fail?” Well, it’s true. While we are on the road to fulfill our dreams, we need directions, we need…

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Have You Ever Been to a Party Like This?

December 16, 2019

I went to a party recently. The hostess wasn’t very good at her job, always complaining about how things didn’t turn out the way she had planned and apologizing for not getting it “quite right.” Have…

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What Happened to Her?

November 17, 2019

I was going through a box and came upon pictures for a photo shoot I did for my demo tape J-card in 1991. I felt like I went back in time while looking at them. I remembered who I was all those years…

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The Girl and the Butterfly

August 04, 2019

Leo Buscaglia in the forward of his book Loving Each Other published first in the early 1980s tells the fable of a young girl who is walking though a meadow when she sees a butterfly impaled upon a…

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Dealing with Hurt and Grief

July 17, 2019

I had an experience the other day that reopened a wound just a little bit, but even that little bit hurts. I need to talk about my wounds to show others and perhaps remind myself at times how far I’ve…

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What is Scarier? Failure or Success?

June 25, 2019

Failure or success? What is scarier to you? I am so used to hearing that I should get up, move forward, trust the struggle - YOU CAN DO IT! I consistently see this on FB, Insta, and all kinds of memes…

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What does it mean to heal?

June 18, 2019

What is healing? Does healing mean being cured or the absence of disease? Does it mean to be a percentage point better than yesterday?   Author Rachel Hollis says in her book, Girl, Wash Your Face…

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Rest + Self Care = Recovery

June 14, 2019

I hate being in a flare. This is day #3. Waking up with a headache and as the morning progressed every joint hurts. I will spend my afternoon in bed just so I can get up and make dinner. Autoimmune…

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Why Not You?

April 18, 2019

I do my best thinking in the shower or in bed. 🤔 I recalled a conversation with an acquaintance. She was interested in losing weight and changing her lifestyle habits. She wanted to eat better but…

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Making Good Choices

January 18, 2019

You may have seen the viral video of Katelyn Ohashi’s recent floor routine where she received a perfect score. A few years ago, she almost quit gymnastics due to injuries and her lack of enthusiasm…

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Vision Boards

August 08, 2018

Making the Law of Attraction Work for You! Have you ever made a vision or dream board? Vision boards help you organize your goals and manifest your dreams. 🚀 By looking at your goals everyday, you…

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You Are Not Your Disease

March 26, 2018

Check out my Facebook Live about addiction, chronic pain, and looking at your illness from a different perspective. It can be found on my LS Wellness Facebook page. :) https://www.facebook.com/LSWQCA…

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Talking to Just Joni

March 26, 2018

What’s new with Joni Abbott of Homegrown Health? Watch our Facebook Live at the LS Wellness Facebook page as we talk about our health journeys, nutrition and the relaunch of her podcast.

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Accepting the Finality of Loss

January 31, 2018

I’ve experienced two types of loss this past week that had me thinking about life in general. A friend lost a parent and my daughter lost a tooth. The chasm between those types of loss is vast but to…

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Taking that Leap

December 14, 2017

Stepping out of your comfort zone is daring, nerve-racking, and refreshing. I did just that when I sang for Dancing with the QC Stars a couple of weeks ago. I haven’t sung for an audience in over 2…

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World Prematurity Day

November 17, 2017

Today is World Prematurity Day. My mom was 8 months along and went for her exam and when she was ready to leave the doctor said, “See you in a month!” He told her later after I was born that he knew…

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