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    What’s Wrong With Social Media & Selfies

    I’ll admit I was in the camp of those who deleted Facebook completely back in 2012. It was a combination of the election and where I was living that led me to my decision. I felt like I was going to drown at a time when I didn’t even want to go swimming. The onslaught of disappointment among people I had come to assume cared about me paired with my inability to control healthy boundaries, was simply too much for me at the time. So I deleted it. The space Facebook left brought me to a platform I had never seriously considered & the next year I found my home…

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    Somewhere In Between.

    When I first started out, I didn’t think I could do it. Track. Grad school. Momming. Entrepreneurship. So it should come as no surprise, that I’m in yet another space of transition & my instinct is to fall in-line with that feeling of doubt. It’s oddly comfortable to allow the belief that I don’t know what I’m doing consume me. It’s familiar & I know that if I stay in that space there is only one outcome. To fail. There is no risk involved. I will do, say and be exactly what I thought. A failure. Except, the moment I do that. The moment I slide into the comfort of…

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    Feminism Includes Twerking And Cardi B

    I’m not here to claim expertise in feminism. But one thing I’ve always known to be true is that it’s inclusive. Period. That means if you identify as a woman the fight for equality includes YOUR right to be treated as equal.   “The most significant problem with essential feminism is how it doesn’t allow for the complexities of human experience or individuality. ” – Bad Feminist    I feel drawn to this topic in particular right now because of the comments that went back and forth between Cardi B & good ‘ol Ms South Dakota. And whoever the next lady was.   This tale is old (and overly repeated).…

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    Word Of The Year | My Word Is Build

    I was introduced to the concept of choosing a “word” for the new year, in place of the standard new year’s resolution. As someone who loves setting intentions, this idea really resonated with my soul.I flopped back and forth between a few words – truly trying to choose one. At least until my word found me.   Build. It came into my mind and basically waved ‘hello’, then sat back waiting patiently until I realized why it was there. Everything I was grappling with before, all fit into this simple word.   2018 was the year of planting seeds.2019 will be the year I build.   I will build….   …my…

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    Sometimes it’s what we DON’T see that holds us back.

    I spent close to 10 years in the tradition “corporate” work environment, before stepping out on my own and into the network marketing industry. In the midst of all this, especially during the last couple of years, I have done a lot of self-reflection and digging into my power. One thing I learned has shaped me the most. Or shaped my outlook anyway. Success. In both spaces. Does not look like me. Especially in the spaces that made up my corporate environment. I was always one of maybe two or three – if I was lucky. And in the networking world, I started to pay attention to who is writing…

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    My Love Of Track. Andraya’s Right To Compete. And Dr Seuss.

    Growing up in a small town (essentially isolated) in the Midwest definitely came with a lot of life lessons. The biggest lesson I walked away with was KNOWING a person is a person. Period. If you know much about small towns in the Midwest you’ll probably not be surprised when I say that lesson was learned the hard way. That truth (a person being a person) and the strength to stand up for that no matter how shaky my voice is wasn’t exactly the way of life growing up. My stronghold on this truth didn’t develop because I learned by the example my community set. The truth in that lesson…

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    A Day With Anxiety

    I have been on edge lately. And I know that’s my anxiety talking. It feels like I can’t breath. And when I pay attention to the fact that I can’t breathe, then I get itchy. It feels like the million things I need to do are screaming at me. It feels like failure. Am I really failing at EVERYTHING? It feels like every additional noise (outside of my head) is just too damn much. Because what’s going on INSIDE my head is just fucking noisy. It feels like, I got one thing done & I managed to do it well. But… what about all this OTHER stuff? I have to…

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    Network Marketing Is My Meal Ticket

    I used to be such a judgemental debbie-downer when it came to network marketing. It was completely ignorant and naive of me. Without dwelling, I do find myself wondering what my life would look like right now had I not been such a dweeb. The thing is. Breakdown the words “network marketing” Network – a group or system of interconnected people or things. Marketing – the action or business of promoting and selling products or services So…on a SHEER basic level. What, pray tell, is wrong with making a living with a network marketing business. I’ve had several noses turned away from me (and people turn into blabbing robots of…

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    What I’m Really Afraid Of

    You know what I’m really afraid of? I’m afraid of making it. In every sense of the phrase. Because. What if I do all of the work? Make all the mistakes. Take on all the risk. Share all my feelings. Cross all the bridges. Taste the sweetness of accomplishing exactly what I once told myself I could never do. …Only to find out I don’t belong. Only to find out I don’t actually deserve to live that life. Only to realize success was not meant for me. I’m terrified of being blissfully, securely happy. Because at the end of the day, I have not fully dealt with the fact that…

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    Who Am I Even Talking To?

    The other day I spent some time writing down my goals and intentions for the month of September & one of my focuses was clarifying who I am talking to when I write these blogs, or post on social media. The you who is reading this right now – who are you? I will admittedly say, while I think anything and everything I share is certainly beneficial to someone who identifies as a man, my primary focus is going to be those of us who identify as a woman. That’s for a few reasons beyond the fact that is how I, myself, identify. It’s also because we are so often…

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