When life serves you bull-shit

When life serves you bull-shit

I acquiesce that the trials of life provide opportunity to gain strength, compassion, perspective, and character. As such, I suppose the response to difficulty should be gratitude. And, after the endurance, I expect that most logical people are indeed thankful -...

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Time for flip-flops

Time for flip-flops

My alarm* did not go off this morning. Instead, my nine-year-old tapped me and said, "I think we need to get up, it's pretty light outside." I opened my eyes and, "crap!" Fifteen minutes to get my 12 year old kid out the door. "Double crap." I promised home-made...

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Mindful Intentions – Fitness for the Mind

Mindful Intentions – Fitness for the Mind

"Your mind is engaged in an ongoing showdown between different, conflicting parts of yourself. These splintered intentions, if you will, set all sorts of dynamics into motion. Let's say you have a conscious intention to buy a new house. At the same time you set that...

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Are you planting a field of dreams?

Are you planting a field of dreams?

Above is an incredibly powerful clip from the classic movie Field of DreamsAs I played the excerpt today, my husband looked over at me and said, “This is a great scene, it gives me chills.” I also have the same visceral response to the excerpt. And, I promise you, it...

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Defining Wicked Sexy Smart

Defining Wicked Sexy Smart

As the founder and main contributor to Wicked Sexy Smart, I wish to share with my audience what I envision makes a person, “Wicked Sexy Smart.” Society paints a picture of “sexy” as someone who walked out of a Victoria's Secret or Abercrombie & Fitch catalog....

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Laughter is Damn Good Medicine

Laughter is Damn Good Medicine

There are few things more satisfying to me as a genuine laugh. I love the sound of a baby's belly laugh. I enjoy watching my children laugh so hard milk comes out their nose. A favorite sight is seeing a friend doubled over in laughter. Laughing is a wonderful sound...

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