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Queen Lizzo Soulmate…

by Leslie Ann Ellingburg As Queen Lizzo sings: 'Cause I'm my own soulmate (Yeah, yeah) I know how to love me (Love me) I know that I'm always gonna hold me down Yeah, I'm my own soulmate (Yeah, yeah) No, I'm never lonely (Lonely) I know I'm a queen but I don't need no...

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ADHD ME; THE LOST GIRLS CLUB

ADHD ME; THE LOST GIRLS CLUB

SERIES PART 1 by Sara Herell Lovely readers, I’ve tried to write this piece FIVE TIMES at the very least. I can’t even remember how many others I’ve started that are just waiting to be loved on and written.  It might be three, probably closer to five. Why? MY...

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Speaking to Children

Speaking to Children

Stop occasionally and listen to how your kids speak to themselves and each other. Children hear much more than you think they do. They hear how you speak about your body, they hear how you speak to the other drivers on the highway, they hear how you speak when you are happy and when you are frustrated.

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Finding Happiness

Finding Happiness

Finding Happiness by Mary Holtrop I work at my local library in administration. In November when we had to close our doors again due to the increase in the COVID cases, the director and myself discussed bringing back our monthly book discussion via Zoom.  We have some...

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Combatting Overwhelm in Teen Athletes

Combatting Overwhelm in Teen Athletes

Our teens athletes have more on their plate than just about any previous generation. Youth are specializing in sports at younger and younger ages, which means not only an increase in the number of chronic use injuries and recurring pain, but also in the amount of pressure our teens are under to perform well in their chosen sport.

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The Big Breakups of 2020

The Big Breakups of 2020

by Leslie Ann Ellingburg RYT I had two big breakups this year--I left my husband and I broke up with all my fitness trackers. Both were relationships that started out with the best of intentions, lots of fun, love, and new ways to see my life. However, one became...

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That’s My Plate! I Don’t Know You!!

That’s My Plate! I Don’t Know You!!

by Sherona Espinosa      I don’t know what it was that bothered me more, the nerve or the confidence to criticize the amount of food on my plate. I found it odd, coming from a man I just met with a waistline thicker than my own. Like, “Sorry,...

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Saying Yes and No in Codependency

Saying Yes and No in Codependency

For me, saying no is a different problem entirely. After a lifetime of saying “no” to things because I wanted to meet OTHER PEOPLE’S expectations of what I should be and look like, I have wrestled with myself to do the things I want. I have waited for permission to do things because heaven forbid, I have a mind of my own.

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Losing Control and Regaining it

Losing Control and Regaining it

by Sophia Pollalis ATC, CSCS This past week has been… one for the books. I have fully transitioned into the next season of sports, which apparently made my brain switch gears from being on top of everything and productive to “how do I do my job again?” The weather has...

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