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Do You Ever Wish You Had A Sister?

Several years ago, while at a cousin’s wedding (I don’t remember which one ~ there are a lot of those in my family haha), I got caught in a bit of an emotional moment as I watched her sisters performing something together in her honour. It was funny and sweet, and you just knew there were heaps of memories made in preparation of this performance. And it got me. I wondered what that kind of sibling relationship is like and…

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My DNA Results And What Surprised Me The Most

I’ve grown up always knowing I was adopted. It was never news, I just always knew. And I was lucky enough to be in an extended family (both sides) that always knew and never saw it as an issue either. In fact, more often than not, it was something forgotten. It wasn’t secret, it wasn’t taboo, and we were just family.  With my adoptive parents (I never call them that, for the record), my mom is Irish and my dad…

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So I Have A Cousin….

I have a cousin. Perhaps it feels like an incredibly basic statement to make but to me it’s the beginning of everything changing.  Let me back up a bit. Just over a week ago I got my results from 23andMe. 1115 DNA relatives came back as matching with me. ELEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN people I’m related to but don’t know at all. And one of them is a first cousin. And because I know my birth dad’s last name (my…

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There Is No Such Thing As Balance

Balance.  The ultimate quest. The one thing we all seem to be in pursuit of. And something that’s been on my mind often, moreso since going back to work just over 5 years ago. Finding balance between the need to do things and the want to do things, and how I actually view the things in my life in terms of these two categories. For the past few years specifically, I’ve considered each opportunity with one specific phrase, What Do…

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Finding Gratitude Amidst The Heartbreak

Last summer, while on our way back from a friend’s house, this sweet boy initiated a conversation that both warmed and broke my heart all at once. He talked about all the people and living things we’d lost over the years (his grandpa 8 years ago, our cat Mr. Bella about 7 years previous, my dad almost in early 2017, and of course more recently our original family unit plus our pets Axel, Salem, and now Malibu too). We held hands…

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23andMe ~ My Life Upside Down

It was the only thing I wanted for Christmas, the DNA kit from 23and Me. I’ve always been curious about my heritage and now there’s a way to find out. But more than that, there’s even a way to be connected to others who share your same DNA. I personally know a few people (my mother included) who have discovered previously unknown family members as a result, which is so amazing though I often joke that their slogan could be:…

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Ten Blessings From 2017

I’ve made no secret that 2017 was an incredibly difficult year for me and while I completely believe in being open about our struggles too, and will continue to be, I’m also a huge believer that gratitude and putting forth an energy of positivity is the real secret to happiness. So I’d like to take a minute and reflect on the past year with this in mind and bring you 10 blessings I received/experienced in 2017 {in no particulary order}:…

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2018 – I’m Ready For You

For me, that day is today. I’ve taken the past two plus years for all the learning they gave me, I’ve laid the burden down, and now I’m ready to move forward in every beautiful way possible. I’m going into 2018 with a new word and a new purpose. This year I’m opening up to That’s it. Receive. I’m tired and I’m ready to stop the madness. It’s time to receive what God/Life/The Universe is offering. I’m tackling the coming…

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Burden Down ~ What I’m Leaving In 2017

Well shit. It’s been one hell of a year. Anyone else? In truth, 2016 was a real doozy too and I could not have been more ready for 2017. And the universe laughed. But now, now I’m really ready for the coming year and I’m determined it’s going to be filled with all the goodness. I can just feel it….but first I need to wrap this year up. In 2016 my word was DISCOVER. And oh my word did I…

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Herbalife Collagen Beauty Booster – Weeks 3, 4, and 5 results

Results from the Herbalife Collagen Beauty Booster are expected after about 4 weeks of consistent usage. As you might remember, I saw pretty decent results after just one week but found that didn’t totally continue through the second. So I was definitely curious to see what would happen in the weeks that followed. Starting with my Week 2 Results to refresh your memory, then followed up with weeks 3, 4, and 5. I can’t say I see big changes in the week…

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