Grief Strikes Without Warning

My dad called me last week and asked, “Bri, it’s been a few days since we talked. In your world that’s an eternity. How’s it going?”

Once my burst of laughter dissipated we took advantage of my drive time and got caught up. Though he was joking, his point is true. I often move through stages and emotions quickly. I’ve learned how to hold on to lessons learned and let go of hurts. And, I’ll seek help when I can’t figure it out on my own. Still, I can only shake my head and laugh because for months, there’s been…

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Let’s Maintain Weight Loss During Stress

I’m sorry I missed my post last Wednesday! It has been a busy month for me as a music teacher with end of the year concerts, competitions and recitals. I have had an awesome couple weeks of watching my students surprise themselves with their accomplishments. Also, I was blessed to see my parents twice within a month! That hasn’t happened for us in more years than I want to think about.

With that being said, my healthy eating journey has been…interesting for over a month now.

In the past, when I got stressed out, I’d either ramp up the unhealthy emotional…

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Living With Bruises

Living this healthy lifestyle allows me the freedom to try things I couldn’t before! Like playing volleyball. Can you believe I’ve never done that? I have always struggled to play sports because of my cross eye creating double vision. Seeing two different balls coming at me brings a slight handicap! Lately, I’ve been figuring out how to see and play through it for the first time.

I am not closing my eyes anymore (most of the time) when the ball flies at me. I use to and hoped to catch it or block it with my body. If you are…

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I Just Want Pizza!

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I had a moment recently that I’m not proud of. My willpower, small goals, big goals, past encouragement and recent weight loss win didn’t work. I was hanging out with a group of friends where the tantalizing smell of pizza surrounded me. Everyone one else was eating cheesy, steaming pizza. I watched them chew as I sipped my lukewarm water. It had been a really long day. And I wanted… no scratch that. I felt like I needed pizza. Thus, the great debate in my head began.

I convinced myself…

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How Often Should You Weigh Yourself?


How often should you step on the scale when trying to lose weight? Before we get into it, how did your week go tracking what you ate and drank? I took the challenge as well to track on my phone and it didn’t great. Traveling across the country to surprise my dad for his birthday probably distracted me a little! So, I have multiple half completed days logged. Today, has been awesome. My goal is just to finish strong today. Then, do it again tomorrow!

I’m curious did the title of this post…

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What Do You Dream Of For Your Life?

I have dreams that I talk about. I have a few dreams I keep to myself.

You know the ones I’m talking about. The ideas so precious you can’t tell anyone. Why do you keep them a secret?

For me, I’m scared.

Scared if I tell someone I’ll be laughed at because they are big dreams. Scared I’ll be told I can’t accomplish it. I’m scared if I say it out loud then that dream won’t become real, and it’ll never happen. I’m scared I can’t do it and I will look like a fool. I’m scared to give up what I’ve…

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