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  Did you hear our big news?  After many, MANY months of waiting, we finally became foster parents to a sweet six month old baby boy!  It has been an emotional rollercoaster already, for our whole family.  We already love this precious one so much and feel so bonded to him, and yet…we are also […]

December 17, 2018

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#showusyourselfcare

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  So maybe you’re the type of person who already has your holiday shopping completely done (insert golf clap here). But if you, like me, have found yourself in just a TINY bit of a busy season and you may or may not have more than half your list to shop for still, have no […]

December 10, 2018

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Top 5 Self-Care Gifts of 2018

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  By now, I’ve said many times that I usually end up writing about what I need to hear in my own life.  And lately, you know what I need to hear? EXERCISE. I seem to go through bursts of “yay! I’ve been exercising consistently!” as often as bursts of “eh…not really feeling like it […]

December 3, 2018

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5 Amazing Workouts That Take 20 Minutes Or Less

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  I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for anything old-fashioned.  I love touring historical homes, reading historical fiction (aka Little Women over and over again), and watching documentaries about all different times and places.  I credit American Girl Dolls (and the books that accompanied them) for starting this obsession.  And to this day, I still […]

November 26, 2018

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Let’s Make Tea Time A Thing Again

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  When I recently asked readers to complete a brief survey (you can find it here if you’re interested in participating!), one of the questions I asked was “What is a product or service you would like to see me create for you?”  One particular response caught my attention (although I highly value all the […]

November 19, 2018

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5 Self-Help Books That Will Blow Your Mind

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  “So many people don’t know themselves at all.” The moment I heard her say this, I immediately tried to decide whether or not it was true.  Yes, I decided.  So many people don’t know themselves is probably right.  Having answered the initial question, I discovered a larger one remained…”how does a person really get […]

November 12, 2018

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A 1 Day Experiment To Help You Know Yourself Better

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  You don’t have to like being uncomfortable.  You don’t have to enjoy it when things don’t go your way, when people don’t meet your expectations, or when life throws you a major curve ball. You don’t have to do anything, really. But if you don’t start getting comfortable with your discomfort, I can promise […]

November 5, 2018

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Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

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I remember countless conversations with family members and friends over the years, contemplating whether or not we should move from Fairfield County, Connecticut (read: super expensive suburbs of New York City) back to Ohio, where we grew up (read: much more affordable and near family).  My husband and I felt that in order to give […]

October 29, 2018

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The Ultimate Guide To Feeling Content Despite Your Circumstances

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Could you help me out with something?  I’m always looking for the best ways to help you, to create blog posts and products that serve you – to educate, inspire, and yes, even entertain you.   In order to best do that, I need to check in with you from time to time – so today, […]

October 8, 2018

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If You Could Change One Thing About Your Life, What Would It Be?

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Guys, I love This is Us.  And I love GIFs (don’t believe me?  Ask the members of My Self Care Bestie – I’ve been dropping GIFs in our private Facebook group left and right!) And if loving those things are wrong, I don’t wanna be right. I wanted to share something fun this week, and, […]

October 1, 2018

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This Is Us GIFS: 10 Things Your Therapist Feels During A Session

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