Surviving Anxiety

Surviving Anxiety

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Anxiety is something that I have had to live with for about as far back as I remember. I had debilitating panic attacks in high school that made it hard to function on a daily basis. In some ways,...
When my 12-year-old daughter first told me she wished she wasn’t so skinny, I immediately thought back to my middle school days and how I felt about being overweight. I thought to myself, "You’ve got to be kidding me.”...
Year End Review

Year End Review

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January is the month where we prepare to wipe the slate clean for a fresh start. While we all look forward to that, I always like to go back and reflect on the previous year as well. We can...
It’s the first week of January, which means it’s the first week of a new year. “New year, new you.” “Another 365 chances to get it right.” “Out with the old, in with the new.” While I appreciate the opportunity,...
Limping Into The New Year

Limping Into The New Year

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Does anyone else feel like they limped to the finish line of 2021? With the rush of the holidays and new wave of the virus, the end of last year was a bit of a blur for me. I...
A new year has begun and that usually means new year's resolutions galore. Instead of a new year's resolution, I find myself wanting to embrace my own weird self. That may sound strange, so let me explain.When I was...

The Joy Of Looking Up

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This morning I overslept. And I never oversleep. My alarm usually wakes me before my dogs or my chickens or my child. But not this morning. Barks were my alarm this morning because even the dogs know that oversleeping...
Presence over presents

Presence Over Presents

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Recently in a meeting at work, I received this icebreaker question: “What was the best Christmas gift you have ever received and what was the worst gift you have ever received?” I completely drew a blank for the latter...
There’s nothing like a big birthday to make you wax poetic about life, but here I am, having just walked through my 40th birthday. I am a self-proclaimed wanderer and wonderer which keeps me curious, meandering, and questioning always....
I flaked on my post this month.  I’ve been writing for the Chattanooga Moms for four years and it’s been such an absolute joy for me. Only a couple of months after I moved to Chattanooga, the opportunity to write...

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Family-Friendly Hikes Around Chattanooga

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Whether you are visiting Chattanooga or are a local, there are so many beautiful hiking spots to enjoy! Along with breathtaking views of the...