Below is a poem that I wrote a little while ago. It’s open, it doesn’t hold back and its vulnerable. Underneath the poem is a rebuttal of some sort – a reply – proof that there can be positive change that comes out of these types of situations if you’re willing to put in the thought and the work.

August 7th, 2019

There are times you can look at your life and see that all of the materialistic things are exactly how you pictured them, how you dreamed it would look like your entire life. The furniture, the shoes, the flowers, the posts on social media…

But inside its like you’re a stranger in your own home….in your own life. Hell, in your own body. 

They say you create your own reality, but what if reality wasn’t something you were ever taught to acknowledge? What if by some sad mistake you brought this all on yourself – what if you asked for it? 

And what if, just what if the damage can’t be undone? 

They say there’s no going back, only forward. But what if backing up and backing away is all you’ve ever known on the inside while pushing forward with a smile on the outside and now the cracks in the middle of the two are are beginning to show? 

What if what’s staring back at you in the mirror isn’t what you always pictured and not at all what you dreamed it would be?

Then what?

Then what? Then you reinvent the wheel, or at least try to.

There are times in everyone’s life, I can imagine, when we all feel hopeless, lost and confused. Life is full of ups and downs, choices, rewards and consequences. But if we try hard enough, most of the time we can pick ourselves up, work hard to wipe the slate as clean as it can get, make amends not only with others, but with ourselves as well. That last part is a very important step.

We have to learn to find the joy in life and live off of that – take that energy and put it towards everything you do as much as you can. Take time to take care of yourself, your life and your relationships (and weed out the toxic ones).

That step you’ve been afraid to take? That leap of faith to get the ball rolling towards the life you truly want inside and out? Take it. I did, and with a lot of work things are really turning around for me. I’m not at all saying that it’s an easy road, but if you put in the work it can be so worth it. I’m living, breathing proof. Though I’m still working on creating the life I want and manifesting my dreams, in just one month things have really changed for me and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You have the power to turn things around and make your life exactly how you want it to be. Remember that, especially during the difficult times.

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Love & Light,
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On April 15th, 2019 our first little fur baby turned one year old! Oh how time flies. And in July we will have had our sweet little pup in our lives for an entire year. I’m an “extra” dog mom, so of course, I baked him a doggy cake, spoiled him rotten and even took pictures.

Cooper is still the sweet, silly little puppy that he always has been, but he’s definitely grown up and into his “teenage” phase. He’s found his big boy bark, has gotten better at social queues and communicating with other dogs and has even grown a bit longer and filled in around his middle (in a very healthy way, not overweight at all). He’s growing his fur faster so we are seeing that long-haired dachshund come out. He’s spunky and a cuddle bug, talks back and enjoys walks and playing with other dogs as well as meditating with me! He’s the sweetest boy and we couldn’t be happier or have more love for him if we tried.

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If you know me, you know two things are true: I HATE politics and stay as far away from them as I can and I LOVE Taylor Swift.

However, regardless of her bringing attention to this in a positive way, I am not just some dumb fan following her opinions blindly. I do not stand for discrimination of any kind. Just educate yourself and sign if you feel compelled to. 🌈

Check out the Equality Act:
The Equality Act

Check out the petition:
 https://www.change.org

Check out Taylor’s upbeat & supportive music video:
You Need to Calm Down Music Video

Only Love Always,

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I’ve been MIA for a few months, focusing on me and my health, as well as my family and life in general. But I’m back and hope it stays that way. I’ve got several great ideas for some upcoming posts and can’t wait for you all to read them.

Let me know if there is any specific content you’d like to see and I’ll see if I can make it happen!

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As Cooper turns 10 months old, I figured it might be time for another Doggy Addition of what we’re “Loving Lately”. So here’s a peek at what we’ve been using and really loving these days.

  1. Wet Noses Treats
    I tried this brand out for some Valentine’s Day treats for Cooper and he loves them. Plus the ingredients are great and you can get them through their site, Chewy.com, and even Amazon seems to sell them. img_5457-1.jpgimg_5297-1.jpg
  2. Dr. Lyon’s Dental Treats
    As Cooper is getting older, I wanted to start doing something for his teeth. Obviously we are going to get them cleaned properly now that he has his big boy teeth in, but for now we are starting to try out some care for between cleanings and decided to test this one. So far Cooper looks forward to “brushing his teeth”. They’re grain free and the ingredients are pretty good, it has a minty smell so it helps freshen his breath a little and the grooves in the treats are meant to help “brush/clean” as they chew.
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  3. TropiClean Fresh Breath Drops
    Cooper’s breath can be awful after a bully stick or sometimes even when I can’t find a cause. But my friend who has had a dog for a while suggested drops that go in his water every now and then. So I picked this bottle up a few months ago at PetSmart and it works like a charm! I was worried Cooper wouldn’t drink the water with the drops in it but it doesn’t seem to bother him at all and has helped tremendously with his puppy breath. Looks like Chewy.com carries this brand as well.img_5629.jpg
  4. Bandannas (Mostly from Dapper Dexter)
    We’ve purchased several bandannas from this company and so far we’ve loved them. They have such cute sayings and are made well and they don’t take forever to ship like some other dog accessory companies. Bandannas are so cute and so easy to throw on for any occasion. We loved the Valentine’s Day ones and we just got our St. Patrick’s Day ones in the mail!
  5. Extra Puppy Snuggles
    With the rain and wind chill we’ve been getting lately its been extra cold both inside and outside the apartment so Cooper has discovered that he can burrow under the covers with us to keep warm. His cute little face and how he cuddles on my shoulder makes it extremely difficult to get out of bed on these chilly mornings.

I’d love to hear what you and your furry friends are loving lately so feel free to share in the comments below!

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