Tonight, my words are ready.

I have learned that when the words are ready, they will come. Whether you are sitting at your keyboard or sitting in traffic, the words will come and they will claw their way out of you until you let them be heard. Tonight, my words are ready. They are not pretty or decorated with sugar […]

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This is how we love now;

This is how we love now. Good morning text messages and Facebook official posts. Undressing our clothes as we build walls around our hearts, No one ever truly sees us naked anymore. This is how we love now. Love is not intercepted notes in English class and hanging up each time his dad answers the […]

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the only way out is in.

It’s amazing how alone we can feel until we encounter someone who understands the inconsistent beat of our terrified heart. I know all too often how it feels to be in a room full of thousands of people and still feel so alone. To try and fill that void is a lost cause because, often […]

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A sweet reminder that You. Are. Enough.

This is a letter to remind you that you’re beautiful, should you ever forget. I hope you know that you are the most beautiful in the morning, eyes fluttering awake at the first sign of light, arms begging to hold the pillow for just five more minutes, legs aching to remind you how easy it […]

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Anything but ordinary–what life is really all about

I’ve always been a dreamer. Finding possibility in the impossible, accepting the challenge when someone tells me I can’t do something, and going to bed at night knowing that my dreams with eyes wide open will always beat the dreams I see in my sleep. I often feel the fire burning within me, as I […]

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hope for the hopeless

I can’t promise you a perfect life. I can’t promise you clear skies and sunshine and rainbows overhead. I can’t promise there won’t be long nights or silly fights and Storms that never seem to end. But I can promise you this, my beloved, my best side, my other half; the moment I start loving […]

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The Truth about Bodybuilding.com

TAKE YOUR HEART SPOTLIGHT: BODYBUILDING.COM I’ve been a loyal bodybulding.com customer since before I can remember. In fact, I have harbored such an intense loyalty to the company that I actually feel as though I’m being unfaithful if I shop anywhere else. Being born and raised in Boise, Idaho (bb.com’s hometown) set the precursor for […]

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Flipping the Birdie to Self-Loathing

There I was, halfway through a 90-minute hot yoga class, panting like a (downward) dog, cursing my (aunt) flow, while practicing my Vinyasa Flow, and sweating my (figurative) balls off. For some odd reason, the teacher decided to worship birds today. We chirped and pecked our way through pigeons,  eagles and swans. We performed variations […]

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In a room full of darkness, all I saw was light.

  I’m scared. Not the kind of scared where you check the closet twice for monsters and make a flying leap onto your bed so the girl from The Sixth Sense does not reach out from underneath to grab your legs. Not the kind of scared you feel on the drive to your boyfriend’s house […]

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