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Dry January — Lessons Learned During a Month Without Wine

  • February 3, 2018
Dry January

My month without wine — Dry January   Have you ever wanted to quit drinking alcohol for an extended period of time to get a healthier perspective on your relationship with alcohol? I have and this year I did “Dry January.” Here are some of the highlights and lessons I learned from going alcohol free for a month in January. First, let me share what drove me to take a…

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New Years Resolutions and Healthy Changes

  • January 3, 2018

Happy New Year everyone — wow its 2018! I absolutely loved 2017, maybe a little too much. At the end of the year I noticed my weight crept up outside the range of my comfort. I also realized that my nightly wine habit that originally was fun, didn’t feel fun anymore. It felt like well, more of a habit than a special treat. The New Year is a great time…

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Summer 2017 Wrap Up and Lessons Learned

  • August 18, 2017
Family hike in Tahoe

Summer 2017 is almost over. Next week school starts again. We begin the busy season of school, soccer games, fall baseball, and a LOT of travel. Looking back over the last few months I am so grateful for the things we were able to do and see. I learned some lessons, gained perspective and enjoyed some really amazing family time. Here are the highlights. Lesson number 1: Sometimes summer isn’t…

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How Traveling Helps My Anxiety

  • April 13, 2017

After the birth of my second child, I experienced crippling anxiety and insomnia. It was such a struggle and since I didn’t have a history of anxiety it took months to understand what was happening to me. Fearful intrusive thoughts and a lack of sleep dominated my life. I tried to stay engaged with my family, but often times I was just living inside my head, all the while wondering…

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