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To All Those I’ve Loved Before COVID-19

I don’t know about you, but I am missing the shit out of my normal life.  Like COME ON ALREADY! I feel like, for everyone, there are about 50 shades of handling the “stay at home order” depending on how strictly you are following this.  In the Lieberstein household we are in a pretty severe lock down.  I don’t have anyone with a compromised immune system, just a feeling that we typically have the worst kind of luck.  Like I would be the one bitch …

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Stop “should-ing” All Over Yourself

I don’t know about you, but throughout the day I find myself in a complete “should” storm.  I should be focused more on work, I should be focused more on the kids and their e-learning, I should have more patience, I should learn to sew, I should get up early to run, I shouldn’t have eaten pizza for lunch: and the list of “should” could go on forever. I have a feeling I’m not alone, so let’s agree to take our steaming piles of “should” …

Finding Sunshine
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Taking Life in Strides

My cousin sent me a Rachel Hollis post today and said “You are good at this. Taking life in strides” What a beautiful compliment. It really brightened my day and was definitely put right into my #glitter bucket!  I watched Rachel’s vlog post. It was a great message. She’s amazing. She was talking about  “How we take a hill when we are running and how it correlates to how we live life.” Rachel is a runner. I admire that about her. I try to be …

Little Interns
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Social Distancing – Week 2 Wrap Up

I, like most of you, wrapped up a second full week of social distancing on Friday and based on the press conference today, it sounds like we’re likely going to be buckling in for a few more weeks.  I’m grateful as I reflect on the last two weeks things have been overwhelmingly positive despite the circumstances that have us practicing distancing in the first place. I’m thankful to have been able to continue working and for a company that is set-up to so easily do …

Practicing Social Distancing
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A COVID-19 State of Mind

I am not a medical professional.  I do not pretend to be. I am only as good as the information I’ve consumed and with COVID-19 on my mind, I’m trusting that source to be the CDC.  Now that we’re clear on my credentials, I wanted to share how I plan to make this period of Social Distancing work for me. An attitude of gratitude.  Gratitude?!  You’re stuck in a house with 2 kids, a crazy dog and a husband that doesn’t have any work to …

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A Reflection on Childhood Activities

A few months ago I came across a video online that was collection of interviews across three generations of families from various locations. The question for each interviewee was the same idea — What did you most enjoy from your childhood? The interviews started with the oldest participants. As you can imagine, the grandparents of the group reminisced on memories that involved individual memories or past-times with siblings, playing outdoors in nature or among animals, making up games indoors, etc. Next, the parents of the …

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Detox: mind, body and spirit

Detox: a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification. Oh January, January, January … my month to pause, reset and free my mind. There was nothing specific that was unhealthy and it wasn’t that I was unhappy. I was just wound up so tight that I wasn’t able to think clearly anymore. I didn’t even realize it but there were little clues. I was too quick to judge, snappy and my mood …

Quote about food being my favorite F word
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I Survived 30 Days of Intermittent Fasting

This is not a weight loss success story…yet. At the start of the year, I decided something had to give.  I’d lost all my baby weight eight months postpartum, but shortly after I threw in the towel on nursing 20 pounds made their way right back into my life.  It didn’t help that with the year end holidays I threw calories to the wind and just enjoyed all of the holiday food and cookies I could stomach. When January hit I was channeling my inner …

A Happy Mother Quote
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Why you work, mama?

Recently my oldest, curious and sweet, asked me, “why you work mama?” as we were getting ready for bed.  Every night we play, read, talk about how our days were and then after he climbs in bed he likes to ask questions. That night was no different.  Asking why vampires have to cough into their elbows, if the bats will get him, what happens to bad guys and then BAM. Although his question was literal and out of sheer curiosity, as they always are, it …

Ape Thinking
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All About Compliments; Including the Best One I Ever Received

I have been fortunate to have received quite a bit of feedback over the years —and given the overthinking, analytical person I am — it replays often over and over in my head. Feedback – I welcome all of it — good and bad — because I’d rather talk about authentic things (even if it stings!) rather than waste time on bullshit small talk. Anyway, about 4 years ago, I received some feedback that has since carried the distinction of being the best compliment I’ve …