the art of moderation

Hi friends! How’s the morning going? 

Last week,  I talked about some of the things that I learned the hard way, and I thought I’d continue on the topic and share how I learned the art of moderation. Just a heads up: if you think this topic would be uncomfortable or triggering for you, please skip the rest of this post. What we read can impact our bodies and minds, and it’s up to us make smart choices. Sending love and light to you all, and I’ll see ya this afternoon. <3


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 = my Yoda-esque wisdom for the day.  (Also, can you believe I’ve never seen Star Wars? The Pilot is always teasing me about it. There are a lot of classic movies that have missed my radar.) This morning I was off on a 10-mile run.  It’s not a personal distance record, and it wasn’t fast […]

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