experiences

A Trip To See BryanBoy

I just started working with a branding coach, Brand id Strategic Partners. I am so excited! Jennifer Ransaw-Smith–the owner and coach du jour of Brand id–is someone I admire and have been wanting to work with for years, so even though she’s asked me some tough questions, given me lots to think about, and even more to do–I am pumped and ready for the challenge. And you all–my readers–shall reap the benefits. As part...

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My Mammogram Experience

I have been meaning to write about this for a while, but it was difficult when I was in the moment and once it was over, I moved on. However, in honor of breast cancer awareness month, I thought I’d discuss my most recent–as well as past–trials and tribulations with the ta ta’s. For those that don’t know, I’m over 40. 42 to be exact. So, at the behest of my gyn, every year...

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It’s All About the Family Reunion

So, my mother–who I miss every day of my life–was born and raised in Ansted, West Virginia. (We call it ‘Dead-sted’ because there is literally nothing to do there. I’ve seen chickens wander in the middle of the street looking for entertainment–I kid you not.) My mother, however, was proud to call herself a hillbilly, loved the Grand Ol Opry and Willie Nelson, and told me she had spent her entire life camping–which is why when I was...

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The Sarge Chronicles: Pet Safety

I’ve been meaning to post something about this topic for a while now. As you know, Sarge is my love. He’s spoiled rotten as evidenced by the photo in this post, but I have no one but myself to blame and I wouldn’t change a thing. Here’s the thing about Sarge, he’s part German Shepherd–which you can see from him markings. Shepherds are known for being loyal, among other things. Case in point, one...

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Don’t Stay Where You’re Not Valued

It’s been a while since my last post because I have been working on a personal project that will come to fruition next week, and then I’ll be back . Truly, there are only so many hours in a day. So, while I have been diligently focusing my time elsewhere, my mind hasn’t been idle–just my blog. But there has been something weighing on my mind for a while and I just think it...

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My Hypnotherapist Visit

Several people have asked how my visit to the hypnotherapist went. So I figured, why not tell the masses. I have to say, I didn’t know what to expect. The only thing I knew about being hypnotized was from cartoon lore. You know, someone swinging a pocket watch in front of a person’s face and that person becomes so mesmerized that every time someone says, ‘red,’ the individual starts barking like a dog. In...

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