Change Overload: 2017 Year In Review

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2017 was a year of crazy personal changes. To say it went by in a flash is an understatement. This year of chaos was entirely self-induced and very much wanted, but I'd be lying if I said it was smooth and all hunky-dory. But now, having a few minutes to reflect, I am ridiculously thankful that all of this change has happened. It was quite a life reset of sorts, and I'm optimistic that 2018 will bring about some peace, calm, and joy. My 2017 Best … [Read more...]

Wake me up when September ends

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To give you an idea of how behind things are because #adulting, this was supposed to be a Transparent Tuesday post 3 Tuesday's ago. I was going to talk about some things coming up, and ended up getting sucked in by life. Change is hard. But all of these changes right now are leading to something great. I got a little caught in the weeds (thanks, anxiety) but my focus is starting to come back. July was full of chaos. Packing up a home of 10 years … [Read more...]

The Meaning Of Random Coincidences

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In today’s video I would like to share with you my perspective on what are the things which we often pass as random coincidences.  Im going to start by sharing a very personal story… It all happen about 5 years ago. My whole life I’ve been noticing strange things happening all around me, and as most of us think, I thought they were only coincidences, randomly happening as life was passing me by. In this Talkchology video I share … [Read more...]

Lexington Blogger Brunch: Pinterest Perfection and Social Anxiety

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A couple of weeks ago, right before the move, I was invited to a Lexington Blogger Brunch. While I've met many bloggers at conferences and meet-ups throughout my 8 years of blogging (some of whom I now consider among my closest friends), I've always networked in a safe bubble of plus size fashion or body positive fitness. I get invited to local store events (where many bloggers mingle) and usually decline because they have no plus size offerings, … [Read more...]

7 Toxic Sources of Chaos You need to Eliminate from Your Life

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You need it, don’t you? Having peace and control in your life, that is. You wish there were not ups and downs, no sudden crises in your life. You wish you didn’t have to experience lack, emergencies, and chaos. Yes, you understand that no life is free from trouble. You understand that no one can predict all problems and stop them before they happen. Some situations are plain out of your control. But if there was a way to shrink the amount of … [Read more...]

Feeling Behind in Life? Follow These Five Steps to Start Getting Ahead

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Not everyone’s life goes according to plan. What about yours? Is your life perfectly on track? Or have things taken a different turn–even derailed? More often than not, we find that our original life plans get disrupted: illness, layoffs, changing interests, and any number of other factors. When your goals take longer to reach than you expected, you might feel anxious, discouraged, and confused. You wonder when you’ll feel like a “real” … [Read more...]

3 Incredible Secrets to Take Control of Your Life and Emotions

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could control the Little Things in Life that Drive You Mad? Wouldn’t it be great if you could surgically remove all sources of stress from your life RIGHT NOW and derive more pleasure, enjoyment, and relaxation from each day – all without needing to change a thing except your mindset? Are you frustrated by the way that the little things in life drive you nuts? If so, don’t be surprised. We in the Western world … [Read more...]

Heart To Heart and The Meaning Of Friendships

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I’m back with another Talkchology with Tati! In this video I would like to share with you guys some heart to heart talk as well as my own perspective on what real friendships mean to me. I’ve noticed there is something strange going on with so many people. Not exactly strange but a lot of really fast pace changes are happening this year. Changes are always great, they are the only constant we have, as long as we don’t resist … [Read more...]

Fast Five

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Happy Thursday! I can't believe we're halfway through June. It's bananas how fast this year is going by. I can't decide if I like it or hate it. On one hand, it means I'm getting closer to moving and the excitement of starting a new home with Steve. On the other, I feel so frantic most days that time is slipping away without as much accomplishment and enjoyment I normally would. The lack of routine that's been caused by a long(ish) distance … [Read more...]

Turn on the IGNITION in the Metro

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As a serial entrepreneur there are a handful of task list one should accomplish beyond creating and developing an idea. Pursuing a business and putting it into legitamcy oftentimes prevents an entrepreneur from pursuing their passion or if not, at least, it may hinder and eat their time, resources and motivation. If you are part of the generation of entrepreneurs; getting to know IGNITION Venture Studio would come in handy (a necessity!) and … [Read more...]

5 Amazing Ways Purposeful Positivity Will Change Your Life

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This summer, we will happily celebrate the 95th birthday of my husband’s grandmother; we call her Oma.  We took our kids to see her not long ago, when she moved into a beautiful assisted living facility and wanted our family to see her new apartment.  When I say this woman is remarkable, it’s only because I actually cannot find enough words to describe how admirable she is.  At 4’11”, Oma is a mighty combination of … [Read more...]

Life Begins After 30

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Photo Credit Hello my Lovies, I would love to start by quoting a very funny Russian quote, I’m not sure who said it so I will leave it to be unknown: I’m in that age where all the cockroaches left my head, my ears do not hold any more spaghetti made of BS, but my potential is still Ohh La La. ” In todays Talkchology I would love to share my perspective on life and how amazing it becomes after 30. When I was in my 20’s … [Read more...]

Transparent Tuesday: Letting Go

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Hello and welcome to another edition of #TransparentTuesday! During #TransparentTuesday, we remove the rosy filters of social media and share real life.  I like control. I like it too much. When I sense some sort of potential outcome that isn't perfect in my mind, I will think of 20+ ways to try to force things a different way. If I work harder, faster, or better than other forces going on at the same time, at least done everything in my power to … [Read more...]

Transparent Tuesday: In Between Space

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Hello and welcome to another edition of #TransparentTuesday! During #TransparentTuesday, we remove the rosy filters of social media and share real life.  I feel like I've been on the precipice of change for a while. So close, but not quite time to leap off the edge. The thought of selling my house and moving to another place was always too daunting for me to do, so I dug in my heels and burrowed myself a nice, comfortable life surrounded with … [Read more...]

On Excuses & Resolutions: Online Fitness and HCG Diet

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I know I’ve mentioned in my past blog post in August that I’ll go on a reboot and post more often. Heck, I promised to post as often as I used to back when I have started this blog early 2000’s. However, as much as I have tried to get back in the groove, I kept moving health a notch down from the priorities. Today, I just really wanted to accept that things are the way they are and I have to evaluate my priorities. I used to … [Read more...]

Trust The Process Of Life

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Hello my Lovies, I’m back with another Talkchology video to feed your mind and soul! I made this video for everyone who is constantly in their head panicking and trying to figure out all of their steps at once. Our human ego instinct is in a constant need for security, permanence and the “need to know the outcome” of everything. We get so attached to the idea that we have to have it all figured out and layer out in front of us, … [Read more...]

Currently… It’s Gonna Be May

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I know, I know… the N'Sync/Justin Timberlake references N'Sync/Justin Timberlake references at the beginning of May are a little out of control, but I couldn't help it since I'm still in shock that it's already May. Currently: Excited: About getting closer to selling the house. It's been a lot of work and disruption in my schedule to have contractors in and out of my home, and more importantly, my office. I can still get work done, it's … [Read more...]

Question About Awareness and How To Accept Death

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Photo Credit Hello my Lovies, In todays Talkchology video I will answer a question about how I came to the awareness and view of the world that I have and how to accept death. The advice I give in my videos is only my own world view, from my own experience, from my own point of view. Each of us has a very unique perspective and view on life, it doesn’t mean that someone is right and another is wrong, it only means we can learn from each … [Read more...]