My Goals for 2020

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It’s a new year, new decade and new chapter. As I consider last year to be a year of grief and growth, I believe this year will be a year of strength and serenity. This year is going to be different. I am praying for it. I believe it, and I am speaking it into existence.

Even though life is unpredictable and we don’t always know what’s around the corner, I do have a few goals I will strive to accomplish.

1. Graduate with my Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Child and Family Development.

2. Complete my certification as a Family Life Educator

3. Publish my Memoir

4. Move to a New Home

5. Pay off my Car

6. Get Certification as a Life Coach

7. Get a Pet.

Let’s Do This!!!

My Top 10 Favorite Inspirational Quotes

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1. “Act as if what you do makes a difference, it does.” – William James

2. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

3. “ Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.” – Michelle Obama

4. Grief is a privileged portal into soul work and transformation.” – Richard Rohr

5. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

6. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

7. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.“ – Cayla Mills

8. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Delilah

9. “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. “ – Maya Angelou

10. “Life is like a camera. You focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out… take another shot.” – Author Unknown

Book Review: There Was Supposed to Be a Baby, A Guide to Healing After Pregnancy Loss

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Book: There Was Supposed to Be a Baby: A Guide to Healing After Pregnancy Loss

Author: Catherine Noblitt Keating

Publisher: Hummingbird Press; Seattle, Washington

This wonderful book There Was So Supposed to Be a Baby, is an amazing resource full of stories, affirmations, advice, and even yoga techniques designed to help any grieving mother. This book is small and a perfect companion for the beginning of your grieving journey.

The author is very inclusive when discussing beliefs and faith. She states up front that if there is anything in this book that does not line up with your beliefs or values, feel free to skip it.

I loved this book as it allowed me to assess my mental health, give myself permission to grief, and put self care as a priority in my life. I highly recommended this book for any woman suffering a miscarriage and pregnancy loss.

This book is available on Amazon.

My Top 10 Favorite Spots to Eat

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As part of my journey of healing and self care, I thought I would take a moment and share my personal favorite restaurants and favorite meals to eat.

1. Red Lobster

– Shrimp Trio: Shrimp Scampi, Butterfly Shrimp, Shrimp Linguine, Rice and French Fries with Garlic Biscuits and Lobster Pizza as an Appetizer.

2. Olive Garden

– Soup, Salad and Bread Sticks: I’m always trying something new.

3. Buffalo Wild Wings

– Small order of Traditional Wings: Caribbean Jerk, Chipotle, Lemon Pepper, Fries

4. Subway

– Footlong, BMT on White Bread, Pepper Jack Cheese, Toasted, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Olives, Onion, Jalapeños and Mayo.

5. Hibachi Buffet

– Pork Egg Roll, Crab Rangoon’s, Stuffed Mushrooms, Vegetable Sushi, Fried Chicken, Orange Chicken, Salad. Coconut Shrimp.

6. Blaze Pizza

– Garlic Marinara Sauce, Feta Cheese, Goat Cheese, Bacon, Artichokes, Black Olives, Onions, Mushrooms and Oregano.

7. Campus Wok

– Orange Chicken Combination Plate with Hot and Sour Soup

8. Biggby Coffee

– Frozen Teddy Bear Latte’

9. Qudoba

– Pick 3 Triple Threat Tacos with a side of Chips and Queso

10. A Taste of India

– Spicy Goat Curry