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Hello Healthy!

“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.”

– Joyce Meyer

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Health to me has always been about healthy eating and working out. I remember recently standing in front of the mirror and barely recognizing the person looking back at me. My clothes didn’t fit the way they used to, my smile wasn’t as genuine and the once vibrant and vivacious energy I would give off was just no longer there. It meant it was time for a change.

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Today’s Quote: 6-1-18

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

– Lao Tzu (Laozi)

M&Ms for your Thoughts?

When, if ever, is it appropriate to give honest feedback at work?

He wouldn’t stop staring at me. His smug smile so disingenuous. His red, round body had a portly presence, but it was hard to get past the way his eyes seemed to read into my thoughts. I couldn’t tell if it was ironic that such a normally small character took up almost a third of the page, his left hand pointing towards the phrase “M&Ms for your thoughts?” listed at the top. There was no amount of red M&M men that could keep me from wondering if this sheet of paper with only 4 questions on it regarding my experience in my current role was a cheap trick or a real opportunity to improve our employee experience.

I pondered over whether or not to respond for the next few minutes and then decided it was worth the risk.

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Today’s Quote: 5-28-18

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

– Confucius

Today’s Quote: 5-18-18

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

– Michelangelo

Today’s Quote: 5-15-18

Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.

– Malala Yousafzai

Dear Mom

There are no words or amount of days in the year that could truly express just how much you mean to me. You are the epitome of strength and the perfect example of who a mother should be. You are my mom, my best friend and who I aspire to one day be.

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Today’s Quote: 5-13-18

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.

– Stevie Wonder

Today’s Quote: 2-27-18

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

– Helen Keller

Today’s Quote: 2-26-18

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.

– George Bernard Shaw