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Macros and Manna

Macros and Manna

I would like to preface this entry by saying: This is not a blog full of dieting tips nor is it a suggestion to start counting your macros. Macronutrients There are a lot of fitness junkies out there who count the macros in their food. What does that mean? Well, there...

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Self Talk

Self Talk

Have you ever heard of an ear-worm? An ear-worm (or a brain worm) is when a song is stuck in your head and you can’t get rid of it. This could be an entire song or part of a song that continues to repeat over and over. Like “Baby Shark”. Anyways, the only way to...

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Guest of Honor

Guest of Honor

I shared some thoughts on my Instagram story last night in regards to pride that I would like to elaborate further on. Here is what was shared in case you missed it. " Something I’ve been challenged by lately is my pride... Pride by definition: a feeling or deep...

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The Purpose Project 2.0

The Purpose Project 2.0

A blurb from my journal entry on April 22, 2018… a year ago today. “Well, it’s Sunday night, and it’s my last Sunday here in this apartment in Gainesville, and I am extremely sad about it. For the past two weeks I wore a sling for my shoulder, I finished The Purpose...

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Midnight Earthquakes

Midnight Earthquakes

Why do bad things happen to good people? At first when I am asked this question, my knee-jerk reaction is to say, “Well no one is actually ‘good’ we are all broken”. I do believe we are all inherently broken and no one is good and need a Savior. However, I have...

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The Gospel is for You Too

The Gospel is for You Too

Why do bad things happen to good people? At first when I am asked this question, my knee-jerk reaction is to say, “Well no one is actually ‘good’ we are all broken”. I do believe we are all inherently broken and no one is good and need a Savior. However, I have...

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Food Babies, Body Shaming, and Ripped Jeans

Food Babies, Body Shaming, and Ripped Jeans

This is something I struggle with. Since I have been a Christian my whole life, it’s been my life’s commission to “spread the Gospel”. I want to apologize upfront for my brutal honesty and explicit thoughts on sharing the Gospel. I always like to remind my readers...

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10 Tips to Deter Depression

10 Tips to Deter Depression

Warning: this post is about body dysmorphia and orthorexia nervosa Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD): this when you become fixated on an imperfection or obsess over a certain part of your body. It could be a freckle, your legs, your cheeks, your tummy, your nose, or your...

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The Comparison Combat

The Comparison Combat

According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, “Major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older, in a given year. (Archives of General Psychiatry, 2005 Jun; 62(6):...

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The Will to Kill

The Will to Kill

I chose this picture to illustrate comparison, and I have to admit, I was tempted to "blur out" the blemish on my chin. Before I left for my second trip to the Philippines, I was knee deep in comparison. I had just graduated college, and I felt like I wasn’t going...

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