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A lot of the time, the hardest part about working out is just getting the motivation to do it in the first place. As someone who is fairly new to their own fitness journey, I often have a hard time getting myself psyched up to do it. These are some of the most effective strategies I use to push myself to Just Get It Done.

It is worth noting that I am in no way a fitness or health professional (if that whole “new to their fitness journey” part didn’t already tip you off) and am not qualified to give…


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I have one amazing daughter who I would not trade for anything in the world. She is absolutely my favorite person on the entire planet and my life is so much better in every way because she’s in it. But I would be lying if I didn’t admit that the fact that I was never able to give her a sibling breaks my heart. …


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I have always had pretty bad anxiety, and it has often caused me numerous problems throughout my life. But since becoming a mother my anxiety has gone through the roof.

This is not uncommon of course, and I am not unique or special in this. I know plenty of moms who experience the same thing. Even women who didn’t suffer from anxiety before having children sometimes become mothers and then suddenly the existence of this other person (or multiple other persons!) makes us aware of just How. Many. Scary. Things. are out there.

Many of us find ways to manage…

Angela Cartier

When I was a kid I wanted to be a writer when I grew up, so I spent all my time crafting stories. This is my latest story.

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