To the women who raised me on Mother’s Day

  The women who raised me shaped me. I think most men and women can agree with that to some extent. While today the strong female is a rising figure, for me a strong female role model has been a thread throughout my whole life. I think of how I move about my life day to […]

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Treat your soul this Valentine’s Day

Know that there’s a great deal of power in positive self talk. Tell yourself 3 things you like about yourself. Make peace of mind a priority. Only positive thoughts for your future. Make lists. Eat for nourishment not for comfort. Laugh. Think. Don’t think too much. Dance freely. Head up, heart open. Don’t trade sleep […]

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2018 reflections| 2019 resolutions

2018 was a year of tremendous growth for me. I’ve learned so much about myself, my desires, and my values. I’ve grown to appreciate the strength of the relationships that I have with my friends and family. The more I grow the more I find that these are really central to my happiness and how […]

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Announcement: I’m releasing an ebook!

I’m excited to announce that the blogger behind Thoughts and Thank Yous will be releasing an ebook in early October! The book will touch on intentions, affirmations, and motivations as we all navigate through this crazy journey we call life! Learn about effectively setting goals and working towards your dreams, all the while staying true to […]

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Words that got me through my week

I’ve been giving myself a lot of pep talks lately, trying to remind myself of who I am and where I’m going.  As summer shifts into fall my life has been shifting with it.  A whole lot of change has been happening lately, and as excited as I may be to start a new chapter […]

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Summer reflections

A moment, a minute, a month, a season. It always passes by so quickly, and yet we spend most of the rest of the year longing for it. It’s because most people feel they’re at their best during the summers. They’re tan, happy, relaxed, and graced by sweet sunshine every day. For me when I […]

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This I believe

I’ll always remember debating in school whether people are inherently good, or inherently evil.  There was never a conclusion or a right answer, it was always just a discussion. I liked to think that people are inherently good when I was young. How could people be inherently evil when those people were the select few? […]

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