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Random Thoughts & Things

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Just some random thoughts and things I’ve been accumulating and figured you may enjoy one or two to start your week.

First and foremost, music! ;-)

Current #1 song on repeat (for a chill vibe of course) – “Afterglow (ft. Soundmouse)” by Phaeleh

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Press Play: Pop For Your Playlist


Many of you may have noticed, my blog was down for a bit. Apparently hackers had a field day and then we had to wait for Google to reapprove things. Annoying, yes, but could I sweat it, not beyond the patience for it to be resolved. So, here we are again, “fall seven times, get up eight” ;-)

Among many blog post ideas, I’ve been sitting on an awesome instrumental playlist I wanted to provide you all. However, because I’m happy to be back in action, I thought I’d share a playlist to match. So, a bit of feel-good Pop first. Generally, I’d share music that’s a little less traditional than the “top 40″ but there’s a time and place for all in my collection.

Hope it BOOSTS you (and or your training) on a day where a cup of coffee may not be enough ;)

Have Fun!

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Think The Best

Although my posts have deviated from the “fitness / training” theme recently, part of our Mission with Girls Gone Strong is to educate and encourage a strong body, mind and character.

The following is from a book titled “Choosing Civility” by Dr. P.M. Forni

Rule #3: Think the Best

“We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the avantage of a good light.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” – Paul of Tarsus

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Live Authentically

Recently, my business mentor (and good friend) told me that I lived an authentic life. He said to continue living that way over anything else because I would be happiest in the long term. I liked the sound of that but I was curious to know exactly what living authentically meant… so I looked it up and read the following:

Live Authentically – Living from the core of who you are for lasting satisfaction. 

I didn’t need to read any further. I found exactly what I was looking for.

Live Authentically.



*Happening, coming, made, or done quickly, without warning, or unexpectedly

“Suddenly” has recently become my newest mantra and philosophy. A few weeks ago, I was talking with my mom and she relayed a conversation and trigger word that her big brother shared with her (don’t we just love big brothers).


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