Since my 30th birthday I’ve made a very conscious effort to spend time on my birthdays to really reflect on the last year. How much has changed? The struggles. The joys. The growth. And, today as I turn 35 I look back at the past year in pure, wholehearted awe. I have laughed more, cried more and …

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Ever Upward, the blog, has changed my life. It has been ever influential in my healing process and recovery. It has brought so many amazing people, new and old, into my life. And, it seems to be helping some people along the way through connection and story. Ever Upward, the book, is officially finished. And, as …

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I feel intense, heart growing, soul expanding, unconditional joyful love… every time I enter a room and their nub tails wag with anticipation before they are invited to greet me. every time she cuddles her head on my neck. every time she tilts her head in her understanding of my human words. every time she …

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A defining moment for me in this Ever Upward journey was during Elizabeth Gilbert’s keynote speech at the Emerging Women Live 2013 Conference in Boulder. She told her story of how she first lost three other versions of her current bestselling novel The Signature of All Things before finding what is the magic on bookshelves …

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Alarm goes off. Check Facebook.     Feel alone. Sitting at stoplight. Check Facebook.     Feel pissed off. Break between clients. Check Facebook.     Feel sad. Pee break. Check Facebook.     Feel left out. Commercial break. Check Facebook.     Feel not good enough. Finish getting ready for bed. Check Facebook.   …

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In her Golden Globe acceptance speech, Amy Adams thanked her daughter for teaching her to accept joy and let go of fear. This is a lesson we all need to be reminded of. Amy Adams found it through becoming a mother. I have found it through accepting I will never be a mother. Choosing to …

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