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Facing My Fears and Enjoying the Ride

I overcame my fear of needles by walking directly into a blood donation drive. 

I overcame my fear of heights through rock climbing

I overcame my fear of public speaking by becoming president of a student organization in college. 

I overcame my fear of wearing a bikini by buying one and heading immediately to the beach.

I could go on and on.

I can’t place my finger on when I decided to rid my life of fear. Sure, I still get scared, but unless there’s an actual threat, I feel the fear and do it anyway.


Acts of Self-Love That Will Change Your Life

We all have our weaknesses.

I, for one, am too hard on myself. I’m obsessive. A perfectionist. It’s easy for me to criticize or blame myself. Being kind, loving and understanding to ourselves doesn’t come as easy. Why? Because for a lot of us, it’s a habit. We put ourselves down, without even thinking about it most of the time.


60 Last-Minute Ideas for Lent

Ready or not, here it comes. Lent – a season for Christians that often brings thoughts of (sometimes unwilling) sacrifice. Let me guess: every year you think you should give up something that will be A) difficult, B) life-changing, and C) creative, yet often think about how difficult the rest of the season is going to be.


DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

You’ll want to eat this, but I don’t suggest it. I mean, you could, but that’d be weird. It is a recipe, technically…but a better idea is to rub a little on those dry lips to make them soft and lovely.

If you’ve been suffering from dry, itchy, flaky “winter” skin, stop wasting money on those pricey body scrubs and moisturizers and head to the kitchen to whip up a batch of Brown Sugar Body Scrub in just a few minutes.

 

Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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