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5 Ways I Simplified Life in 2016

In 2016 I committed to living life a bit simpler. The year started out with my boyfriend and I in a cross-country relationship, I was completing a full-house renovation, juggling my career, making time for friends and family, and figuring out post-fitness competition life. It was a hectic – yet amazing- time and I knew… Continue reading 5 Ways I Simplified Life in 2016

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Love & Relationships: A Man’s Perspective

When I set out to create a blog nearly two years ago, my hope was to build a platform that explored all aspects of love and relationships in a true and honest way. And while part of me feels we’ve been able to accomplish this goal, I’ve only been able to share a woman’s perspective.… Continue reading Love & Relationships: A Man’s Perspective

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Don’t Fall In Love. Rise In It.

I used to think drama in relationships was inevitable. I used to think relationships were a lot of work. I used to think I wasn’t deserving of true love. I used to think I’d never let my walls down long enough to experience love. And ultimately, I used to think if I ever did meet… Continue reading Don’t Fall In Love. Rise In It.

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How Do You Know Your Partner Is THE ONE?

I recently stumbled upon such a thought-provoking article from A Cup of Jo – if you’re looking for a neat blog that covers topics ranging from food, fashion, relationships and more, you must check out Joanna! The article, How Do You Know Your Partner Is the One, surveyed folks on the age old question – How… Continue reading How Do You Know Your Partner Is THE ONE?

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Is It Compassion, Not Communication, that is Key to a Happy Relationship?

“Communication is critical to a healthy relationship.” We’ve all heard it… and we all know how important it is to be able to dialogue with the one we love, but what about acting with compassion? In relationships, compassion can sometimes take a back seat. Our lives are busy. During arguments it is often times easy… Continue reading Is It Compassion, Not Communication, that is Key to a Happy Relationship?

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3 Things My Long Distance Relationship Has Taught Me

It all began back in October 2015 at a friend’s wedding “How’s dating going?” My friend Ryan asked. My response? “It sucks!” After Ryan inquired further, I responded with “If you happen to know a normal guy who loves to work out, likes to travel, isn’t an ass and wants to settle down with the… Continue reading 3 Things My Long Distance Relationship Has Taught Me