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As we start a new year we are all most likely reflecting and wanting to make some changes in our lives. While health is usually at the top of most of our list- losing weight, being more active and eating better- I am reminded that health is also affected internally in the way we think. Our impression of “self” our ability to filter out positive and negative and our belief that we are worthy. I have had some time to question my purpose and my feeling of loneliness as many of you know who read my last long post. Yesterday I spent several hours watching “SuperSoul Sessions” on Own TV, something I really needed to see. Today I came across this TED Talk and it really hit home why the year of 2015 feels like my best year of living so far. …


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by Sheri Sutton

Last night at a gals gathering I received a lot of compliments about how great I looked. Turning 5o this year really affected me (in my head) so I drastically changed my diet and fitness plan because I want to look and feel healthier as I age. As strange as it sounds those wonderful sweet comments actually triggered some old issues and made me feel very insecure. Regardless of what anyone else sees when they look at me, I still struggle with my self image. I hate my legs, I hate my lack of fashion sense, I hate how my skin is changing as I age and when I look in the mirror today I still see the same stuff I disliked before I even started down my new healthy path. As a woman I really think our society makes it hard to understand what beauty really is and it is not being a size 2 which I will NEVER be. It is not hiding the wrinkles, having perfect boobs or having the ability to look like a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. …


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by Sheri Sutton

This morning I laid in bed and watched as the beautiful pink and purple colors surrounded the skyline. I felt completely relaxed, content, peaceful and happy. I watched as the light intensified into bright orange as the sunlight took over and a new day began….spring is in the air!

Last night I awoke in the middle of the night gasping for air, my heart was beating fast and felt as though it would jump right out of my chest. It was one of those dreams where out of no where your body is reacting as if a tragic event has happened. I was crying, I was feeling deep sadness, hurt and uncontrollable pain in the center of my chest. It was the kind of pain you feel when someone close to you dies, that impending feeling of loss, of grief…of despair. Before I had full control over my thoughts I was aware of the person in my dream, I knew him, he was from my past over 14 years ago. …


Do you want to live an extroidinary life?

by Sheri Sutton

I have amped up my soul searching efforts lately, perhaps it is because I am older, maybe I am at a crossroads with life vs. happiness. What ever the case I am realizing that there are a lot of unhappy, angry and unhealthy people out there and that saddens me. Are you one of them? What would you say if I asked you this question; “Do you want to live an extroidinary life?” I present that question to myself often and as I grow I find that it is continuously changing.

When I first thought deeply about this question it centered around money because I felt with more money I could be much happier, and live more extraordinarily. In our culture most of us tend to center everything in our lives around money. When in our teens we want money to buy candy or toys and then a car and gas money. When we graduate from high school we need money to go to college because a college education assures we will be more successful which will offer us a higher source of income. When we get out of college we need more money to provide our lives with new opportunities in travel, in buying a home, in buying a new car or perhaps in having a family. It we grow up poor we may not have any of these beliefs it may just be the ability to survive. If we grow up rich, money may have no measure but we might be lacking in other areas due to circumstances money may have created. …

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