S3 Episode 7:

Solo? I know that word can be scary or maybe it reminds you of your college days. I too was once a tippy cup champion and held that red solo cup high at bonfires by the shore. However solo shouldn’t scare you, it should instead energize you. In a relationship? Have a spouse or aContinue reading “S3 Episode 7:”

S3 Episode 6:

I am no stranger to therapy. I am the queen of acting happy when my world is falling apart. For years my coping mechanism was stuffing my feelings in my back pocket and acting like nothing happened. This worked, until it didn’t. One day my pocket got a hole in it and my feelings fellContinue reading “S3 Episode 6:”

S3 Episode 5:

All it took was one ring and I do not mean the ring of my telephone. As in one perfectly round plastic ring laced with hormones that you insert into your vagina monthly, ring. In the blink of an eye the Nuvaring changed my life for the better. At first I didn’t feel that way.Continue reading “S3 Episode 5:”

Season 3

Hey There!

Listen NOW on Apple Podcast Hey friend! I realized that I haven’t properly introduced myself yet…. that was so impolite of me! Hi I’m AmandaJean, but you can call me AJ. I hail from the land of 10,000 lakes, have a weird obsession with dinosaurs, sour gummy candy, and PYREX. I’ve been through a lotContinue reading “Hey There!”

{Summer Series}

They say every person we date changes us. For some it’s for the better and for others it can be for worse. If you are in the latter do not beat yourself up over it, sometimes good people fall into bad relationships. What matters is what you do with the lessons that you learned. DidContinue reading “{Summer Series}”

{Adulting}

Shitty things happen to good people. No matter how hard we try to avoid it, the shit comes along with the good. It’s a cycle. Our lives ebb and flow, it’s up to us to find the beauty in the disaster. it’s up to us to find the lesson in the struggles. And once weContinue reading “{Adulting}”

Love After Loss

There are many types of loss. Each loss type doesn’t have a guide book or road map, you have to navigate it yourself. Some have support groups and others just meet up at the bar to drink their sorrows away. When you leave a relationship you mourn the person you once were as you learnContinue reading “Love After Loss”

Leaders For Life

Participating in Leaders for Life is important to me because in 2009 I became the very survivor I was advocating for. My father, his broken heart saved mine. In 2002 my Dad survived a sudden cardiac arrest and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Because he survived, I decided to give back and in collegeContinue reading “Leaders For Life”

Getting Healthy: Mind, Body & Spirit

I have struggled with my weight most of my life and built up some bad habits that have been difficult to break. I am now in my mid-thirties and on the cusp of breaking that “I’m invincible” mentality.  I’m not young anymore, I have aches and pains, more recently I’ve had really bad migraines.  I’mContinue reading “Getting Healthy: Mind, Body & Spirit”