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Checkmate Challenge Group

What is CheckMate Challenge Group?   Well, I came up with the name because I’ve been talking about taking charge of your life, becoming the player of the game instead of the pawn. To checkmate all of your excuses and fears and go after the life you’ve always dreamed of. As for the who, what, where, when and why?   1. Who: You and Me and other like-minded peeps! We’re in this boat together, and we’re going to row row row to success! We’ll commiserate and motivate and inspir…ate (??) together!   2. What? Basically, we’re just going to...

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The One With The Braces aka Change

I’ve been listening to a really great podcast lately from Melanie Mitro called Women Empowering Women. Melanie is fantastic, having created a 7-figure business right from her kitchen table. She’s a fitness expert and lifestyle coach and have I said she’s amazing? Anyway, one of her mantras that has really resonated with me is this: You have to want to change more than you want to stay the same. Wise, wise words. Because the change has to come from you. It can’t be for a boy, or for a swimsuit, or for a high school reunion. You know why? Here’s what I’ve learned: when times get tough (and they will), that boy won’t be a big enough or important enough reason. When you get sore and tired and you hurt so much, that high school reunion will seem more and more like something to blow off, just so then you can stop with all the change and pain. I get it. I’ve been there. I am STILL there. But here’s the thing: You have to want to change more than you want to stay the same. About a year ago, I got braces. My teeth weren’t super out of shape (at least, to anyone who saw me), but to me, they were hideously bad. In fact, I was so upset by their appearance that I actually refused to go...

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Review | Wicked

Something has changed within me, something is not the same. I’m through with playing by the rules of someone’s game. Too late for second-guessing. Too late to go back to sleep. It’s time to trust my instincts. Close my eyes and leap! And so begins one of the most iconic songs in modern musical theater, Defying Gravity. And it’s certainly the pinnacle in a confectioner’s display case of decadent treat after treat. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, Wicked is pure imagination. A mechanical dragon sits...

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