Embarrassing Childhood Stories | Chat While I Clean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQCx3aWUVEE&t=14s I meant to have this video up last night, but it's been sort of a hard week. Today I half-heartedly clean a shelf while I tell you embarrassing stories from my childhood. I'll tell you about the time I joined the fifth-grade band and ruined everything, as well as about the time that same …

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Is Eating Disorder Recovery Possible? | Self Love Sunday

https://youtu.be/JfigZMv1Lpw Self Love Sunday is a day to talk about topics related to growth and self-acceptance. Today, we talk about my experiences with anorexia and what my "new normal" looks like post recovery. I try to answer whether recovery from anorexia is possible and honestly reflect on my mental health. The National Association of Anorexia …

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Letters to Myself: Sharing My Decade Old Time Capsule

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=442E74Wdmw8&feature=youtu.be Thanks for stopping by! My name is Allyson. I am a recent college graduate, a writer and a traveler with stories to share. In this video, I read letters I wrote to my future self as an 11-year old, a 13-year-old and an 18-year-old and share some perspective I have gained over the years. …

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A Different Kind of Dream Catcher

I sleep with a voice recorder, a pen, and a slew of chewed up notebooks by my bed. I also sleep with a light on. I have nightmares. They vary in subject matter, intensity, plot, whether they succeed in their aim to terrify, but they're relentless. Sometimes I snap into reality, falsely thinking I'm awake, …

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The Witch’s Child, Wicked and Wonderful

Bedtime Stories Lilian Moore "Tell me a story," Says Witch's Child. "About the Beast So fierce and wild. About a ghost That shrieks and groans. A skeleton That rattles bones. About a Monster Crawly-creepy. Something nice To make me sleepy."     This is my mother's favorite poem. She seemed to recite it constantly when …

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The Day Gets Busier as the Hours Fly By | Three Peaks and a Valley #18

This series, Three Peaks and a Valley refers to three positive moments and one negative moment that happens during a twenty-four hour period of my life. When I’m feeling down, my mom tells me to remember one positive and one negative thing about the experience: a peak and a valley. Three Peaks and a Valley …

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