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When I met Jesse we would hike a couple times a week together, and eventually started jogging and cycling as well. It was the most amazing experience, and I learned that “A body in motion stays in motion”.

The chronic pain, as well as the stiffness in my hips began to be more tolerable (I learned that movement is one of the best things for arthritis, more about that in a later post). Then, before I knew it, I completed my first half-marathon!

The pain hasn’t changed… the activity was the foundation for changing my perception of the pain!

I am sure the extra endorphin production didn’t hurt either -smile-.

Once I incorporated a more active lifestyle, other positive changes began occurring. I became more confident, more energized, and believe it or not, more positive.

Feeling good… well, it feels really freaking good and I didn’t want it to end. I want to feel happy, and content with life… and after feeling so wonderful, I was wanting to take the Bull by the horns!

I began reading every self-help book I could find… researching the science behind positivity, and made a commitment to myself… I would start loving my SELF in the ways that I love others.

I decided to give all of the love, support, encouragement, and kindness that I freely give to others… to myself.

If I love myself as passionately as I love others, what could I accomplish?

I wanted to find out.

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