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    Depression

    Depression is real and a lot of people live with it on a yearly, monthly, daily basis, more than you probably know.  They could be your neighbor, best friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, co-worker, parents, anyone. The one thing that people with depression are scared of is saying ‘I have depression.’… …so here we go, ‘I suffer from depression and anxiety and it runs in my family and I’m the first to admit it.’ My Son and I  This past year my oldest son has been going through a lot and a lot of you know that being a teenager is not easy, it’s a struggle to figure out how you fit…

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    Growing Up Isn’t Easy

    Going Home  This past week I went on a family vacation with my kids, sister and her daughter to visit my Dad and his family in Ventura, California,  I was feeling really good with this trip, I was genuinely excited to see this part of my family.   This would have not been the case a couple of years ago.  The past 5 years my relationship with my Dad has grown a lot, there was a lot of healing and forgiveness on both sides that had occurred within this time frame.  Younger Years  Our parents had one thing in common they loved us! However, growing up in our household wasn’t easy,…

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    Allow Yourself to be Emotional and See What Happens

    The Beginning Let’s start from the beginning.  Hey! My name is Monique and WELCOME, this is my journey to finding myself through the old discipline from India called Yoga.  Back in my twenties is when I first started to feel my emotions, emotions received through interactions from my family, work, personal and romantic relationships…and let me tell you I FAILED.     I joined the military at the young and ripe age of 20 years old, not knowing what I wanted to do with my life, but at the same time knowing that I had to do something.  After I joined the military my ‘adulting’ went from 0-100 in what felt like…