Mental Toughness and Tenderness

by candy barone Nov 12, 2021
It’s been over 10 years since I challenged my body to really perform at its peak level of performance. This year, alone, I have had two profound opportunities to do just that.
 
My first experience was in August when I was honored to bring my message and training to a unit in the Army Reserves. Not only was I asked to deliver a...
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Opening to GRACE: Part V - Embracing “ME” … All of Me

by candy barone Nov 03, 2021
The journey in opening to GRACE has not come without it’s set of frustration, anxieties, discomfort, and full-out resistance. The past three years have challenged me in ways that I wasn’t prepared for.
 
My connection to my intuition got stronger, and I started to recognize the whispers more and more. I learned how to listen,...
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Opening to GRACE: Part IV - Stillness & Softness

by candy barone Oct 25, 2021
Going into November of last year, I felt depleted, tapped out, and at a cellular level of exhaustion. It hit me full force. All of the energy of 2020 had built up and taken it’s toll on me (I’m guessing you might be able to relate), and everything in me screamed I needed space and grace for real restorative healing.
 
In fact,...
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Opening to Grace: Part III - Calling It Quits

by candy barone Oct 18, 2021
I was ready to throw the towel …I mean really, truly, deeply throw the towel in AND call it quits! 
 
I was ready to completely shut it all down.
 
I just found myself at a breaking point. Everything had built up and come to an implosion point. I just didn’t want to do anything anymore … not my business, not...
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Opening to Grace: Part II - Power of the Pivot

by candy barone Oct 11, 2021
Let’s talk about the shit show that was the last 18 months …
 
As I mentioned before in my last blog post, I really struggle sometimes with being vulnerable and sharing aspects of my personal life. I tend to opt to keeping my vulnerability “in check” by discussing both my business and professional experiences only...
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Opening to Grace: Part I - Personal Journey Home

by candy barone Oct 11, 2021
It’s hard for me to share my personal life sometimes. I have carried with me great shame, guilt, fear and anxiety about being judged in telling my story, and in sharing the trials and tribulations I have found myself going through.
 
Sometimes the fear shows up because I have to acknowledge my role in the situation, or take...
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The Intersection at Pecan Park: A Miracle & Moment of Grace

by candy barone May 02, 2021
There are moments ...
 
Moments where real miracles are presented to remind us to practice gratitude, to remember what's most important, and to lean into a space of deeper compassion.
 
Moments of grace.
 
I had a moment like that a few weeks ago, on a random Wednesday night as I was coming back from my Camp Gladiator...
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Be Your Own Soul Mate!

by candy barone Feb 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day.

Three little words ...

For some, today is a day to celebrate a powerful connection with another who elevates and enhances your life. A partner, who sees you, gets you, and chooses to share life's every day moments with you. It's that recognition of feeling love's embrace all around you.

And, it's a celebration you get...

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Honoring the Legacy of MLK

by candy barone Jan 16, 2021

 

3 Ways to Pay Meaningful Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This past year has been tumultuous, challenging, eye-opening, disheartening, encouraging, hope-filled, disparaging, heartbreaking, educational, and every other adjective I can think of. 

In the middle of a pandemic, we also found ourselves face-to-face with the ugly...

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Bringing the Blessings of 2020 Forward ...

by candy barone Dec 31, 2020

2020 was a challenging year, no doubt ... it had far more downs than ups, and rocked our world on multiple levels. 

While this past year has been challenging on every level, there still are many blessings we gained that we can bring forward into the new year. 

Getting my New Year’s Eve on ... warm, cozy pjs, streaming Blue...
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