HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!

WE SURVIVED!

It's officially been one year since Blue J. started! I guess what they say is right, time flies when you're completely stressed, working hard, commuting to different sites, doing your own admin work, marketing, networking, and...having fun. 

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Janet Navarrette
Breastfeeding

Coach Cheryl has recently added NEW MOM to her list of what makes her awesome! She's shared some thoughts about breastfeeding which is important for everyone to read! When we begin to share and revel in the wonderful functionalities of our bodies (especially for women), we will come to appreciate and be proud of what we're capable of and less worried of just pure aesthetics. 

Breastfeeding.

One thing they don't tell new moms how beautiful, frustrating, meaningful, and challenging it can be. 

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August: Digital Sabbath Challenge

It's summer! The weather is nice and August is the perfect time for a Digital Sabbath.

sab·bath /'sabəTH/ noun

  1. a day of religious observance and abstinence from work, kept by Jews from Friday evening to Saturday evening, and by most Christians on Sunday.

  2. a supposed annual midnight meeting of witches with the Devil.

Just to clarify, we're going with definition number one here. But, perhaps we'll revisit number 2 another time??

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Janet Navarrette
Made In America

July 4th is my favorite holiday! It reminds me of Thanksgiving where we eat to our heart's content, except there's great weather and flip flops! Also similar to Thanksgiving, I always feel a strong sense of gratitude on this day. 

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Transformation Tuesday

Call me a sucker, but I love fun hashtags! Couple it with an alliteration and I'm all in! #throwbackthursday, #waybackwednesday, #foodiefriday...

Nothing pulls at my heartstrings more than "Transformation Tuesday" posts. It's the embodiment (pun intended) of people reforming themselves for the better. But because we're in an Instagram world, these photos are mere screenshots and they oftentimes do not capture the months even years of hard work and dedication it takes to improve on that level. Ultimately, the outcome is not just one transformation on some Tuesday - it's many many Tuesdays of climbing an uphill battle and it's continued future Tuesdays of remaining discipline. 

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Janet Navarrette
Community

I grew up in a low-income apartment complex on the East Side of San Jose. We played basketball with no hoops, yelled "car" when a car was about to interrupt our touch football game and was chased by an unruly stray dog on a weekly basis. I remember during the holidays, they would pass out toys in our community center for all the kids in the neighborhood. One year, I got a purple My Little Pony with a bright pink tail.

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Janet Navarrette