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Health Over Hollywood Turns 2.

I’ve started and stopped. I’ve come and gone. Forged forward and quit where I was standing. Held it up for all to see and pulled down websites pretending they never existed. Smiled with pride and cringed with shame. Shifted, changed, molded, deleted, added to, removed from, built up, torn down, adjusted and obsessed. All over […]

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What to Do When the Past No Longer Serves You.

“Old ways won’t open new doors.” Unknown This morning I was ready to quit school. Let me back up a little. It’s 2005 (okay, let me back up a lot), way back before Hollywood, and this one time, I quit school. Now it’s 2006, and I quit school again. Now it’s 2008, I quit school […]

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5 Reasons I’m Speaking About My Mental Health.

“You’re not a victim for sharing your story. You are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. And you never know who needs your light, your warmth & raging courage.” Alex Elle Okay. So it’s been a little over a year since I’ve been talking and writing and blogging and video-ing about […]

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On Living Out Loud (with Iyanla Vanzant).

“…it is time for me to stop whispering & to start living out loud.” Iyanla Vanzant Hi, I’m Amanda. I blog approximately once every three months and also ask permission about what to post on my social media. I have a problem. Here’s the thing: it’s not a problem having to do with the blogging […]

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About Birthdays and Control Issues.

“Nature does not hurry; and yet, everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tsu Nature’s good that way. I’m, like, not quite as good that way. Today is my birthday and in regards to hurrying, if you’d asked me 5 years ago or 1 year ago or 6 months ago or even as recently as 2 months […]

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The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost

Hi. I’m Amanda. And I’ve started this blog 2,389 times and have no reason to believe this start with be any different that the other starts, which ended with lots of weird spam comments about buying handbags in China. But I’m hopeful. I’m a bulimic and compulsive eater with Major Depressive Disorder, generalized anxiety, and […]

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