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Just because I haven’t been posting on here, doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing! My latest posts include a new Top 5, my favorite read that (at the risk of sounding dramatic) has changed my life, and what was the hardest part of going plant-based (spoiler: it wasn’t giving up cheese!)

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Introducing LibbyCarl.com

Two years ago, I sat in my bedroom in our house in Cincinnati and started this blog. I had no idea what I was getting into, but I did know this:

  1. I wanted to write
  2. I was scared to death to do it
  3. I had a moment of courage and I capitalized on it.

I know this about myself: I get scared. Real scared. Almost paralyzed scared. Scared of judgment, scared of failure, and scared of what others will think. So scared that I won’t pursue what I want to do. Continue reading

Workout Without Leaving the House

It’s starting to get cold out. And it’s dark – a lot of the hours in the day. In these days, going for a run or getting to the gym isn’t always an option.

For those moments, I keep a workout routine handy that can be done without any equipment, is an adjustable length for whatever my schedule can accommodate, kicks my tail and is somewhat enjoyable (I swear intervals make workouts faster.)

So here it is. In case you’re trapped indoors by cold weather, traveling for the Holidays and away from your gym, or have limited time in between Holiday parties, this at home workout has saved me many times when everything else, except my commitment to myself, falls through. Continue reading

Grateful for Love

I turn to writing to process something. Often when I’m having a hard time. It’s my crutch to get through it.

My way to make sense of it. My way to find clarity. My way to find power in truth.

I use my voice to write about how perfectly imperfect life can be. That voice usually shares honest thoughts in my hard moments. What I’m not so vocal about is my easy moments.  Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 35 – Thankful

In my last Top 5 post, I said I was going to slow these down, which I have, but I kind of miss them! It’s hard to believe we are now in mid-November, hibernation season as the sun sets early, staring down the Holidays and all the time we get to spend celebrating with friends and family.

As I prepare for this busy and joyful season, here are the things (besides my early bedtime) making me happy… Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 33 – Last Week of Summer

Ok, it’s not the last week of summer, but it was when I wrote most of this.

I’m a little late on this Top 5 (like three Mondays and a few hours). I missed the first Monday after a Sunday night trip to the emergency room (everyone’s fine, the youngest left with two stitches in his tongue). Then I missed the next 2 Mondays due to life. Now I’m just pulling the Band-Aid off to get back on track and so happy to be back! Here are the things making me happy… Continue reading