Ep042: Recharge Your Spirit

Have you ever been working, working, working and then hit a wall? Not literally, of course, but figuratively reached that point where you can’t go on. You feel like you can’t function anymore.

Sometimes we have the opportunity to step away from that wall to relax, regroup, and recharge our energy. Other times we do not.

In this week’s episode of Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling, I share my recent experience with hitting the proverbial wall and how I bounced off it and restored my energy so I could continue my day.



What tips do you have for recharging your energy? Share them in the comments section below.

Ep041: Have You Thought About Your Health Lately?

How much time do you spend thinking about your health? Do you consider yourself healthy?

Do you fall in to the trap of thinking “health” only relates to your physical body?

In this week’s episode, I talk about the many types of health and offer an invitation to improve your overall health.



Episode Notes:

I referred to Episode 040: Facing Fear with the Power of Your Passions.

I also invited you to learn more about the Healthier Habits Starter Program.


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Ep038 – Self Care After Exhausting Experiences

Life can be exhausting… even (especially) the fun stuff. Sometimes we need to allow ourselves to experience some down-time to regroup and reconnect with ourselves.

In this episode, I share some ways to restore your energy even when you only have a few minutes to do so.


So here’s my story…

Earl and I spent 5 days hiking the Appalachian Trail from Rte 2 in Gorham, New Hampshire to Rte 26, Grafton Notch State Park, in Newry, Maine. It was about 30 miles of rugged terrain.

A one-mile stretch called Mahoosuc Notch, is known as the hardest, slowest traveled, and most fun mile on the 2,200 mile trail. I agree with all of those sentiments!

After 5 days on the trail, I was exhausted. This was definitely one of those vacations that I should have allowed myself a recovery day before returning to the job.

Donna Doyon - crawling thru rocks in Mahoosuc Notch

Donna Doyon – crawling thru rocks in Mahoosuc Notch

Hiking the Appalachian Trail north from Speck Pond, Maine. On our way up Old Spec Mountain.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail north from Speck Pond, Maine. On our way up Old Spec Mountain.

Donna Doyon after living the Dream for 5 days

I have always bruised easily, but this was ridonkulous! The bruises continue to grow and spread. This is what living the dream looks like. HA HA

Life can get hard. It may not be a grueling physical experience that wears you down; it may be a stressful job or health crisis. Whatever life throws at you, be sure to make time (and take time) to perform a little self care.

Self care will mean something different for you than it does for me. Napping, reading, or putting yourself in a Netflix induced coma may not be your answer… but whatever you do to recharge your battery, please, please, please do it. You deserve to live life to the fullest and we can’t do that when our batteries are drained.

Hugs and healing wishes to you!


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Ep034: Accept and Embrace Your Imperfection

I don’t know if you’ve noticed… but I am not perfect.

I know… it’s hard to believe. But there it is.

And you know what? I bet you aren’t perfect either.

And do you know what else… do you know the MOST IMPORTANT “WHAT ELSE” is?

It doesn’t matter!

We are all imperfect beings. Accepting our own imperfections and learning to embrace the imperfections of others is one of the keys to happiness and fulfillment.

In this week’s podcast episode, I’ll share a list of my imperfections and how I stopped caring about them (or am trying not to care so much about them). Enjoy!



Show notes:

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Ep030: The Wonders of Water

One morning I awoke to the sound of rain hitting the skylight above my bed. The rain didn’t leave me feeling discouraged or bummed about the rainy day ahead of me. Instead I became more aware of the wonders of water.

From the soothing sound of rain on the window panes, to the comforting sound of a toilet flushing, to the refreshing taste of a thirst-quenching gulp–water is a wonderful and amazing gift.



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Until next time,

–Donna