Allyson Clayton


After many years of the usual grind, I began to reassess everything. I had many things to be happy about, but life and routine began to chip away at my soul. I was exhausted. Something just wasn’t right. I had been living with health challenges for well over a decade, and all that time I was managing and making it work. It just reached a point where something had to give.

The time had come for me to work toward my best, happiest place.

My philosophy? Our lives begin and end, and it all goes so terribly fast. I want to make the most of what goes in between.

I am very much a work in progress. I imagine I always will be. In sharing the realities, humor and struggles of my marriage and relationships, loving myself, and finding the awesome things in this world that move me, I hope you can find it in yourself to do the same. Do whatever excites you and makes you happy!

I have tons of dreams. I want to make my mark on the world, create fantastic, larger-than-life stories and publish them someday. I want to heal my body. I want to look in the mirror and love what I see, every minute of every day. I want to find inspiration all around me, and I want whatever I discover to make me better at everything I set out to do. I want happiness and adventures, with my husband and doggies along for the ride.

And above all, I want this world to be a place where love, humor, hopes, dreams, passions, talent, good health, compassion for self and others, and living life without reservation are all to be celebrated.

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The Word Is Love-Lessons in Self-Acceptance, Relationships & Other Things That Really Matter
Price: $6.97 USD. Words: 35,510. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
For years I managed my life and responsibilities in the shadow of illness. I struggled to be happy. Anger consumed me. I grew tired as I mourned the former me. The Word Is Love-Lessons in Self-Acceptance, Relationships & Other Things That Really Matter explores the beginning of this long overdue journey, presented in a collection of essays about my experiences.

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appreciation    family    illness    inspiration    life lessons    love