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Jessica Benassi
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Attended Illinois Central College
Lives in Peoria, IL
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Sometimes the Dove Dies.
I found my anger the other day. After months of sadness and nothing and hardcore social anxiety, I found my anger. My therapist had encouraged this moment, telling me that not only was anger ok, but that it was valid and that she wanted me to feel it. I had...
I found my anger the other day. After months of sadness and nothing and hardcore social anxiety, I found my anger. My therapist had encouraged this moment, telling me that not only was anger ok, but that it was valid and that...
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Everything is just fine
I read this story yesterday and was struck by the sentence:  "It's OK to not be OK. It's OK to show people you're not OK." Because ...of course...it's not ok to be not ok...because everything must be just fine. People are uncomfortable when things aren't fi...
I read this story yesterday and was struck by the sentence: "It's OK to not be OK. It's OK to show people you're not OK." Because ...of course...it's not ok to be not ok...because everything must be just fine. People are unco...
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Un-tangled
I'm learning lessons...so many lessons. I'm learning that I really, really want to help people and I'm really good at dispensing advice designed to help...but... I never really knew anything. I used to do what everybody does when they encounter "sad" people...
I'm learning lessons...so many lessons. I'm learning that I really, really want to help people and I'm really good at dispensing advice designed to help...but... I never really knew anything. I used to do what everybody doe...
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Hey Lola and The No Good Terrible Very Bad Year
2014 was a great year! Scratch that. 2014 was supposed to be a great year. I had been part of a dedicated group of community activists who had made great strides in making positive changes within their community, and we had great things to show for it. I sh...
2014 was a great year! Scratch that. 2014 was supposed to be a great year. I had been part of a dedicated group of community activists who had made great strides in making positive changes within their community, and we had g...
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Today's blog post is once again brought to you by my favorite magical intern, Mariah: How To Make a Vision Board Part II: Mariah’s Vision Board If you’re wondering why it took me so long to post part II of the vis...
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Please join us for an evening of dinner and dancing at The Packard Plaza, in downtown Peoria, on Saturday, February 28th. Our doors will open at 6:30 pm for a cocktail hour, light hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction. Your ticket also includes a plated dinner, complimentary beer and wine, ...
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Everything is just fine
I read this story yesterday and was struck by the sentence:  " It's OK to not be OK. It's OK to show people you're not OK." Because ...of course...it's not ok to be not ok...because everything must be just fine. People are uncomfortable when things aren't f...
I read this story yesterday and was struck by the sentence: "It's OK to not be OK. It's OK to show people you're not OK." Because ...of course...it's not ok to be not ok...because everything must be just fine. People are unco...
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Kierkegaard's Parable of the Geese
My therapist shared this story with me the other day - she thought it dealt really well with one of the frustrations that I've had in the past as a community activist, and... ...yes. It totally does. And it's worth passing on: A certain flock of geese lived...
My therapist shared this story with me the other day - she thought it dealt really well with one of the frustrations that I've had in the past as a community activist, and... ...yes. It totally does. And it's worth passing on...
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He ate the light...
"He ate the light..." is a quote from the movie " Jaws. " Taken completely out of context, this quote could mean just about anything. For me, right now, I'm in this weird place where I'm trying to find my joy again. I feel like I had this light in me, and n...
"He ate the light..." is a quote from the movie "Jaws." Taken completely out of context, this quote could mean just about anything. For me, right now, I'm in this weird place where I'm trying to find my joy again. I feel like...
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How To Make a Vision Board, Part II
Today's blog post is once again brought to you by my favorite magical intern, Mariah: How To Make a Vision Board Part II: Mariah’s Vision Board If you’re wondering why it took me
so long to post part II of the vision board blog, I am a senior in college and...
Today's blog post is once again brought to you by my favorite magical intern, Mariah: How To Make a Vision Board Part II: Mariah’s Vision Board If you’re wondering why it took me so long to post part II of the vis...
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Each year the Renaissance Park Community Association NFP continues to advance its goal of a better West Main Street, for the good of the entire community. Through our clean-ups, greenspaces, façade improvement assistance and community events, we hope that we have been a part of improving this ...
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Work
Occupation
Self Employed
Skills
Design, event planning, business management
Employment
  • Blue
    Owner, 2009 - present
  • Hey Lola
    Owner, 2003 - present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Peoria, IL
Story
Tagline
I just want to be better than I was yesterday.
Introduction
I make things over at www.loveheylola.com. I rant and rave about things over at www.loveandlime.com. I own a little tavern called "Blue" with my husband, and we work there all of the time. We have zero children and 5 dogs. Sometimes we foster dogs. I also volunteer with dogs. We really, really like dogs. Really.
Bragging rights
Self employed. It's one of the greatest things I've ever done.
Education
  • Illinois Central College
    Biology
  • Bradley University
    Biology
  • New York Institute of Design
    Event Planning
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Gender
Female
Other names
Gilmer