The Tracey Yokas Blog

Ten tips, honed over the years. . .

Thinking about getting a tattoo?

If you've never been tattooed or haven't been tattooed for a long time, walking into a shop can be scary. I've gotten multiple tattoos over a span of about 20 years, the last just a week ago.  If you're thinking about getting ink, here are my top ten tips to help the process go smoothly.

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  • 17 July 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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What I'm reading and how it helped. . .

Just Finished, Up Next

There is no answer, no magic bullet, no potion “out there.” For a long time I believed I took up all the wrong kind of space in this world. I judged myself, harshly, based on the double digit size of my pants, and I felt “less than” because I didn’t live up to society’s expectations of how I should appear, or my own. Reading this one book didn’t eradicate this belief, and I still have plenty of tough days, but this one book did remind me there is something better than “endlessly pushing the boulder of obsession up the mountain.”

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  • 9 July 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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What I'm reading. . .

Just Finished, Up Next

A few words about what I'm reading and why. Click the photo to learn more. . .

  • 6 June 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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Your meme or mine?

The other day I was scrolling through my morning Facebook feed when I saw a meme that stopped my pointer finger in its track. The meme, posted by a friend of mine, read, “Sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles no one knows about.”

Oh, no, I thought. No, no, no.

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  • 3 June 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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  • Comments: 13

Always learning...

The Gifts of Imperfection

A few short words (for now) about my lady love Brené Brown , her work, and what the lessons in The Gifts of Imperfection mean to me.

You’ll be seeing these words—Courage, Compassion, Connection—here a lot. Click my picture to find out why. . .


  • 10 April 2015
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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  • Comments: 3

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