Monthly Archives: July 2016

Choosing to Heal
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Choosing to Heal

Healing is a choice. You can either decide to wallow or you decide to get up and press forward. For years, I defined myself as a “child of divorce” and then eventually as “the girl that got dumped”. Let me tell you, this took it’s toll on my attitude and thus, my life.. I was […]

Sticky Notes of Truth
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Sticky Notes of Truth

The sticky note—what a wonderful invention. I can write that important “thing” on this little note and stick it in view so I won’t forget. Sticky notes make the perfect bookmark, even letting me know which line I stopped reading at. I can stick that note right on the next line to read. I can […]

Women, Learn How to Take a Compliment
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Women, Learn How to Take a Compliment

I was inspired to write this blog from a book I just finished reading—Backwards Beauty by Jessie Minassian.  The core of what I’m going to write is from her. Just want you all to know this. Since I read this one chapter it has stuck with me in my brain too much for me to […]

Does the Pain Ever Feel Like Its In the Past?
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Does the Pain Ever Feel Like Its In the Past?

I sincerely ask that question with an answer I don’t have for you. Today I was doing my volunteer duties as a part of juvenile probation. (I do love teenagers, even those who thankfully have these resources to change their direction.) I was just chatting up my favorite probation officer when he randomly started telling […]

Body Image and Emotional Scars
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Body Image and Emotional Scars

When it comes to my appearance, I don’t think of myself like what you see when you look at the picture above. I’m often told that I “just shouldn’t worry about it” or that I don’t have anything to worry about in the first place. But like everyone, I have a pretty long list of insecurities. […]

In the Midst of Our Nation’s Pain, Look for the Helpers and Become Softer
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In the Midst of Our Nation’s Pain, Look for the Helpers and Become Softer

The past couple of days I’ve been overwhelmingly grieved. First was the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My immediate thought was, “Not again?!” The video was grievous. Then the shooting of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. I grew up in Minnesota. I know where Falcon Heights is. I drove through there […]

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