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Resentments

I’m sure you’ll agree- a woman can hold a resentment.   We are built to remember all the things.  Our minds take in everything around us.  I’m pretty sure my uterus doubles as a homing device, because if someone can’t find something, I can usually tell them where they left it. We carry the mental load,Continue Reading “Resentments”

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The love/hate relationship with codependency

Codependency is something you hear a lot about in 12 step programs and groups for loved ones of alcoholics/addicts There’s books (Melodie Beatty’s Codependent No More being one of them) written about the subject. How to define codependency, how to determine if you’re codependent, how to “fix” it. It’s been my experience that it’s neverContinue Reading “The love/hate relationship with codependency”

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Getting back to basics : The ABC’s of Recovery

Let’s get back to basics!   2018 for me is going to be about getting back to the basics, and I’d love to share that with you.  We’ve made so many things way more complicated than they really have to be.  If you’ve seen any elementary math lately, you know what I mean! There’s moreContinue Reading “Getting back to basics : The ABC’s of Recovery”

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Transition through the mushy place

A transition through the mushy place isn’t easy – but it is simple. What’s the mushy place, you ask? I believe there’s a place when the caterpillar transitions – it stops ‘being’ a caterpillar and yet isn’t a butterfly either. I imagine it being a mushy place – where it’s both a caterpillar and aContinue Reading “Transition through the mushy place”

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When you feel like giving up (part 4)

AKA – Betrayal So, we’ve all experienced betrayal at some point.  It could be as simple as your friend picking someone else for the dodge ball game, or as complicated as adultery.  When the rubber hits the road, betrayal sucks. I thought it was the job of my dreams I thought I was being groomedContinue Reading “When you feel like giving up (part 4)”

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When you feel like giving up… (Part 1)

Sometimes you just want to quit. Sometimes that voice in your head that’s screaming at you all those horrid things that she can say – “You’re so stupid”.  “Who are you to think you could ____?”  “You didn’t really think that would work did you?”  The snide laughter that cuts to your core.  Those areContinue Reading “When you feel like giving up… (Part 1)”

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4 things I’ve learned as a mom

Ok, so I have 3 kids, plus 4 stepkids. Yes, you read that correctly.  I called us the ghetto brady bunch for a while.  When you have such a wide array of personalities, backgrounds, not to mention multiple non-custodial parents and you’re trying to keep your shit together, it can be a challenge. Here’s 5Continue Reading “4 things I’ve learned as a mom”

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7 things to remember when you feel unseen

Oftentimes, especially as wives and mothers, we feel like our contributions to our homes, families, careers, etc. is lost in the shuffle. Here are 7 things to remember when you feel unseen:

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How can I help you?

Funny how sometimes you don’t realize how far you’ve come till you look back… I’ve had the opportunity to reflect a few times this week.  I’m realizing without a doubt why I’m here.  More specifically, why I had certain experiences in my  life.  There is a world full of hurting women out there.  We allContinue Reading “How can I help you?”

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Enough.

Dang it. For so long I felt like I wasn’t _____ enough.  Not thin enough, not pretty enough, not enough money, blah blah blah.  Now I find myself saying there’s not enough hours in the day.  Realistically though, there may not be plenty, but there is ENOUGH. And I am enough. I have a gift,Continue Reading “Enough.”