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What’s your “why”?

There’s a reason WHY you keep going. In some cases our why might just be “because I have to”. And that’s legit.

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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 3)

AKA – Addiction is addiction is addiction So, I love me some addicts.  And I am one.  My drugs of choice are sugar and flour.  My first husband took a certain other white substance to addiction, and my current husband is (thank the Good Lord) almost at 5 years clean and sober from drugs andContinue Reading “When you feel like giving up… (Part 3)”

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When you feel like giving up…(part 2)

So here I am again, being all vulnerable and junk. Control has been my friend.  I just see what needs to be done, and I do it.  Not everyone has that skill.  In fact, there are some who just sit back and ignore that which needs to be done (think – empty toilet paper roll!!!!)Continue Reading “When you feel like giving up…(part 2)”

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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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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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Blank Spaces

Blank spaces can be terrifying.  I’ve been in a blank space professionally, personally, and literally!  I’ve been contemplating all day what to blog about, to no avail.  As I’m sure you’ve heard – I’ve announced a 6 week program to help women at an emotional crossroads.  This was a big undertaking, and at the beginningContinue Reading “Blank Spaces”

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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.”

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A little Monday pep talk

Hello lovies!!! Mondays get a bad rap. For most of society it means weekend fun time is over, and it’s back to the daily grind at school or work, or other mundane “stuff”. But don’t get it twisted – Mondays can also be a day of new beginnings… Well, any day can – but MondaysContinue Reading “A little Monday pep talk”