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When Life Is a Roller Coaster Ride Hold Onto Enough

I’m not a huge fan of roller coasters but I like certain ones. I don’t like the steep vertical drops. The tick tick tick tick sound as it slowly creeps up into the sky looking like I’m being jettisoned into space unnerves me. My heart pounds anticipating the drop to come. The fear locks my […]

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Independence is Not Freedom

As a granddaughter of immigrants, I was raised to appreciate the price of freedom. America’s journey to become free from the tyranny of England began with the Declaration of Independence. A lot of blood was shed in the process. But I’ve learned that independence is not freedom. I appreciate the desire to come out from […]

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The Power of Knowing You’re Loved in Your Messy Life

Do you know how powerful it is to know you’re loved? Your immediate response might be yes, of course. But do you really? I know I didn’t. I knew how painful and powerless it was to not know it. It wasn’t until I crossed the line I understood. What line am I talking about?   […]

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5 Steps to Know Yourself & Live Freely

  Little kids are so free. They can dance like a baboon with a bucket on their head, or sing Jingle Bells off tune in May. They are unfettered by what people think of them. Living freely out of their true self comes easy. Or does it? Maybe their freedom of expression is how they […]

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Do You Value Your Inner Life?

  I completed the Tribe Writers course and found myself doing a lot of introspection. I needed to determine what now? I looked back over my journey and my writing and had these questions. Am I applying what I’ve learned? Am I being clear? Am I providing value? Why should you read what I write? […]

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What it Means to KNOW Someone (3+7)

 Love’s manifesto has the subtitle To be seen, to be known, and to be loved into wholeness. This is the craving in the heart of every human being whether they will admit it or not. We already talked about the being seen part. What it means, why we want it, and what it will do for us. […]

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Why We Hide Emotionally (2 things we need)

I had a different topic in mind for today but I woke up feeling strange. Have you ever done that? Just felt weird inside. I found a vague sense of discontent rolling around inside me. I responded with what I believed would fix my problem. Gratitude. I practiced some gratitude. Looked for reasons to be […]

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LOVE’S MANIFESTO

I’m excited to announce the launch of my eBook! It took weeks of writing, editing, and formatting, and I’m thrilled to finally share it with you. Love’s Manifesto. Love’s Manifesto To be seen, to be known, to be loved into wholeness   About the manifesto Love’s Manifesto is a small eBook about becoming your true self through […]

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How To Put It Back Together When Your Heart Breaks

Last year was rough for many people. This year didn’t waste any time dishing out difficulty in my life. January first was an emotional day. I had one family member in the ER and another taking a larger step toward death. I wrote about it in the article Are You Emotionally Ready For The Unexpected. […]

WHAT IS YOUR INNER ORCHESTRA PLAYING?

As I write this, my mother-in-law is on the edge of eternity. My husband and I went last night to say our final goodbyes. Whenever any of us encounter death the questions surrounding who we are, and what happens after we breathe our last, come rising up inside of us. Some have learned to shove […]