Why we need to talk about emotional pain

Why we need to talk about emotional pain

  Emotional pain is something everyone deals with even though many don’t want to talk about it. Some hide it out of fear and shame. Some still fail to see the need to talk about it believing a person ought to just get over whatever is bothering them. But there is no just get over […]

2 kinds of self-care

2 kinds of self-care

If you’re looking for things to do for self-care, online there are a plethora of listicles ranging from 10 to 134 ideas for you. I started making my own kind of list until I thought Who needs another to-do list? Self-care is not rooted in performing tasks. Self-care is behavior that follows the mindset of […]

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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?   […]