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May 1, 2017

How to Live a Life Worth Dying For

May 1, 2017 | By | 2 Comments

“I’m not afraid to die,” said a good friend of mine with ease.  

Unlike many, she had already stared death in the face and won:  having been diagnosed, treated, and pronounced cancer free.  Like a soldier returning from battle she had wrestled with mortality in a way that was foreign to most.

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April 17, 2017

To the Woman With Father Wounds

April 17, 2017 | By | 12 Comments

I was wasting time on Facebook when my emotions made an unannounced visit.  Out of nowhere they instigated the worst ugly cry of 2017.  There I was, innocently scrolling through images when I stumbled across an article about Simone Biles and Sasha Farber’s waltz to You’re A Good Good Father on Dancing with the Stars.

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April 10, 2017

What To Do When God is Silent

April 10, 2017 | By | 2 Comments

As much as I hate to admit it, I have trust issues.  Showing up at the most undesirable times, they’ve caused me to question my friends, my spouse, and even GPS.  Generally, I’m okay as long as there is some form of communication, but it’s in the silence when I start to lose it.

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March 31, 2017

What To Do When You’ve Been Betrayed

March 31, 2017 | By | 6 Comments

At some point, it happens to everyone.   While minding our own business someone unsuspectingly betrays us. And just like that, we are left  breathless in a fog of disbelief.  

“Did this really happen?” we question, though we already know the answer. It did.  

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March 6, 2017

3 Types of Vulnerability to Avoid

March 6, 2017 | By | 13 Comments

I come from a long line of talkers:  my grandfather, my mother, and me.  Effortlessly I can go for an hours without coming up for air (My husband will attest to this.).  I’m also highly extroverted, which makes a for an lively cocktail in any social setting.

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February 26, 2017

3 Ways Being Vulnerable Might Change Your Life

February 26, 2017 | By | 22 Comments

I’ve lived a lifetime trying to be perfect.

Perfect Appearance

Perfect Speech

Perfect Life

But adulthood has been the absolute antithesis of perfection.  In fact, I might venture to say, it has been characterized more by an unexpected slow death of my ideals and expectations.

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