How Do We Safeguard Our Kids From Toxic Relationships?

It's in the media. It's on so many episodes of crime shows. Toxic relationships turned into domestic abuse. Families are ripped apart by the grief of domestic violence. How do…

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My Daughter Is Getting Married and This Girl Mom Is Getting a Son

The milestones of being a girl mom and raising daughters is priceless. Parenting comes with surprises every turn. Imagine my new delight at the engagement of my daughter. A feeling…

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When Are You Going To Have Kids? Sensitive Topic Most People Don’t Understand

We recently flew to Minnesota and being a family of four we had one row with the girls and me, then my husband across the aisle. A seemingly nice woman…

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Overcome Family Guilt and Shame: 7 Ways to Stop Saying Sorry

Guilt says you made a mistake. Shames says you are the mistake. Guilt motivates. Shame annihilates. -Susie Garlick Do members of your family bring instant guilt and shame? Specific members…

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The Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship: How to Stay Balanced

The ups and downs of entrepreneurship are like riding Mr. Freeze at Six Flags. If you have a business or are in the process of starting your business, you probably…

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Friends and Friendships…Healthy or Toxic? How Do You View Yours?

How do we view our friends and are our friendships? Healthy or toxic? Have you found yourself arguing with your friends after they've disagreed with you? Do you see your…

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How Do Financial Experts and Vulnerability Fit in Your Money Journey?

Dave Ramsey, Robert Kiyosaki, Suze Orman, Jonathan & Amanda Teixeira, Crystal Paine, Jessica Turner, Holly Reid Toodle, Chelsea Brennan. What do all these names have in common? They are financial…

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There is Beauty in Giving! But Do You Have Limits?

I write a lot about how the beauty of giving is a gift itself, literally and figuratively. What about boundaries or cut-off points to your extended hand? If you do,…

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People Pleasing: Set Yourself Free From the Lies You Tell Yourself

It's subtle, people pleasing. The lies women are telling are often so close to the truth, so subtle that they go unseen, but they never go un-felt. Women are telling…

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Grief: A Delicate State of Being of the Mind and Heart

Hello there and greetings to all who read this article. I hope and pray that everyone is doing well. That is indeed my hope for you. This article was going…

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The Aftermath: Pressing Through the Pain to Find Healing After Trauma

Warning: traumatic birth story detailed below. Please read on with caution as the material or descriptions may be triggering. Every January, as his birthday draws near, I have a tightness…

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Reasons Why We Hesitate to Ask For and Accept Help When in Need

Do you find it difficult and are hesitant to ask for and accept help when you are in need? Why do some of us hesitate when it comes to asking…

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Distance Learning: Educating the Heart Through Self-Compassion

How to educate has entered pretty much every parent’s home this year in a new way. As I write this I am embracing our third month of facilitating online kindergarten…

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Mom Burnout: Finding Balance in a Season that has us Burning at Both Ends

What do you think of when I say the word balance? Do you picture the perfect system or a schedule that FINALLY makes motherhood feel balanced? What we experience in…

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Do it Your Way! Listen to Yourself and Start Living an Intuitive, Empowered Life.

Have you ever tried to follow an “expert’s” advice that just didn’t fit for you? Have you felt like a failure because their advice didn’t work as well for you…

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Three Ways to Overcome The Challenges of Being a Caregiver

Being a caregiver can be very challenging and sometimes difficult to overcome but it can be done. On January 31, 2017, the rest of mine and my mother's lives changed…

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Forget-Me-Not: Caring for Those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

When I try to imagine what it’s like to have Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, I think of the flower that represents the cause — Forget-Me-Nots. Though…

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A Pandemic, Natural Disasters, and Politics, Oh My! 10 Things Keeping Me Sane Right Now…

The past 6 months have been unquestionably the strangest time in my life. It has been an unprecedented, unpredictable, and challenging time for the entire world. Not only have we…

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Sensitivity and Imagery: The Meaning and How They Impact You

Are you someone who is sensitive? If you are, do you sometimes ask yourself or just question, "Why am I so sensitive?" I have many times throughout my life, so…

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How Many Times Are You Willing to Get Back Up When You Fall?

We all, at some point in our lives, have fallen down physically or mentally, ranging from childhood to adulthood. We've collected a treasure chest full of scars from a few…

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It’s Not Only Okay To Talk About The Hard, It’s Necessary!

"Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage."-Brene Brown Life is filled with so many amazing moments. There is so much to celebrate, so much to be grateful for, so…

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How to Identify Credibility When Information is Constant

There is a constant stream of information in our lives today. We have devices that fit in the palm of our hands that have access to all the information in the world. And if we don’t have said device, there is certainly someone in our circle that does and openly shares this information, whether requested or not. How do we weed out the noxious misinformation? Is it possible to define credibility within constant change?

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You Reap What You Sow: How This Phrase Affected My Mindset.

There is an old proverb that mentions the idea of you reap what you sow. If you've ever heard this growing up, how did you decern it? When I heard,…

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Validation in the 21st Century: The Impact of Social Media and Communication

Validation? Validation is a hot topic in the 21st century. I don’t know about you, but I see it almost every single day. That is the entire reason for social…

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Military Wife Life: Tools to Survive the Constant Transition of His Career

The same day I chose this blog topic, I received a “heads up” that my husband’s name was at the top of a list for a deployment next year. He…

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Who is Helping You? Making an Empowered Choice and Heeding the Red Flags

We are finally entering a place in time where people are more open to asking for help. The idea of reading self-help books or leaning into personal development doesn't hold…

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The Day I Cried Over Spilled Milk: My Journey of Self-Care and Embracing my “Enoughness”

In 2012 I began my self-care journey and it changed my life in ways I'd never imagined. Sharing this story has become part of my mission because every time I…

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