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Be Tender—We Are All Icebergs

We’ve all felt judged and misunderstood. Certainly, we have all passed judgment and failed to understand. Judgment can become such an instinctive voice of reasoning …

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Plan B

Finding Faith In Myself

For most of my life, when I approached anything I wanted to have or achieve, my self-talk prepared me for how I’d feel if I …

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Life

Putting My Feet Down

I’ve been going through a hard thing. Mounting stress, anxiety, and drama have come at me wave after wave—and not in a rhythm I could easily …

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Plan B

Distorted Images of Perfection

I slumped in front of the counselor with a full-on ugly cry, confused and struggling. A few short months after my ex-husband and I had separated, my counselor …

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Life

A Chair For Momma

I miss my mommy today. It’s been 45 days since Mom died, and I still can’t believe she’s really gone. In some ways, she is …

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Life

Rest and Doodle

I play this game in my head.  I tell myself how hard I’ll work this week, and then I’ll take a few hours off on …

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Quotes

Overcoming Writer’s Doubt: Fighting Perfectionism

By publishing this post on my blog today, I am entering the writing contest, “Overcoming Writer’s Doubt” held by Positive Writer. Whether you are a …

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Life

40 Signs I’m Turning 40

  Today’s my birthday, my 40th birthday. While I may have a few mixed feelings about the big 4-0, mostly I’m totally excited about it. …

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Life

il dolce far niente

il dolce far niente the sweetness of doing nothing I’ll admit, when I was first introduced to this classic Italian phrase, I was wrapped up …

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Life

Sometimes Compassion Means Looking The Other Way

We are taught that compassion means paying attention to the people around us, reaching out to someone less fortunate or less able. Showing compassion means …

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Life

I Need To Lift My Bucket

I am a city-girl, which probably makes me the least qualified person to talk about bulldozers. But I am going to anyway because the image …

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Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday: Small

Five Minute Friday is a weekly writing challenge in which hundreds of people participate. Everyone writes for five minutes on one word issued every Friday at …

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