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Ten Tips to Hasten Post-Fire Recovery

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The story I shared with you about my return to writing in a paper journal was only one story of bonfires. You see, I’ve built more than one of those blazes in my lifetime and I’m sure there are more to come. Building a bonfire to destroy old truths and outdated beliefs is worth it, […]

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Ditching Drama as a Lifestyle Choice

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Do you know those people? The folks who seem like something is always happening to them? Flat tires, broken hearts, ecstatic love affairs (that then crash and burn into tragic moments)? It’s an endless parade of always being busy, always running out the door, always having things be better (or worse) than they are for […]

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Ditch Summertime Blues for Summer Love

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Hello, darling.  How is the summer treating you?  If you’re like many folks, summertime brings around thoughts of vacations, ditching routines, and longings for bikini-ready bodies.    Personally, I’ve been awash with sensory memories. The early morning cooing of the doves and the smell of rain on hot concrete remind me of summers with my […]

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Want to Fall in Love? Start with Peace

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Once upon a time, I became convinced that if I had a perfect body, then I would be able to fix my failing marriage. I worked out seven days a week and spent at least two hours a day at the gym.  I worked out with a personal trainer, attended spin classes, and in between […]

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Once Upon A Time

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Once upon a time, I did what good Southern girls are supposed to do: I got married young and created the appearance of the perfect white-picket-fence life. We bought a three-bedroom “starter home,” got a dog and a cat, and began to plan for children.  When the children came, I turned my career upside-down, joined […]

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Hello, Darling. It’s OK.

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Hello, darling. I want to tell you something: you’re doing fine. I know.  I know.  You had a “to do” list a mile long this week. No matter how much you get done – or don’t do – this week, it’s ok. Seriously. Repeat after me:  “It’s OK.  It will be OK.” Beating yourself up […]

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What Have You Done for You Lately

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Hello, darling. How are you feeling this week? Are you going to give me the societal polite answer:  “fine”? Which is wonderful if you’re really feeling fine, but if you just told me a little white lie (or maybe a big fat lie), let me tell you something, darling: I can handle the truth. Good, […]

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Make Peace Not War

Make Peace Not War

The Best Valentine’s Gift Ever February is a time of love. For the romantics, Valentine’s Day is a time of flowers and romance, while for the cynics, it is a red and pink Hallmark holiday.  Men and women alike share feelings of shame and failure if they are not in picture perfect relationships come February […]

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Smoke a Peace Pipe

 In order to live in the zone, you have to accept yourself exactly as you are in this moment. Acceptance doesn’t mean that you are choosing to remain stuck; instead, you are choosing to end the argument with reality.

In order to live in the zone, you have to accept yourself exactly as you are in this moment. Acceptance doesn’t mean that you are choosing to remain stuck; instead, you are choosing to end the argument with reality.

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