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North Star

Last week I wrote to you about the ring. In it, I shared that often in life we are confused about the noises from the stands and distracted by what is right in front of us. On...
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The Ring

If you've been following my writing for a while now it's not news to you that I quote Brene Brown often. Brene's research on shame is groundbreaking. Early on in my reading of her work Brene quoted...
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Leave the Pain

Last week, I wrote about the importance of sitting with pain and fear. In writing this piece I wanted to give others hope for how to sit in our own discomfort to live a life of joy....
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How to Sit with Pain

I’ve written so much over the past six months about the importance of walking through pain, being at home with yourself, and shedding all that does not serve you. I’ve taken you through the woods, into the...
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Awake

Over the course of my lifetime, I have always run from reality, hard. As an empath, I want peace, love, and harmony. When discomfort, rejection, and pain come into my mind they conflict with my inner belief...
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Fearless

Over the past several months I have taken a different approach to my blog and written as I walk through my own journey of leaving trauma. I am healing my own personal trauma and believe in a...
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Spirit of a Warrior

Fear lives inside of us as a wise messenger, to tell us when we are not ourselves; to tell us when we are in danger. Yet unguided fear, as I wrote about last week, loses her wisdom...
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The Witch Hunt

When I was a child I went through a period where I was obsessed with the Salem Witch Trials. My mom even took me to Salem to see the museum.  At the time I think I was...
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A Few of My Favorite Things

Over the past several months I've been writing to you about the courage and joy that come from walking through pain. About the importance of feeling our feelings versus shoving them down, avoiding them, or taking them...
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Blue Eyes

This weekend was a quiet one without my boys. I earned something on Audible called a "Weekend Warrior," which I guess means I've listened long enough to be a warrior by their definition. The book I can't...
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Finding Authentic Joy

In closing out my last series about struggle, grief, and, and strength I intentionally wanted to write about authentic joy. I wanted to experience and provide an example about how joy can be found anywhere and anytime....
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Too Strong for Who?

I don't know if this is true for anyone else who has a sister but my sister is part of me and I'm part of her. I can't explain it but we know each other in our...
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Ink-Black Skies

Last week I wrote to you all about staying true to myself through my divorce and the importance of staying true to yourself. I have to be honest, this has been the struggle of my life and...
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Roots in the Grass, Wings in the Sky

Over the past few months, I've been alluding to my own personal struggles as well as our collective trauma as a nation. This week I publicly announced that I'm getting a divorce. One thing that I've committed...
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Finding Our Roots

Over the past two weeks, I've been writing to you about looking underneath the leaves of our psyche and how to slowly start overturning each leaf. As I lift my own leaves I'm reminded of my own...
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Sitting with Ourselves

So what else is there? What else is Beneath the leaves? This is a question I believe we will all be asking ourselves our entire lives as we navigate from our ego to our knowing and back...
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Beneath the Leaves

Last week I wrote to you about being lost within the forest of life. I believe as humans we all get lost during periods of our life for a multitude of reasons. In the forest, there are...
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Walking Home to Ourselves

As a parent, there are a million joys that come from getting to know your little humans. I've always been fascinated by nature vs. nurture. The thing that has taken my heart by storm, however, is children's...
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Choose Pain, Come Home

It's Monday morning and I'm sitting in my office, outside of the house for the first time since March. I also dropped off my son, Dametrius, at in-person school at 7:15 AM today.  After three weeks as...
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