In Love with Love

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In Love with Love

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In Love with Love

“We may regret that we’re no longer young, but we’re ecstatic that we’re no longer clueless.” Marianne Williamson

Today is my birthday. 43.

Even if I could, there’s not a single age that I want to go back to….not 39, not 29 and definitely not 19.

At each birthday, I usually take some time to reflect back on the year that has passed.

The last year has contained some profound change for me. I changed careers, got married and built a thriving business that is both meaningful and fulfilling. I had to say good-bye to my dog that I ...continue reading...

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How I Lost Myself and Found My Fire

“Passion is the oxygen of the soul.” Bill Butler

Fire is life; but my fire was almost completely extinguished; only a few embers remained.

I had been married for 11 years to a perfectly good man. He had a good job, worked out, watched football and had good relationships with his family. He packed his lunch every day, ironed his clothes on Sunday for the week ahead, said, “please” and “thank you.”

I distracted myself with my career and put my marriage on auto pilot.

I did all the things I was supposed to do and had all the ...continue reading...

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The Struggle We Don’t Discuss

The Struggle We Don’t Discuss

“We cannot ignore our pain and feel compassion for it at the same time.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

I feel like there’s something we’re not talking about; like there’s this small shadow of an elephant in the midst of our conversations and relationships.  Maybe if we don’t talk about it, we won’t give it life.  The problem is that if we don’t talk about it, we will either create a numb existence for ourselves ...continue reading...

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Three Things I’ve Learned from Telling my Story

“It does not have to be a story of drama or heroism.  It only has to be real and honest.”              Rev. Linda Middelberg

Lots of people have a goal to one day write a book; I certainly did. I had been in the process of writing a book for more than two years. It began as simple journaling to unleash the myriad of thoughts and feelings from my head and heart onto paper during a very painful time in my life.  I didn’t know it would ever become a book or “my story,” I just knew that writing it ...continue reading...

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Living a Lie

“Break the silence.  Find a safe way to begin to live… outside of the confines of living a lie—and figure out what it would look like to live in the light of the truth.” Dr. Robin Smith

I used to know a woman who had it all together.  She had a picture-perfect life – a nice husband, a big home, a good job – probably not a care in the world.  She had a large circle of friends, a supportive family, she was fairly healthy – surely she was happy and content in her life.  What I ...continue reading...

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I See You.

Authenticity means exercising the compassion to know that we are all made of strength and struggle.”  Brené Brown, Gifts of Imperfection

I believe that “being seen” is one of the most profound human experiences we can have this side of heaven.  I think it means that someone understands, accepts and loves your heart, the core of your being.  They are able to fully acknowledge all the beauty right alongside all the ugly; they are able to smile at all the joy, as well as the sadness; they celebrate the light burning inside of us, as much as the darkness ...continue reading...

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  1. Thoroughly related and loved this.

    by Cindy on January 22nd, 2014 at 7:26 pm
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