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Insecure No More

When I think about my past, one of the things I would never have called myself was insecure. I had a diverse peer group. I...
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Size Matters: It’s Time to Think and Dream Big!

“Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.” - Marianne...

How Changing My Life Required Patience…and Other Realizations

I wanted to change my life. I found myself miserable at home, at work and unhappy with myself. I partied too much. I drank...
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My Experiences Abroad Gave Me Panic Attacks

My heart starts racing. I feel my chest tighten, skin tingling. My breathing becomes labored. Terror grips my body as I brace myself for walking...

The Bounce Back: The Heartbreak Diet

I never intended to withdraw from things that brought me joy and satisfaction. I mean, it was never a thought. I reacted. In July 2013,...
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Dealer’s Choice: You’ve Got to Play the Cards Life Has Dealt You

Girl breathe, I say to myself. I am losing all the color in my face from sucking in my feelings. It feels like the weight...
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I’m So Glad I Jumped Into My Destiny

Spring, 2008 “I can’t believe this is my life. Thirty-two years old. No career, no car, homeless…” I lamented as I sat on the couch...
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But Do You Forgive Yourself?

When we talk about forgiveness, it’s usually geared towards another person. A wrong doing. A broken promise. A stinging word. If asked to name the people...

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True Confessions of A New Mom

Growing up, my parents conveyed a very negative sentiment about having kids. They would often tell my brothers and I not to have kids...

My Experiences Abroad Gave Me Panic Attacks

My heart starts racing. I feel my chest tighten, skin tingling. My breathing becomes labored. Terror grips my body as I brace myself for walking...

The Morning Shift: 3 Tips for a Great Start to Your...

BUZZZ….SNOOZE…...BUZZZ...SNOOZE Yep that is the sound of the alarm in the morning for so many people. You hop of bed and straight to the reality of...