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How I’m Taking My Life Back

Life is a beautiful mix of pain, joy, the unknown, what we can see and can’t, life-changing moments, heart-shattering experiences and divine miracles.

Over the last few years, life has tried to break me with one family death after another, my brother going to prison, financial lack like I’ve never experienced before, intense depression and anxiety.

I’m relieved to say that the long, dark, treacherous storm is over! A rainbow of love, peace, comfort and strength surrounds me, the sun is shining bright, and everything is looking good! Continue reading

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Staying on My Path When the Journey Gets Tough

So many times I’ve wanted to give up. On this blog, on freelance writing, on following my dreams. It pulls so much out of me that I wonder if it’s worth it. Or if I have what it takes to keep on. Sometimes it seems like I’m doing so much, and things are getting better, but not “fast enough”.

I want to jump ahead, to where I have more than enough financially, I’m fulfilled emotionally, strong spiritually and have the body of my dreams, lol. I want to get to the life I see in my mind, where I’m comfortable, where everything looks good. Continue reading

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4 Affirmations to Change Your Life

Before a year ago, I looked for approval, acceptance and confirmation of my value from outward sources – friends, family, male attention, my work performance, how others treated me and what they said about me.

This often left me empty, confused, emotionally unstable and insecure.

Last May, I started writing affirmations in my journal every Sunday then reciting them daily for the week. With each day, I could feel my confidence, self-worth and joy rise. Continue reading