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Introducing Hope

Since I was a girl, I’ve struggled with depression and chronic illness. I was tender, easily-wounded, and obsessed with gaining (and hearing) approval from the ones I loved. I didn’t understand that their inability to express approval didn’t mean that I wasn’t good enough. After experiencing domestic violence in my adult years, completely losing all […]

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Ignoring the Pain Is Easier

Ignoring the pain is easier than facing it. Periodt (as the younger folks say). Sitting in shame and guilt and regret is easier than facing the pain and healing from it. One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do is get up from my rut of bitterness, pain, and feeling worthless. I had […]

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Another Birthday!! ūüéā

I had a birthday! I am super excited to be alive and be able to celebrate the life that I’m living. I’m amazed at how time has brought about so much change. My life is quite complex and sometimes I get overwhelmed; but no matter what I face, I always come through. I’m grateful to […]

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When Writing A Life Story

I love to write and have been doing so since I was a little girl. I have written poetry, songs, attempts at short stories, and finally, my memoir,¬†MsMissy Speaks.¬†I never imagined that I would share intimate details of my life with people, especially strangers. It never crossed my mind that my surviving pain and devastation […]

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Four Lessons for Survival

My survivor game is strong! I take blow after blow and I keep getting up. Sometimes I’m dazed a little longer than I want to be and my¬†comeback¬†is a little slow, but baby, I always bounce back!! God is good to me. I’m a walking miracle and a phenomenal woman. As a child, my battle […]

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