May You Choose Your Best Life

Living. Thriving. Enjoying your existence. These are so much more exciting than simply being alive. In addition, there is nothing like finding purpose and peace. It is more powerful than any difficulty that you or I could ever face. It’s not enough that we inhale and exhale. It’s not enough to be conscious. It’s more […]

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Confessions: Becoming MsMissy

I talk a lot about my before and some of my after. I’d like to talk about my transition. Choosing to change my entire life was extremely scary and included a lot of hard work. It was a lonely process and I had to face fear like I  never imagined. Transforming from Melissa, the broken […]

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Confessions: Before I Became MsMissy

If this is your first time reading my blog (or your 50th), I need you to know that I am so blessed β€” I’m a miracle. I’ve come a long way in a short amount of time. In some ways, I’m still on my journey of hope and healing. Recovery is a process and it […]

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Creating a Clean Slate: On Your Terms

I tapped into something that is crucial to understandΒ β€” I can live on my own terms. Life doesn’t have to be defined by anyone other than me. The things that make me happy don’t need to be approved by anyone else. My mistakes are mine. I get to learn and grow from them. I get […]

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Creating a Clean Slate

Who doesn’t love a do-over? I know that when teachers offered me an opportunity to take a test over or do a make-up assignment, I quickly agreed. We teach children to start over if they’ve made a mess of a drawing or some other art project. It seems that up until a certain point in […]

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