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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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It Ain’t No Secret!

I used to think that as long as I was smiling and things appeared to be going well all was well. I don’t believe that anymore. My smile didn’t keep me from breaking. It definitely wasn’t my smile that restored me after every part of my life came crashing down. Honesty brought me through. Admitting […]

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A Dose of Truth 💯

Sometimes I wish I had an eraser. I wish I could undo all the damage. I wish I could go back and not have experienced all the abuse of my past. With all the healing and all the time that’s gone by I still suffer. I still have intense moments. I still have scars. I […]

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This Warrior Is a Child

I’ve been feeling like I lost my mojo. I’m emotionally and mentally tired. I’ve spent a lot of time this year in grief and in anger. I’ve been grieving the loss of close relationships and angry with myself for recent relationship mistakes I’ve made. I’ve been in a season of isolation as well. Frankly, I […]

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