Difficult Circumstances and 10 Life-Transforming Lessons

“This was a difficult but good session,” my therapist emphasized. “I want you to take a moment to breathe, then tuck this away until our next session.” My trauma therapist,…

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A Year of Loss, A Year of Gain

As bells and toasts ring in the New Year, what rings true for you with its heralding? Are you: Anticipating a new beginning, replete with goals and aspirations? Anxious from…

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Reflection: 5 Questions for Better Decision-making in the New Year

Wistfully watching the "Memories" in my photos app, the corners of my mouth posturing upwards, I reminisced as the pictures changed in time with the music.  A sucker for nostalgia,…

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When Loss and Faith Collide and Doubts Arise

This past year, the loss of two people dear to me challenged my fortitude, faith, and feelings.  While they lived starkly different lives, each blessed mine immeasurably.  One gave her…

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4 Life-changing Lessons from a Real Disney Princess

What do joy, kindness and pixie dust have in common? Kayla Marie Adkins. Our family's love affair with Kayla began when she and our oldest daughter, Bethany, were in Kindergarten.…

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