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Forgive In Your Own Time

Forgive In Your Own Time

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      When I was around fifteen years old my dad decided to have an affair. He broke up our already dysfunctional family, devastated my mom and scarred us all for life. Consequently, seeing the absolute sh*tstorm he’d stirred up for himself, he fell back to drinking after having… Read more

You Are Enough

You Are Enough

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  I am participating in the Writing contest: You Are Enough hosted by Positive Writer in which we are to try and inspire others into believing in themselves and in their writing abilities. I’ve honestly struggled with this notion for the greater part of my life. I’ve enjoyed my writing and… Read more

Rediscover Inspiration for Your Work

Rediscover Inspiration for Your Work

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  I love to write. I’ve wanted nothing else but to be a writer since I was eight years old. I was probably the only kid in my class who knew from early on what I wanted to be when I grew up. I always imagined that when I got… Read more

Why Do We Insist On Measuring Our Worth In Numbers?

Why Do We Insist On Measuring Our Worth In Numbers?

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  Whether you keep up with the Kardashians or not, you might’ve heard that recently Forbes named Kylie Jenner a “self-made” billionaire at the tender age of nineteen. There’s been a lot of debate about whether Forbes has used the word “self-made” correctly or not. Then, to add fuel to… Read more

An Exercise Tip For Lazy People Like Me

An Exercise Tip For Lazy People Like Me

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  So I’m gonna be perfectly honest–I HATE to exercise. One of my happiest memories was on the last day of high school, realizing I was never going to have to enter another gym again and be forced to do laps, or shuttle runs, or play stupid sports that I’m… Read more

Painting Lessons

Painting Lessons

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I’m a sufferer of what I like to call squirrel brain. Because I’m always on the hunt for food, yes, but also because I can’t sit still and I’m always looking for something new to fixate on. I have more interests than Netflix has TV programming to offer. I’ve tasted… Read more

What Are You Grateful for Today?

What Are You Grateful for Today?

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November has rolled around again (or sneaked up on us, is more like it) bringing it with it the beauty of fall and thoughts of Thanksgiving. (It’s also brought, as it does every year, premature Christmas preparations. But I’m one of those people who starts singing Christmas songs in October,… Read more

Lessons from Irma: Stripping Away the Unnecessary

Lessons from Irma: Stripping Away the Unnecessary

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Unless you’ve been living on a different planet you must’ve, via some medium or another, heard about the recent hurricane that devastated the Caribbean region and parts of Florida. Fortunately, I can now say that I am a survivor of Hurricane Irma (and if I really want to show off… Read more

The Importance of Reaching Out

The Importance of Reaching Out

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While making my last post and talking about growing up feeling like I was inadequate and failing to find a place where I could fit in, I remembered this quote by Frida Kahlo and decided this would be a good place to share it.

Brighter Voices

Brighter Voices

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It’s no secret to those that know me that I’ve struggled with anxiety my entire adult life. I was barely into my twenties when I simultaneously started having panic attacks, became a hypochondriac and began battling bouts of depression and the consistent, obsessive, repetitive, draining, worrisome thoughts that have plagued… Read more