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5 Easy Ways to Build Your Self-Confidence—Starting Now

Many things in life can impact your self-confidence. Think back to events in your childhood. Perhaps your parents divorced, you relocated to a new neighborhood or school, or you struggled with a physical illness or disability. In adulthood, you may have experienced a difficult relationship, dealt with a toxic work environment, or trudged through financial…

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Why Self-Care Is More Than a Day at the Spa

Despite the term “self-care” taking on a rather fluffy meaning nowadays, it’s far more empowering than most people believe. And self-care is more than a day at the spa. Yes, daily self-care goes far beyond sweating out stress in a sauna or taking a mud bath. Somewhere along the lines, self-care has gotten a luxurious…

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Self-Discovery: Why Unleashing Your Potential Is So Empowering

If you’re like most people, then you want to know your purpose in life. You want to know why you’re here.Self-discovery is a very important step toward unlocking who you are and who you’re meant to be.Uncovering your own depths will encourage you. It will awaken a new sense of excitement inside you. But self-discovery often…

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You Have Value! – How to Discover What’s Truly Amazing About Yourself

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Think back to the last time you’ve read an article, watched a video or show, or saw a picture of a person you thought was completely amazing. Was it because of their accomplishments in life? Their creativity? Their beautiful voice or their gorgeous body? Or maybe their intellectual prowess? Did you think, “Wow… they’re incredible!”?…

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Motherhood; you know you are a mother when…

As I journeyed into motherhood, I felt quite overwhelmed. The day I became pregnant and the moment I gave birth, I was changed forever. Even though I was so much the same, something in me was so different. My new journey had just begun. As I stood in line at the coffee shop one morning,…

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How Psychotherapy Can Help

Snowdrops – Louise Gluck Do you know what I was, how I lived? You know what despair is; then winter should have meaning for you. I did not expect to survive earth suppressing me. I didn’t expect to waken again, to feel in damp earth my body able to respond again, remembering after so long…

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Accepting Loss

grief, Accepting Loss

This was a writing below I found saved on my computer when I recently lost a family member I was close with. I was searching my files for the topics of accepting loss. Loss is so different for everyone and how we move through it and forward is unique to each of us. I hope…

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Call for Dads; Honoring Dads on Father’s Day

The greatest thing a FATHER can do to his children, is to love their mother. – Anjaneth Garcia Untalan This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day. Because we have a little one at home, this year we celebrate my husband as a father. It is however during these holidays, I also think of the sons and…

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Mother and Daughter Poems

Mother and Daughter Storm We walked gingerly tonight around the edges of our storm. The water rippled and raged almost tidal at times but we stayed steady on the rocks of our rendezvous with old pain. And then at last we breached as if we were killer whales high above the sea and then we…

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Red Tent and a Gathering of Women

“The painful things seemed like knots on a beautiful necklace, necessary for keeping the beads in place.” ― Anita Diamant, The Red Tent I attended my first Red Tent women’s gathering this last weekend. The purpose was to gather women who had gone through a challenging birth experience and wanted to share her story. I…

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