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Sexual Predator – I Ain’t No Victim

Today I was attacked by a sexual predator while shopping. I fought back, and I desperately want you to do the same.

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Posted in Confidence, My Journey, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Closing Time for Leonard and Me

I ran downstairs to see my mom and step-dad standing in the doorway. Neal is lying casually across his bed, back against the wall, shotgun on his lap, threatening to kill himself.

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Posted in My Journey

Grieve to Relieve the Pain

I’ve hesitated to write about grieving. It’s an intensely personal process, and one that has the ability to completely deconstruct your entire world. I know, because I’ve gone through it myself, and there was a time when I didn’t think

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Posted in Emotions

Let It Be

It’s the day before I leave on vacation to Peru with my family. My Visa card was stolen the week before, and I’m desperately waiting for the replacement to come. This is the difference between a good vacation, and a

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Posted in Life Hack

Kill Criticism with Compliments

Years ago, when my husband and I ran a furniture manufacturing and retail business, I would do twice yearly wholesale shopping trips to purchase the lamps, pictures, rugs and other accessories we sold in our store. While most of my shopping-savvy

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Posted in Life Hack

Untangling Worry

Worry is a sneaky, insidious emotion. I know! That’s a pretty harsh statement, one you don’t often hear from me. The reason it’s sneaky, is because it never just stays at one worry. You start thinking about one problem, and

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Posted in Emotions

The Science of Powerful Intentions

It's time to set your resolutions for the year.

Happy 2014! As I write this article in anticipation of a joyful and prosperous new year, I am reminded of why this upcoming year will indeed be so wonderful. Intentions. Affirmations. Resolutions. It’s that time of year to take stock

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Posted in Gratitude, Life Hack