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When stress eats away my progress. . .

I work in education. This means that this, this month of May, is the most stressful time of the year for me (the second most stressful being the start of school). I gain pounds almost every May and lose them in June. This is unhealthy. It is even more irritating. Buuuuutttttt . . . I […]

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Fatal Optimism (I made that up)

I allowed myself the possibility that happiness could be realized in the paths I had once been so dead set against instead of the one I was so dead set ON. I conceded that I was not giving up on the commitment I made in my marriage, I had lived it out. When I chose to move in a direction that was healthier for me the world opened and welcomed me back (and delivered transformative surprises too!)

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Feeling emotionally NAKED

This is why I am sharing with such vulnerability.

I want to write for the women who are where I was and for those who can find inspiration in my journey. What good will come if I keep my peace and do not share my hard learned lessons?

I want everyone to see that there is light, there is hope, and we can live from a place of love and not anger. I just want some good to come from my growing pains, ya know?

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“Hello! Bonnie, party of one.”

Today I am in the beautiful city of Charleston, exploring. This is not something I necessarily would have done in the past – wander around on my own in a city I’ve never visited before. I am introverted and self-conscious. It would probably behoove me to do more research, but I am actually really enjoying […]

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Today, I am READY.

<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/14726995/?claim=wyk2yfbazvf”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> “When we settle we sacrifice ourselves, and in doing this we hurt our authentic connection wth others.” Shannon Kaiser Adventures for Your Soul I am no longer a spring chicken. I have cracks in my armor and it seems to just be missing in places. I have had my […]

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The Dread of Decision

When trying to make a decision, my family looks like we are engaged in desperate game of volleyball – no one wants to be the one to let the ball drop in the sand by making a decision! Decision making has become an albatross in my family. No one wants to bear the weight of […]

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Going to Church OR Feeling Naked

Thanks to  Carmen K. Sisson for her awesome photograph! Click her name to check out her photography and free-lance journalism bio!  “In his moments of insecurity he was haunted by the suggestion that life might be, after all, significant.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Beautiful and the Damned) “The important thing isn’t what other people think you are; […]

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Share the load. . .

“People tend to become like you treat them or believe them to be.” – Stephen R. Covey I cannot begin to tell you how much I LOVE, LOVE this commercial. I was raised in the South, where traditionally, mom stays home with the kids and takes care of the housework and the general raising of […]

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To plan is . . .

planning – noun; the process of making plans for something “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Ben Franklin “He who fails to plan is planning to fail.” – Winston Churchill “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” – John Wooden Planning. I love a pretty planner. I love to plan. However, planning […]

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