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Emotional Wellness

20 Truths About My Past

1. My past is not what defines me. It is empowering me to become someone I’ve never been before. 2. My past is uniquely insightful. It is proving that

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Emotional Wellness

Mama’s Mental Health

“I faced a time of great suffering and uncertainty after experiencing a car wreck that resulted in many injuries. My body was beat up, I had a brain

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Hard Times
Building Character

Living In Hard Times

Am I the only one that feels this way, or have you noticed, too? THESE ARE HARD TIMES! Not exactly a positive way to introduce a blog, but

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Holiday traditions
Emotional Wellness

Holiday Traditions

As a single mom, the most uncertain time for me was always the holidays. Sometimes I had my boys; other times I didn’t. Sometimes plans had to change

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Family Sayings
Emotional Wellness

Family Sayings

Many of us spent the Thanksgiving holiday with family—with relatives we knew well, or distant members. Whatever the circumstance, I’m sure we all have some interesting characters who

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Building Character

My First Thanksgiving as a Single Mom

I’ll never forget the Thanksgiving at my house on 803 Glenn Drive, Euless, Texas. (And that is pronounced – YOUless, Texas – not USEless, Texas.) Indeed the lessons

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Emotional Wellness

4 Steps that Help in an Emotional Crisis

When we’re overwhelmed by riding this emotional rollercoaster, it’s easy for our feelings to become the authority of our emotional wellness. But feelings are as reliable as cotton

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