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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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Mel Teens
Everyday Life

Lessons I Learned From Teens

Lesson #1 I’ll never forget the silence in the room after I asked one particular question. It was a Sunday morning at my local church, and I was standing

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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

Pizza Love

My youngest son takes everything I say literally. He always has. About five years ago I was sitting with him in the drop-off line at school. He gathered

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Building Character

The Hotel Clerk

When’s the last time someone shocked you with an ill-mannered comment or flabbergasted you with an unwarranted reprimand? Maybe during traffic? At the office? At a family gathering?

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Building Character

5 Ways to Press on After Failure

In the 1929 Rose Bowl, Georgia Tech played the University of California. Toward the end of the first half, UC defensive player Roy Riegels recovered a fumble but

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Building Character

The Cliff Walk

Several years ago I was gifted a free airline ticket and a few nights hotel room which opened a whole bucket of possibilities. Where did I want to

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Everyday Life

God, My Husband – Living Single

As single women we deal with a unique set of circumstances and challenges. Although there are pros to living single, the other side is overwhelming. I love doing

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