5 Breakup Rules That Will Save You From a Ton of Grief

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It’s break up time. Good grief. You were sure this guy/gal was the one you were going to spend the rest of your life with. Remember those first few months when everything was so beautiful and full of love and roses and sweet lovemaking? What happened and when did it happen? Breaking up sucks and […]

7 Amazing Benefits of Helping Others (and why you always should!)

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I want to share a personal story with you. Warning though, it’s hard and sad, so sad. And then following the story I want to give you 7 amazing benefits of helping others and why you always should if you get the chance. I had the chance and turned a blind eye. I will never […]

How the One True Love I Had Almost Destroyed Me-Ignoring Red Flags

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I moved to a new town and fell in love. I mean, doesn’t that happen to everyone? I imagine it does. I fell in love, true love, and I fell hard. Really hard. Days weeks and months went by and I fell deeper and deeper. My thoughts, most of the thoughts I had were consumed with this […]

How to Pick Your Divorce Battles Without Going Crazy.

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It came down to three things, all of which seem so silly right now: a nice car, new furniture, and when to drop off the dogs on the weekend. These things were my lines in the sand—what I had chosen to fight over during my divorce. I wasn’t as good at choosing my battles then […]

How to Deal With Depression and Suicidal Thoughts.

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Your life is great. You have a great family, a fulfilling career, a spouse who loves you, and friends who get you. Then, wham, out of nowhere you can barely get out of bed in the morning, your accomplishments feel empty, and you’re overwhelmed by thoughts that you’re not enough. Do you know how to […]

The Day I Stopped Whining About My Poverty.

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(Note:This blog was written in May of 2015.) Well, I’m now wrapping up 3 weeks of volunteering in what could quite possibly be the most beautiful place on earth. The emotions I am feeling are indescribable but I will do my best. When I got down here I was scared, anxious, nervous, somewhat annoyed by […]