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The Beautiful Messiness of Being Human

Carl Jung said, “the world will ask you who you are, and if you do not know, the world will tell you.”

The world told me to be pleasant, to be quiet, to be hard working, selfless, and above all good. I not only became who the world asked me to be, I excelled at it. For over 3 decades...

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Once Upon a Time: How to Write Your Own Happily Ever After

Once upon a time there was a good girl. A brown haired, brown eyed Midwestern girl who loved her family, went to Sunday school, used her manners and ate her broccoli. She spent her free time basking in the the warmth of approval and checking off accomplishments on the path to success.  Good...

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How to FINALLY Figure Out How to Have It All Without Sacrifice

Being a mom isn't easy. 

Being a mom with big, entrepreneurial dreams is harder still.  

We want so much to create and achieve something that is our own. Something we can taste and touch and breathe life into...something that allows us to feel needed and special and powerful outside the...

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HOW TO GET OUT OF OVERWHELM, FAST

3 POWERFUL QUESTIONS TO TAKE BACK CONTROL WHEN LIFE FEELS OUT OF CONTROL

“What matters most is not what these obstacles are but how we see them, how we react to them, and whether we keep our composure.” Ryan Holiday

Just like that I’m drowning again.

I’m thrashing...

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WHO AM I?

WHAT IS YOUR IDENTITY BUILT UPON?

“What if the reason we feel so lost has little do with motherhood and everything to do with the fact we never really knew ourselves to begin with?.” Emilie Karun

 

At 12 years old I woke to an alarm before dawn. I hopped off the top bunk, quiet...

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WHAT COMES AFTER THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER

WHEN YOU HAVE IT ALL AND WANT MORE?

“When something is missing in your life, it usually turns out to be someone.” Robert Brault

I’m not sure when I started to slip away, when I started to fade from my own life like the Kodachrome in an old photograph, but slip away I did....

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FEAR IS A LIAR

FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAYS

The day I enrolled in my first online course I sobbed. It was $500 but might as well have been $50,000. I was terrified. Was I worth this level of personal investment? The day I launched my passion project, a blog for moms who wanted more out of motherhood, I was...

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STOP BEING SO SELFISH

THE WORLD NEEDS YOU, READY OR NOT

Focusing on your fear is selfish. Instead, focus on the good that will come when you walk through it.”

You are terrified of being selfish. You lug around guilt, mommy martyrdom, and shame for being a human with needs. You feel terrible for letting your...

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DEAR HUSBANDS

YOUR WIFE NEEDS YOU TO KNOW THIS

“Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all. For we are connected, one and all.” – Deborah Day

I’m not sure where to begin, I just know begin I must, so here goes. This post...

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