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Relevant Realizations

Two weeks ago a stressful situation (coaching) and a bit of a trigger lead to an exhausting and emotional breakdown.  Honestly, it feels like it was so much longer ago.  On the other hand, I can feel my heart pound … Continue reading

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Roots

  Roots provide a base, right?  They are the foundation for growth.  A tree doesn’t merely sit on the ground, it grows deep and strong into it so that it can grow upward and outward toward the sun as well.  There’s … Continue reading

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This Is Me

I honestly don’t know where to start.  So, please, bear with me.  I’m still raw from last night and processing exactly what went down, how I handled it, how to move forward…but in the midst of it, I feel compelled … Continue reading

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High School is Hard

High school might be hard for me.  I’m not in high school, mind you.  That shipped sailed a couple of decades ago.  I’m talking about our first child’s next four years.  It’s actually taken me so long to write this … Continue reading

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Awareness

Tie a yellow ribbon ’round the old oak tree.  Isn’t that how the song goes?  Apparently there’s some discussion about whether the singer is returning from prison or war…but does it really matter?  He’s asking to be remembered and for … Continue reading

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Journey On

Healing isn’t a destination.  At least that’s my educated guess, based on my experience.  Whether healing from a physical scrape or any number of unseen wounds, healing happens with time.  With some bruises, the ones on your skin, there comes … Continue reading

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Family Secrets

Every family has secrets.  These things kept quiet might not be all bad, but some secrets may be and those can be destructive.  They may leave decades of questioning, guilt, or unnecessary pain.  They may restrict victims or family members … Continue reading

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