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Friday, April 28, 2017

Waking up to the lie of “happily ever after”

Most everyone I know is going through a phase of “happily ever after” isn’t rainbows, but we don’t know if this is normal or not.  What do you do when you learn “happily ever after” isn’t what you thought? Like many little girls, I believed I could have a life like american movies. Prince Charming. A passel of well-dressed, well-behaved children....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I have body issues & I don’t want my daughter to have them.

Question: How can I get my crap together so my daughter doesn’t grow up with the same body issues I have? -M How do we help our children thrive in areas we don’t? The reality is- we all have issues, multiple issues. Issues that have been formed and fed by broken people and a broken world. I’m not playing a card from...

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Question: How do I set high expectations for myself and others, yet be gentle and loving when we fall short?

I find it so much easier to lower the bar and be un-judgey, or raise the bar and beat myself (and others) up. I’d like to achieve the AND.  -L Maintaining high expectations and working toward them is an essential part of  the self-actualization process. Setting our sights beyond our current experience creates room to stretch and grow. But demanding too much...

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Question: How do I manage my envy for other people’s lives when they are experiencing something I’m wanting?

“Every Facebook post is about pregnancy, engagement, a new job, or new adventure. I’m genuinely happy for them but it comes with an initial twinge of jealousy.” -A When I receive a question like this, my first and most basic response is- “Me too.” Then I wonder, “What is operating inside of us that makes us want what we don’t have?” This question...

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