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Friday, August 21, 2015

Ending Our Battle with Time

We stopped by my mom’s house after school. The sky was cloudy and the air crisp. I crossed my arms against my chest while my son rang the doorbell. “Chilly in August?” I thought to myself, “It’s too early.” Mom came to the door looking beautiful, as she always does. Her sky blue eyes lit up at the sight of...

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Monday, July 13, 2015

I Wrote My Own Eulogy

(first published on the Elephant Journal, July 13, 2015) I opened my inbox to the find the following email, “Thank you for your submission to elephant journal!  It’s official: your words have somehow inspired our hearts and we’re accepting your piece for publication.” I busted a beat with my lips, “boom, boom, boom… boom-boom,” slid my shoulders side to side,...

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Friday, April 10, 2015

The Most Important Step You Can Take To Discover Your Purpose

I was sitting, but only on the very edge of my chair in the ICU waiting room. I didn’t expect to be here; this wasn’t in the plan. In efforts to stop the heart attack, they unleashed something much worse. The blood thinner they administered at the small city hospital broke loose a clot in her brain. They rushed her...

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Friday, April 3, 2015

4 Ways To Face Your Fears & Follow Your Dreams

One week day morning my husband shouted in detail (over my hair dryer) about an ice storm in Mississippi. In an effort to be present, I turned the dryer off.  I clenched my jaws tightly. It was already twenty minutes later than I needed it to be but I couldn’t turn the dryer back on until he finished talking, (Could...

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