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How to Trust the Universe When You Get Bad News

No matter how together our life is, at some time or another we all sit on the receiving end of news we’d rather not hear.  No one gets a free pass from bad news. I was wearing a red and white Spartans cheerleading uniform when I got the news from the man I was falling […]

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What Being a Single Mom Taught Me About Love

My plan was not to get divorced. In fact, I’m pretty certain divorce is not on anyone’s goal list. Being a single mom was also something I wanted to avoid like the plague. Yet in 2010 I found myself in the very place I never wanted to be with my three young daughters in tow […]

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The Simple (painful, hard, difficult) Act of Surrender

I’m getting up the energy to pack my bags for Italy. We leave tomorrow and I haven’t packed a thing. This trip, while exciting to think about, has left me with a ton of resistance. I can hear the calls now- “are you crazy?! It’s Italy, go, enjoy, eat lots of pasta, enjoy the wine, […]

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The Mother Load: Silent Suffering

Disclaimer: This is a different kind of motivation Monday. It’s not bright and sparkly, but it’s truthful and it’s real. And it’s where we are. And sometimes being honest is the best place to start. Because from here we can be sure of where we stand and take our first step to a better place, […]

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What is your body trying to tell you?

My first recollection of my body trying to tell me something I refused to hear otherwise cut my vacation in Los Cabos short. The white beaches, beautiful ocean and tasty margaritas were great. But I knew the vacation signified a last ditch effort to save my marriage. I had been avoiding what I really felt […]