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Getting Over an Ex

Modern dating tends to include texting, messaging, and social media. It’s really hard to not stalk social media or hope every text or call is from the only person you really want to hear from. When my kids are home, this is easy. I can get into housework, or yard work, leaving my phone on vibrate in my purse. It takes a huge amount of effort to not search for a profile, hoping to see a smile or what he’s up to.

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5 Tips to Shift Out of Struggle

It’s so easy to feel beat up by your emotions. Shifting takes work, and it’s not always easy. It’s certainly worth it and definitely possible. If you feel like you need more than a few tips, ask someone you trust. Ask your doctor. And never stop asking.

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8 Tips for Managing Morning Sickness

The first and easiest tip for morning sickness survival is to watch what you eat. It’s really important to be mindful of what you’re eating and how often you’re eating it when morning sickness is part of your daily routine. Laying down right after a large meal isn’t advised.  The relaxed muscles that come with pregnancy mean you’re likely to experience acid reflux as well. Spicy and fatty foods will not only increase nausea, but make acid indigestion much more uncomfortable. In this situation, Tums might help, but avoiding acidic and fatty foods is better.

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Simple Ways Expectant Parents Can Save on Pregnancy Expenses 

Preparing for a new baby on a tight budget? You’re not alone! Statistics show that saving money is important for most expectant parents. Finding those savings can be simple too, if you know where to look and how to plan. So if you are trying to prepare yourself, your home and your life for pregnancy and a new baby, be sure to use these savvy tips to save and keep your spending under budget. 

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The Itty Bitty Shitty Committee

It’s all about avoiding pain. If it’s pain from rejection for not being good enough, that’s an easy fix. Be better, and have no idea what better looks like because your measure against someone else’s ideal was all wrong. I’m here to tell you, that’s just not true.

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Stepping out of Fear

I keep my secrets so I can’t be broken with them. I keep them as a shield. I can’t be hurt with weapons of my history if no one knows they exist. This also means I don’t allow vulnerability to soften my heart into gentleness and compassion. This is the insidious nature of fear. Instead of being given the opportunity to heal and feel the intense pleasures of love, I step back into the shadow of safety that is a fortress of fear.

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Why You Should Date the Single Dad

If you’re lucky enough to meet a Girl Dad, he’s going to treat you based on how he wants his little girl treated. He will be more feminist than misogynist. He’s going to want you to be strong and independent. He’ll be happy about stepping in as protector.

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Relearning love

My goal is to continue growing, learning and evolving. It’s time to enter that chrysalis and transform. It’s not an immediate change but a process that has been altered with each interaction.

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The Joy of a Good Breakup

Love is an act of faith. No matter how I’ve been hurt by it before, I know that it’s transformative and healing. I know there’s more good than bad. I’ll jump in again, and just when I’m starting to drown and be taken under, I may get rejected again. But it’s worth it. Every experience has been good enough to risk the bad. I’ve grown because of the many ways I took a chance on love.

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Calibrating Healthy Relationships After Emotional Abuse

I had to learn how to be treated with kindness. I am lucky enough to work with gentlemen. Their natural behavior is kindness, compassion, and empathy. When they extended politeness toward me, I had to learn to accept it. I had to learn how to accept an offer for a drink. I had to learn how it feels to be listened to and valued. My opinions matter at work in a way that I had never experienced at home.

And now I have to learn normal dating patterns in a healthy relationship because what I know has always become emotionally abusive.

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Opening up to Vulnerability

Support doesn’t always look like being bailed out. It can be a listening ear. It can be an embrace that holds you together. It can be unwavering eye contact. There’s so much in being seen as you are, without the weight of how you should be, or what is expected of you.

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How Working on Your Golf Swing Can Ease Stress

When I hit that sweet spot, there’s the whistle of wind from my wood or iron. I can hear the swoosh of air as I’m accelerating back toward my ball. There’s so much beauty in the sound of hitting a ball. There’s a soft pop. That pop is a perfect hit, and with the right club, my ball lifts up before soaring far.

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Mirrors, Intimacy, Connection

Look at how you react to others to determine what makes you uncomfortable about yourself.

This post is about intimacy. Into me see. And when your eyes are open, what a miraculous reflection to behold.

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Lighting a Candle or Two in Remembrance

I’m one in four women that would suffer this kind of loss. I’m lending my voice for the mothers and fathers that couldn’t. For the parents that couldn’t find the words or weren’t given the space to share their pain, I stand. I rise. I’m making that space for us.

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Adulting 101 and Stress Relief

You are not your job, your home, your income, or relationships. You are where you find your compassion and empathy. It’s where you find your hope and solidify your resilience. You are evolutionary success. You are a bloodline and heritage that has survived the good and bad of your family history. You are more than what you do. You are more than who you know. You are everything that matters.

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