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Healing From Traumatic Memories

Healing From Traumatic Memories

There are moments in life when we get tragic news. They are layered in depths of more tremendous disappointment until the weight of it all becomes unbearable. We hold our breath for anything positive in hopes of breaking the cycle…
Build Healthy Relationships

How to Build Healthy Relationships After Trauma

It’s nearing Valentine’s Day where hopefully love is in the air! Whether you have the privilege of experiencing love from a significant other, a parent, child, friend, or pet, love is at the core of healthy relationships.  Experiencing loving and…
Dealing With Failures

Dealing with Failures in Life

Have you broken your New Year’s resolutions? Me too! I know it’s only mid-January, but it’s all good. I made a New Year’s resolution that I wouldn’t eat sugar and it’s no shock that I broke it after 8 days…
Best Affirmations For 2023

Best Affirmations for 2023

I’ve been asking around to see if people create New Year resolutions and affirmations and I seem to get the same general response: “Do they even work?” After asking a friend and her son the same question, she replied with…
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Easy & Inexpensive Holiday Traditions

Establishing customs and routines is the foundation of creating holiday traditions. Announcing your traditions is half the part of creating them. Creating traditions for the holidays can be made if you have children or are child-free, if you are single…
Holidays with Family

Holidays with Family

The Christmas song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” This statement can certainly be true. This is the time of year when many take the time to be with loved ones, family, and friends and reflect on…
Telling Your Story With Terri Ann

Telling Your Story with Terri Ann Heiman

Telling your story can be a form of healing. Recently, I was honored to be a guest on the Empowered Spirit Show with Teri Ann Heiman.  I shared my story of childhood abuse, and she, in turn, shared her story…
Power Of Sharing Your Story

The Power of Sharing Your Story

Recently, I was a guest on The Empowered Spirit Podcast and I walked away from the recording with a renewed appreciation for the power of sharing your story. While storytelling is undoubtedly a universal concept, each time I share my…
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How Simple Sticky Notes Changed My Life

Simple sticky notes are used everywhere. Their uses are endless, from studying for tests, writing shopping lists, and serving as bookmarks. These notes have changed my life. That may sound like a dramatic statement, but it is the truth. They…
10 Ways Travel Healed Me

10 Ways Travel Healed Me

Healing comes in many forms, and in my life, traveling has been one of the greatest forms. In my memoir, Under The Orange Blossoms, travel as a young girl changed my perspective and gave me hope for my future. Throughout…
Fathers Day

Father’s Day with a Formerly Abusive Father

Father’s day for some people is difficult to celebrate if they have an abusive father or father that has been abusive in the past. Abuse comes in many forms, including emotional, physical, sexual, and financial abuse. Knowing how to manage…
How To Help A Child Facing Trauma

How To Help A Child Facing Trauma

The past few weeks have brought terrible news of mass shootings in multiple cities that have paralyzed communities and families. While the world grieves the loss of these beautiful souls, my heart and mind cannot comprehend the trauma these families…