Transformational Value of Confidence

Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. “Finding yourself” is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you.” – Emily […]

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The Name on My Soul

Autobiographical narrative about names, characters, writing, imagination, growth, and a defining or pivotal experience.

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A Defining Moment

I am a woman in process. I’m just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull. ~ Oprah Winfrey I have always been a bit more emotional than everyone else in my life. Once, in casual conversation, a guy asked me in an […]

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Heimat

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. – Oliver Wendell Holmes The first time I came home, I came on a  Greyhound bus. My aunt had moved from North Carolina to Colorado and somehow managed to wheedle my Mama into allowing my sister and me to […]

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The Long Exhale

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” –The Buddha   It was August of 2015 and I was crying on the floor. Now, this isn’t really what you think. I wasn’t having a bad day, or having problems at work, or in […]

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