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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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 Journey Begins

  Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter- Izaak Walton Welcome to Graceful Grit! We are excited and grateful you are joining us as we begin our journey. Graceful Grit is here to tell the story of the American Woman. She has a lot of guises, plays a lot of roles, and […]

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