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5 Tips for Being Thankful When Life is Hard

Yesterday as I driving down the highway thinking about Thanksgiving and wondering what I would do for the holiday, I also thought about how many situations in my life were not where I wanted them to be. As I sank deeper into my woeful feelings,…
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Your Happiness Your Choice

I've been working on a new keynote, and I'm so excited about the impact I believe it will have on helping others to be more resilient. And even happier with life. It comes down to two choices- Accept it (SO What!) or Change it (So NOW…
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Scarier than Ghosts and Goblins...

The scariest moment of my life was how and when I became a teen mother.  Almost equally scary (upsetting, embarrassing, devastating...) was when I learned that my teenager was about to become a father.  As Halloween approaches, I want…
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Today is Launch Day SO I'm About to Take Off!

After six years of speaking full-time as a professional speaker... I am so excited to announce that I am now a speaker with the agency, ForCollegeForLife! Although I speak on several life skills topics and issues related to being…
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My Two New Babies

Did you know that last Sunday was Grandparents Day? At 40 years old, I am in a pretty unique position. I still have two grandmothers in their 90's. And I am a grandmother. Five-year old, Kailey and one of my new babies, six-week old…
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40, Friends, Forever

When I was a little girl, I initially struggled with friendships. In the sixth grade, my class started the "I Hate Summer" club. Even a couple of girls who had been my friends were a part of the club that made talking to me or sitting with me…

The 12th Anniversary of One of My Biggest S.O. What!'s

Tonight I'm grateful because it is what would have been my 12th wedding anniversary. And I'm not sad about what could have been or what at one time I thought should have been. On June 9, 2007 I got married with doubts. There was love, but…
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4 Reasons to Ensure Saying "Happy Mother's Day" Helps Not Hurts

Mothers wipe tears, kiss wounds, and calm fears. Mothers love the most, understand the most, give the most, sacrifice the most, deal with the most, and hurt the most. Mothers are imperfect, selfless, and forever hold their children in their…
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5 Things You Must Do To Make Your Dreams Reality

The thing about dreams is that we all have them. Some big and some small. Sometimes they start big, get small, or even go away.  Sometimes we stop dreaming completely or give up on our dreams. Sometimes we keep dreaming. And dreaming. And…