Stop Comparing, Start Embracing

Stop Comparing, Start Embracing

No matter what you look like, where you come from, or what you have experienced, this truth remains: You are one of a kind, created by the Master with great purpose in mind. You are a reflection of God’s beauty, a precious picture of His grace, and a jewel in His eyes. Despite where this life has taken you, you are enough and your value will never depreciate.

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In Honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

In Honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Miscarriage is a devastating experience. So many questions run through your mind and all you want to know is why. Why did it happen? Why didn't your body act right? Why couldn't you save your baby? Why does miscarriage even exist? Why? Why? Why? No answer will ever be good enough. You may never know or understand why, but know that it wasn't your fault.

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The Diagnosis Doesn't Change Your Destiny

The Diagnosis Doesn't Change Your Destiny

Yes, you may have to take the medicine. Yes, you may have to go to the therapy sessions. Yes, you may have to endure the treatments. Yes, you may have to make some lifestyles changes.

Still, the word of the Lord in Jeremiah 29:11 stands: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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Make It Work For You

Make It Work For You

In relationships, in career goals, in fitness ambitions, in parenting, in dealing with certain situations, or whatever the case, you have the freedom to create a system that works best for you. It does not matter how any other person before you or around is doing it or has done it, you do not have to follow their way. Even if you like the way they do it, you may find that what works for them will not work for you. And that is perfectly okay.

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Here we go...again!

Here we go...again!

The beautiful thing about giving whatever it is you need to give another go is that there is grace for that. For one, each day, because of God’s mercy, we are allowed a fresh, new start: “It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).

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If You Fake It, You Won't Make It: Get Real & Heal

If You Fake It, You Won't Make It: Get Real & Heal

What you're hiding beneath that pretense needs to be uncovered so that the true essence of who you are can be recovered. Putting bandages on top of wounds so no one else will see them or to pretend they don’t exist does not make them go away. No matter how much you dress it up, sex it up, shop it up, party it up, over-achieve it up, or however you cover it up, until you reveal it, you will never heal and the pain will only grow deeper and stronger.

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Self-Care: What It Really Means

Self-Care: What It Really Means

Self-care is far more than superficial enjoyment. Quite honestly, those perks are only a minute fraction of what caring for one’s self really looks like and consists of. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for relaxing in a massage chair while having my feet rubbed and scrubbed – away from the demands of day-to-day life, when all of the attention is on me and my needs in that moment; however, let’s be clear here: You can go to the spa every week, never miss a hair, nails, and feet appointment, take a vacation every month, and have a closet full of clothes and shoes, yet still not have a clue how to care for yourself. You can be very well kept on the outside and dying on the inside.

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Your Truth Matters: #MeToo

Your Truth Matters: #MeToo

Sexual assault is one of the most painful, frightening, life-altering experience one can go through. It damages you physically, psychologically, emotionally, developmentally, and spiritually. I know firsthand. And when you find the courage and strength to speak up about your experience and you aren't believed, it is equivalent to being victimized all over again.

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