Let the Bully Go!

I’ve been sitting on a message for a couple of weeks. Like shooting stars, thought snippets invade my space.  Words…

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Caught Unawares

Yesterday I searched for a meme that would represent my state of mind and heart. I wanted to hide out—separate…

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Strategies That Shape Substance

Three Simple Ways To Embrace Your Spiritual Side

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Many people reach a point in their lives when they crave something more. For some, this appears in the form of a mid-life crisis. Forty year olds yearn to be achingly cool again and buy themselves a sports car, listen to music aimed at the millennial, and wear clothes that are way too young for…

Share Your Uglies

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Memories of childhood take me back to a time where shame and sadness would pour out of me—drenched in tears I would sit on my Papi’s lap. His soothing words, “Que te pasa hijita?” (What’s wrong little one?) would draw out an even deeper level of grief and sorrow. Oh, the drama of it all!…

The Secret To Developing Good Habits

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If you want life to work for you much more, you need to make sure that you are developing good habits along the way. For the most part, it is only by having good habits that you can ensure you are going to be able to live the life you want. But many of us…

Giving Birth During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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At any time, giving birth is exciting and nerve-wracking all wrapped up in one. It is a whole host of emotions and feelings. But if you are going to be giving birth during the coronavirus pandemic, you may be feeling more stressed and apprehensive than excited. While it’s perfectly natural to be confused about how…

Coronavirus: Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Panic

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If there is a time to panic, it’s now. Currently, the world is experiencing the most significant health crisis in a generation. The numbers don’t make for good reading, and they are enough to send you into a spiral. However, while COVID-19 needs treating with respect, panicking is the wrong step. When you panic, you…

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Reinventing Yourself Amidst Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic has caused everyone to rethink their lives. If an alarm has gone off in your head, you must not ignore it. Using this opportunity to reinvent yourself and start leading the life you deserve is the only way to turn this negative into a negative.  Once you acquire the right mindset, you’ll…

Four Reasons Why Exercise Is Good For Your Health

As adults, exercise can be something that is very much either loved or hated. It can be difficult to sustain a fitness routine without it feeling like a chore. However, there are many benefits that come from keeping fit. Here are four reasons why exercise is good for your health. It Looks After Your Internal…

“But God” Verses

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I dove into scripture to find all the but God Bible verses and was blown away. It’s all throughout the Old and New Testaments and we see clearly how God works. These verses tell us that our circumstances DO NOT get the last word. The enemy DOES NOT get the last word. Death and disease DO NOT get the…