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“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place”

― Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You

GUEST WRITER: Cheryl Conklin: Five Fun Hobbies for the Heart, Soul, and Body

Five Fun Hobbies for the Heart, Soul, and Body Developing a hobby or learning a new skill challenges you and keeps life interesting. Hobbies are great to have at any age, especially for seniors. After retirement, there’s all the time in the world to do the things you want to do, but who says that […]

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Are You Happy?

Are you happy? Honestly think about this. Take a minute and reflect. Are you truly and genuinely happy? If the answer is no, why not? What in your life is causing you to be unhappy? You have to be honest and true with yourself with these answers. To be happy and to remove those chains […]

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It shouldn’t Hurt

“If you can’t be honest to your best friends and family about how he’s actually treating you, he’s not treating you right.” —thevelveteenrabid I felt like I would look like a failure and be a laughing stock if the relationship failed. I put the best possible image on all forms of social media. After constantly […]

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“Don’t take advice form people you don’t want to be.”

“Don’t take advice form people you don’t want to be.” Seeing this quote spoke volumes in my life. Why was I allowing people constantly criticize my life and try to steer me in all different directions. But is it the right direction? Or is it just the direction they see as “right?” And is that […]

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I’ve learned to love my scars. No matter what they were from or how I got them. I’ve learned how to forgive myself for all my scars. Emotional or physical. I’ve learned that it’s tough to stay strong. But I did and look I’m still here. I’ve learned to appreciate my scars. They are proof […]

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Be Beautiful, Be You

In life a hard pill everyone needs to learn how to swallow is there is always going to be someone better than you or smarter than you or prettier than you or more fit than you. I was given this truth by my roommate who learned it from her father. There’s this beautiful realization that […]

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Guest Writer – Yancey(

Hello, how are you? Smiling? Well? Growing? How about all of the above! Take a moment and search your heart, are you at peace with you? Are you comfortable with who you are right now? Don’t answer, reflect, think, keep growing. Keep working on being that person you are working, and striving to be. At […]

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Keep Your Head Up

It’s okay to have off days. It’s okay to allow yourself to be sad sometimes and feel your emotions as they come. You can’t force happiness all the time.  Somedays it’s going to rain and it’s better to just let it. Rain is what comes before the rainbow. With that being said you can’t wallow […]

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My Final Letter To You

It’s already After Dark, and you’re most likely Dreamin Now that we are once again World’s Apart, I finally have to Break the Silence And you have most likely buried my memory deep under December’s first heavy snow fall. At first feelings that I’ve never felt before Rushed Over Me and I felt helpless like […]

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You Glow Different

You glow different when you’re happy and healthy but that doesn’t mean your partner was the sole problem in your unhealthy relationship. A relationship is made or broken by two people, I don’t agree just because you glow after  breakup you weren’t a problem. Maybe no actually probably you weren’t the main problem but both […]

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