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Closing My Fifth Seven

Everything in time (and by extension, in life) moves in cycles. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, all add up to become part of a cycle. Some cycles move very quickly like our beating hearts or a bolt of lightning while others move very slowly like the return of a …

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Knowing The Most: Developing Selfhood in Child-Rearing

In 14 years of motherhood, I have learned that there is such a thing as “knowing the most.” This is my term to define which areas in personhood and human development it benefits me (as the mama) to know the most about my child(ren). For the sake of a whole-child …

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These Three Women {and more}

I spend a lot of time coaching or consulting with other women about various aspects of life including building intimacy, feminine power, navigating relationships, rearing children, and more. Almost every woman who I first encounter tells me that they do not have very close relationships with other women or they …

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The Simple Math of Provision and Multiplication

The amount (and degree) of “relationship” laziness I have witnessed lately is insanely alarming. It baffles me how many adults actually desire to approach partnership with nothingness. In my latest encounter with (what I call) The Foolishness, I visited a certain online space where women were sharing their thoughts on …

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Isolation, Incubation, & Immunity: Cultivating Security in Our Relationships

Every now and again the me who is a mama and the me who is a relationship partner crosses paths in a place where I am curious to approach a relationship situation in a similar way that I have as an educating mama. Y’all ever have two of your identities …

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More Story, Less Struggle

A quick what-now on why I abandoned the Struggle Bus in my professional biography, AKA the “About” page. A little less than a week ago, I wrote the “About” page on this here blog. Then, I asked my FBers for feedback. I had just finished reading Cal Newport’s So Good …

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7 Highlights of 2019: Making Dreams Come True

Yesterday, the first of my year-end posts featured 11 books that impacted my 2019. One of the titles I listed was The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo. I mentioned that the lesson I learned in this year’s read was to fiercely follow my dreams. Each year early in January, I write a …

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