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A Short Story: Second Chances

This is a short story I wrote last year for a competition - they give you the first and last sentences and you fill in the rest ... Enjoy!   No coverage, not even one bar, the battery was dead anyway.  It was still daytime, but there was an overcast and the sky had a… Continue reading A Short Story: Second Chances

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A Short Story: Marley & Devan

This is a short story I wrote last year ... for some reason I feel compelled to share it. Enjoy.   “Excuse me, I have to go let Bix out.” Marley found herself admiring the way the sunlight came through the window, shining on the two-toned peonies in the narrow neck vase on the rustic… Continue reading A Short Story: Marley & Devan

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A New Adventure Awaits … in the Stars

Stars and other celestial objects are the envious subject of countless analogies - when someone leaves this Earth, we talk about them becoming part of the stars, the Heavens, when we dream for a moment without limitations, without hesitation - what do we say? We say we are going to reach for the stars.  We… Continue reading A New Adventure Awaits … in the Stars

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Three Things to Consider When You Feel Like No One Understands Your Dream

"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree."Have you ever heard that saying and wondered, "Yeah, but this apple fell freaking 500 yards away from the tree." Are you an apple that didn't fall even close to the tree and sometimes you wish you would have? Or maybe, you did fall close to the tree… Continue reading Three Things to Consider When You Feel Like No One Understands Your Dream

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It’s Time to Quit Playing the Martyr Card

Warning: We are going in deep, ya'll. Don't be nervous, this is a tough one but you can do this. Okay, you ready? Good ... How many times have you played the Martyr Card in your life? What's the Martyr Card? Martyr Syndrome is when someone perceives themselves in a constant state of self-sacrifice and… Continue reading It’s Time to Quit Playing the Martyr Card

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Part 2: When Old Stories Show Up in New Chapters

Challenging Our StoriesIf you haven't read part one of this post, please do so before you continue with this one. Now, if you've done any personal development work, you learned pretty fast that we can't control our triggers - things that give us flashbacks or bring up something we aren't quite sure what the heck… Continue reading Part 2: When Old Stories Show Up in New Chapters

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Part 1: When Old Stories Show Up in New Chapters

Have you ever looked at a photo of yourself and cringe? Maybe you thought you looked decent but, oh, those "Hulk" arms were a bit much? All that extra skin hanging down from your arms creating bat wings large enough for you flap away into the night. Oh, what about those stretch marks? Don't forget… Continue reading Part 1: When Old Stories Show Up in New Chapters