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Mental Illness…The Universe’s Gift

I was seven years old the first time I thought “My brain is broken”. I spent the next twenty-five years finding ways to punish myself for being broken. I thought it was a curse because I was a bad person … Continue reading

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Socially Awkward…

I am and always have been socially awkward. I have learned to walk on my hands because I spend so much time with not one but both feet in my mouth. I love being able to help people or to … Continue reading

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My Best Isn’t Good Enough….

  I have come to accept that I am not perfect. I have a million faults. I can honestly say I try my best but unfortunately it isn’t good enough. That’s when I have to do what’s required. Live up … Continue reading

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It’s Not About What Others Think

I spent many years of my life making bad choices, being unhappy and stressed and hurting myself and other people because I was more worried about what other people thought of me than figuring out what I thought about myself. … Continue reading

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Potential For Greatness….Embrace Your Awesomeness

I love teenagers. I think they get a bum rap sometimes. I have had the incredible pleasure of spending a lot of time with youth in the past several years. I spent this weekend with four teens. They are awesome. … Continue reading

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Grateful For Joy

  When I was a teenager I was given a blessing that said I would find joy and happiness in this life. I have read that blessing and clinged on to that promise for more than 20 years. Much of … Continue reading

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Please Love Yourself….

There are many teenagers and young adults who are on a self destructive path. Who are abusing their bodies by eating disorders or self injury. Others who are in a depression or suicidal. I know many youth struggling to find … Continue reading

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