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Learning to be Brave

Being brave took an interesting turn since my children both started school last fall. It's the first time I am home alone in a decade, and I find that I am not the same woman I was ten years ago. When I was a new mother, I was more risk adverse. More concerned with image. read more

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The Undone Won't Undo Me

It’s why I can get up today, after a night of interrupted sleep, and brew coffee and sit in my living room and write in the quiet, even though piles of clothes litter the floor in front of me, waiting to be donated. I will get to them. I resolve not to let the undone define or undo me. read more

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Practice Makes Progress

In the corner of my den sits a hardly used sewing machine collecting dust. I thought it would be a great idea to learn how to sew. I would make my own curtains! I would hem my own pants! Surely, it would require time and patience to learn. It would also take a lot of practice. read more

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Ways to Stop Fear from Crippling You

The only way to live bravely, to be who we are truly meant to be, is to face our fears instead of letting them cripple us. While you cannot always remove all your fears, you can always act in spite of them to become your best self. read more

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Teaching My Children to Risk and Fail

Here’s the dilemma. I don’t want my children to see playing it safe is the prescription for life. But my fears as a mom often pop up as a deterrent to allowing, even encouraging, them to take risks. read more