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be you, bravely

Be you, Bravely

It seems we spend all of our time doing two things- living and waiting to live. What we seem to have in common is that we need a nudge. A nudge to get us out of our ruts and routines so that we can be reminded to risk bravely. read more

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Swiss Cheese Moms, Part One

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I Am Beautiful And I Know It

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The Day I Showered

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True Femininity

I stare at myself in the mirror, looking deep into the eyes of the woman in front of me. I give myself a smile, finding it hard to believe she is really me. read more