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5 Ways to Raise Up Hungry Children

It will be another twenty years before I can admit to having a mental illness, but today is a start. Because I saw her on the way to the hospital. A woman, jogging, and she was muscular and the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen because she was so fully alive. read more

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Finding a Place to Bloom

I once heard a speaker talk about how each of us is a beautiful masterpiece. I scoffed inwardly as the speaker shared these words. I spent much of my life believing there was no way this was true about me. I didn’t feel at all like a masterpiece, and I certainly didn’t feel beautiful. read more

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Courage Suppressant

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The Bravest Thing I'll Never Say

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