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How to Quickly Set Your Boundaries and Practice Self Love for the Holiday Season

Boundaries play an important part in putting our needs front and center. The cool thing about boundaries is that no one needs to know you are setting them. They are for you and in your control.…

Removing the walls around my heart

I am working on opening my heart. Looking back on my childhood years, I can see how I protected my heart by building walls around it. It seems the more I was abused, the thicker the walls got.…

Undoing a toxic habit

heart in handJudging ourselves and each other is a habit that becomes very toxic, very quickly.  Judging one another or a stranger walking on the street can end a world of possibilities within seconds if done right.…

Gifts with every obstacle

Edison lightbulb

It is easy to get caught up in thinking that our disappointments and lost directions are a waste of our time. When we fall into this cycle, we tend to forget the power of those disappointments.…

The POWER of His love

I have been hiding part of my truth. I needed to take the time to honor the process and allow myself to heal, take back my life and embrace the power that lies inside me.…

When hope leaves me

Hope candleHope is a powerful force that keeps us going even when we are facing difficult times. But what happens when we feel like hope has completely left?

During my healing years, depression had a front seat.…

Boundaries are an expression of self-love

woman-hugging-herselfLearning you are capable of self-care, worthy of asking for your needs and opening your heart to receiving are essential milestones along your healing path. Of course it is awkward. The first few days and weeks of preparing for that marathon leaves the new runner sore and many times defeated.…

Healing our souls through self-love

self-love-picIt amazes me how quickly I forget the courage and commitment it takes to reclaim my life as I learn life lessons never taught to me as a child. When I’m learning a new skill, I tend to forget the difficulties I faced while overcoming so many challenges.…

There is always hope

I am a survivor of emotional, physical and sexual child abuse. It is a part of my history. It does not define who I am today, nor the direction my life will take.…

Love is All You Need

Guest blogger, Jackie Bailey of Emerald City Consulting shares her self-love process.

Charity never faileth.

As a Christian, I learned this philosophy in The New Testament. The Apostle Paul speaks about charity to the people of Corinth….…