personal strength

Testimonial – For the first time ever, I truly believe that if someone were to break in my house, I could escape and fight to protect myself

It was 8:00pm on a Saturday night, and I was already curled up in bed reading a book. My husband is in the army and was at an out-of-state, month-long training, and, while I enjoyed relaxing nights by myself, I also hated being alone in our house. Halfway through my novel, I heard a crunching outside my window, like someone stepping on leaves. I automatically froze up and panicked. What if someone was about to break in? Where would I…

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The Benefits of Boldnessity

OK, before we get going here, I just want all of you to know that I made that word up. You know . . . “boldnessity.” The title could have just as easily been “The Benefits of Being Bold” or even “The Benefits of Boldness.” But using those “common” words just felt…lame. Even more so since this is an article about being BOLD! About “BOLDNESSITY!” Making up my own words and just accepting that you will accept them? Yep, that’s…

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Don’t Be “In-fear-ior”

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt I’m sorry Mr. Roosevelt, but I think your statement’s not totally true. What about a burning house you happen to be in? What about a bear climbing into your tent while you’re still in it? What about someone breaking into the home where you and your children are sleeping? What about . . . spiders? I think all of those things deserve some fear. But let’s see…

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Fighting the Chainmaker

So what’s to worry about? What could possibly go wrong? It doesn’t take a whole lot of time to come up with some pretty good answers to those questions. And what’s amazing is just how EASILY we can come up with those answers. So easily in fact, it is almost as if it requires no effort what…so…ever! I came across a quote a few days ago and it got me to thinking. The quote, although I can’t for the life…

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Crap can be fertilizer in more ways than one!

The far reaching effects of abuse are amazing. It is amazing how you can be going through your every day life, and BAM! you are now responding to something that “feels” connected to your past, even if it’s not, and you suddenly feel unsafe again (the crap). I have experienced this many times. It was when I had finally “had enough” of the debilitating behaviors that were associated to abuses I experienced as a small girl and as a young…

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