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How to fight when words hurt {Fierce Friday}

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How to fight when words hurt | Fierce Friday- the battle you are fighting has already been won!

How to Fight when Words Hurt Once upon a time I dreamed of being a figure skater. I imagined gliding over the ice on perfectly white skates, twirling and jumping in perfection. During the winter months I was glued to the television, watching athletes masterfully dance across the ice. It looked so glamorous. And don’t even get me started on the outfits. Glitter? Yes, please. Sometimes dreams die. My figure skating dream died the day I…

How to Love them Deeply

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How to love them deeply. Everyone carries with them a story of love, heartbreak and history. Everyone deserves our deep love, because love makes up for anything.

We were at the Denver airport catching a flight to Tulsa, Ok. I was with my oldest daughter and we had just sat down to eat a quick dinner before we boarded the plane. I looked over to my left and saw an Asian woman sitting by herself eating salad and working on her computer, which was a Mac by the way.  She looked to be around 60, wore glasses and her hair reminded me…

How a Broken Engagement made me Fiercely His

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I’m so honored today to bring you my new friend Brittany! Oh you guys. Lean in. When I initially read her words I got chills. She’s got a word for you, I promise! a broken engagement I awoke to a splitting head ache and swollen eyes. I laid in my bed, vacant of any strength to do more than stare at the door. Pain flooded my heart as I remembered the occurrences of the previous…

To the girl who feels rejected and misunderstood.

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To the girl who feels rejected and misunderstood- you still have purpose!

Girl- I feel ya…I really do. And I bet there’s not a girl out there who would say she’s never been rejected or misunderstood. It happens to all of us at one point or another. I got a call one morning that completely rocked my world. I was dripping wet from the shower I had just taken. The person on the other end and I talked for about 10 minutes…but I hardly heard anything she…

Be Bold – Share Your Story

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Share Your Story

It felt as though I was convulsing on the inside. The anxiety was crippling as it twisted back and forth in my belly. The words I had practiced over and over in the wee hours of the morning threatened to stay locked up tight where safety ruled. The urge to bite my cuticles was overwhelming because it felt like the only relief that was available to me at the time. It was the moment of…

My Positively Lovely Story| #fierceFriday

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You are positively Lovely

It’s #fierceFriday (yay)! and HI GUYS! It’s been too long, I know. I’m just about settled here in beautiful Colorado. It’s been extremely challenging and I’ll save the details for later, but today let’s just be fierce, okay? If you have a #fierce story to share contact me! People need to read your words! Positively Lovely I remember the night everything fell apart like it was yesterday. I’d just come home from a long swim…

A Pain not Wasted | Fierce Friday

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Death is one of life’s harshest realities. It has the ability to produce grief, fear, doubt and a myriad of other emotions that can leave us isolated and locked up for years. It’s deep wounds can leave scars that are constant reminders of what could’ve been, but will never be. Yet there are times when out of death, comes new life. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the…

My Love/Hate Relationship with Mothering | Fierce Friday

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Mothering

My Love/Hate Relationship with Mothering   Mothering and I have a love/hate relationship. I love the idea of being a good mom. I want to be one. But there’s a struggle and underlying uncertainty with each attempt. I simply don’t feel good enough. And I hate it. It’s a vicious cycle. Try. Fail. Self scorn. Mothering pity party for 1. Attempt again. And girl, don’t even place a June Cleaver-type in my tracks.   It’ll…

Finding Joy Podcast: Rising Up

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Finding Joy Podcast w/Shannon Geurin

You guys! I’m so honored to be a part of the lovely Lauren Gaskill’s Finding Joy Podcast today!  Finding Joy is a podcast dedicated to bringing you encouragement and inspiration in all of life’s moments — the good, bad and everything in-between. I absolutely love Lauren. She’s adorable and the kinda girl that you can just easily talk to. It’s a gift that she has. Click here and it will take you to her website…

Legacy

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Legacy

  We had planned on a long weekend. My sister was in town for the weekend and Alex was coming home too. We planned on going to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. We were going to go to the Taste of Denver and stroll down Pearl Street in Boulder, eat on patios, all the while looking at mountain views. Alex was supposed to land at 7am on Friday morning. We were on our…

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