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Look Back and be Thankful

Dear Gorgeous Girl, It's a big life in a big world with big possibilities. One of the wonderful things about all of this is that what might SEEM like the end…. is actually the beginning. Change is hard and endings are difficult and saying goodbye is painful. But it...

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Let. It. Go.

We hold on to so much stuff that weighs us down and makes us feel bad....grudges, regrets, outdated dreams, crummy beliefs about ourselves...even ratty clothes that make us feel bad but we just don't get rid of them for some reason.....it's heavy and yucky and all...

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Step Aside And Let It Fly Right By

Dear adored girl, When someone mistreats us, it is so important to not allow ourselves to take it personally, to let it measure our value, to let it soak in as something we 'deserve' or to let it derail us when we are on the right track. Sometimes it comes as such...

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It’s Simple Really… Just Be You

Dear Extraordinary Girl, You may have tried to fit in, and tried again, and then still again. You may have even "toned it down" enough for a while that you actually DID fit in, but it made your heart hurt and you just couldn't betray yourself for very long. Then,...

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It Will Happen As Soon As It Is Time

Dear Honorable Girl, It seems like no matter how much planning we do, no matter how careful we are, no matter how much we study and save and sacrifice....there are still big disappointments that come into our lives and knock the wind out of us. Please remember,...

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Only YOU Know What It’s Like to be You

Dear Lovely Girl, Sometimes you are the only one on earth who knows exactly the battles that you have had to fight, the dragons you have had to slay, the muck you have had to walk through, the pain you have had to endure, the strength you have had to build, the...

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Be Careful With Your Dreams & Protect Your Choices

Dear Beautiful Girl, It is important to remember that no one has the right or the power to take away your choices, your thoughts, or the essence of who you are. Lots of things in life can be taken from us, but most of the things that are most valuable cannot. The...

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New Beginnings are Often Disguised as Painful Endings

Dear Beloved Girl, When we have old things in our hands that we are afraid of being without, with our fists tightly clenched around those things, and we walk around fearing what will happen if we ever open our hands and let them go...when we worry whether or not...

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You Are Enough Right Now

Dear Spectacular Girl, In a world that keeps telling us that there must always be more, it is hard to ever feel like WE are enough, like we have enough, like we do enough, like there will be enough when all is said and done, especially when MORE MORE MORE seems to...

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No Shame, No Blame

Dear Merciful Girl, What if? WHAT IF today was the day that you chose to stop blaming yourself for choices you have made (choices that you would make differently today, knowing what you know now, and being who you are now). What if instead you put your arm around...

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