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The best things love the whole of you. ALL OF IT.

Dear Spectacular Girl, The best things are not afraid of your awesomeness, of your beauty, of your brilliance. The best things are not afraid of your mistakes, your fears or your weaknesses. The best things love the whole of you. ALL OF IT.  The best relationships...

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Give Each Other a Chance

Dear Hopeful Girl, We all have to admit that sometimes we assume things about each other that simply are not true. Sometimes we do not give others a chance...we do not give them a chance to show us that they are kind, or talented, or that they have good intentions....

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You Deserve Kindness, Respect and Dignity

Dear Amazing Girl, It is not unreasonable to expect others to treat us with dignity, respect and kindness. Sometimes we go so long through life being treated badly that we actually begin to expect to be treated badly....and we not only put up with it, we even begin...

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Your experiences DO NOT get to define you.

Dear Beloved Girl, It is hard sometimes to recognize the root of pain and painful old beliefs. Sometimes things are buried so deep that we simply believe that they are part of us. Try to think about your experiences not as labels, but simply as experiences. Some of...

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Nice girls showing up angry….you’re invited.

Let’s talk about anger....like...let’s talk really honestly about anger. Especially if you are a “nice girl” who has never known how to handle or express anger. Slow down with me, would ya? I know it’s scary because when we slow down we can hear it and feel it and...

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Rise Above the Muck

Dear Moving-Forward Girl, Sometimes things happen in life that are very unfair and very painful...things that make us want to drop everything and tell our side of the story. We want to shout from the rooftops about what happened and how it got portrayed unfairly....

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The Small Steps are Important

Dear Joyful Girl,You never know when the little steps are going to be the very steps that turn things around for you, so never think that small steps are insignificant. You never know when a chance meeting is going to turn into a brand new job, or a treasured...

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Sit With Your Fears & Listen

Dear Lovely Girl, So many times we know the right things to do, the right things to say, the better ways to respond, the best ways to go; yet we keep doing the opposite things. This then starts a cycle of shame, and makes all of the things that we wanted LESS of in...

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Give Yourself the Gift of Solitude

Dear Gorgeous Girl, Sometimes the very best gift we can give to ourselves is a little bit of time alone, in complete silence and complete calm. Even if it's just for a little while, quiet time is essential for our souls. Our deepest truths speak in quiet little...

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Be Brave and Reach Out

Dear Beloved Girl, There really are wonderful, kind, good, and noble people in the world. Sometimes it seems like they are few and far between, but they are sauntering in the same light-filled places that you are adn that you crave to be. If you have been hurt in...

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