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You were meant for joy….step into it

Dear Renewing Girl, When things that used to be so colorful start seeming colorless, when you don’t seem to have time for the things that used to bring you so much joy, and when you want to climb under your covers even when your favorite people are around...it’s...

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Dear Wild & Free Girl, You are doing so many good things. You are spreading so much goodness and kindness and wild-happy energy. You are making goals and dreaming dreams and trying to do even better than you did yesterday. You are thinking about people you love...

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What can you change? You might be surprised

Dear Magnificent Girl, Sometimes we settle for a life that is not even close to what is intended for us. We settle for relationships, jobs, places and situations that we have the ability to change, but that we have gotten too comfortable with to change....even if...

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Give People a Chance….ALL PEOPLE

Ugh, I'm fed up. I have had this controversial thought for a long time...and then I think...well, maybe it's not controversial at all....maybe just people are not having this conversation. I have 5 brothers, 3 sons, a phenomenal husband and also was lucky enough to...

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Difficult days pass…joy will come back….

Dear Growing Girl, Growth, healing, change...they all come with a rollercoaster of emotions. Sometimes we feel like we are up to the challenge, and then the next minute we can be bursting into tears with overwhelm, feeling like there's NO WAY we can meet the...

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Life…you don’t have to have it all figured out

Dear Brilliant Girl, Life is good. Life is difficult. Life is interesting. Life is confusing. Life is crazy. Life is fun. Life is wild. Life is colorful. Life is unpredictable. Life is a gift. Life is a test. Life is about one million other things too, isn’t it?...

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Hurdles…they keep showing up!

Dear Striving Girl, Hurdles come up in all of our lives and show up sometimes when we least expect them. Sometimes the hurdles are too big to see over and sometimes they are small enough to jump over. When you come to a hurdle, you just have to make a decision, no...

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What if you just let yourself be okay???

Dear Valuable Girl, We all crave kindness from the center of our souls. There is something healing, beautiful and necessary about kindness, isn't there? What if the kindest thing you could ever do for YOURSELF is to simply LET YOURSELF be happy, to LET YOURSELF...

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Keep being brave, okay?

Dear World-Changing Girl, It's brave to keep dreaming big dreams, to keep posing big questions, to decide not to settle for the status quo. It's brave to seek for more beauty, goodness, joy and light in a world where it's often so hard to find. It's so brave to...

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