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It Might Not Get Easier, But You Can Get Stronger

There are times in life that are not going to get easier for a long while, even with our very best efforts. Illnesses, financial problems, relationship complications—there are some difficulties in life that aren’t going to quickly go away. So, rather than waiting for these times to be over, the best thing we can do is work up the strength and endurance to meet those challenges in ways that feel like self-respect. Read More

Sometimes it’s just winter . . .

Dear Just-Right Girl, We can think we’ve lost our motivation or that something is wrong. We can think we should be doing more, building more, creating more, and being more. We can think that we are just not the women we used to be . . . and we can also recognize...

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What does truth feel like?

Dear Seeking Girl, What does truth feel like? Truth feels good, peaceful, and warm, even when the truth is a hard reality. Truth is light being shed on darkness. Think of a time when you knew FOR SURE that you were experiencing truth. Think of that feeling, that...

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Whatever it is, we are going to get through it . . .

Dear Frantic Girl, It’s not going to be perfect, because nothing ever really is for more than a few minutes. But it’s going to be exactly what it’s meant to be. It’s going to be perfectly imperfect. It’s not going to turn out exactly like you thought it would or...

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It is okay if you do not know yet . . .

Dear Worrying Girl, None of us can know for sure how our day will end, let alone our whole life story. We can’t know every road that we will take or every road that we will have to choose from. We can’t know what will show up, who will show up or when. We can’t...

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You are the only one on earth who knows YOU!

Dear Lovely Girl, 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 wisdom you...

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