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Soaking in the Happy

Truth Byte #32 “It’s okay to be happy.”   I come from heartbreak.   If your parents divorced or you had some family tragedy before you turned 20, you can probably relate.  Most of us who have pain in our childhoods have marinated in the jagged shards of heartbreak.  The happily-ever-after got snatched away by…
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My Two Voices

Truth Byte #31 You are being too hard on yourself.    Judgment is a curious thing.  Very little children don’t judge.  They ask questions (Mommy, why is that man wearing a dress? Daddy, what is that chair with wheels for? Grandma, why doesn’t Maya have a dad?) but until they are taught, they don’t really…
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The Ice Cold Contraction

Truth Byte #30 Stay and play, don’t run away. I was a pretty even-tempered child.  That is, until my feelings got hurt. Growing up in the 80’s in a large, close-knit extended family that loved to tease, that happened often.  When I felt that lump in my throat, I would quickly change the subject and…
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Feeling fat again

Truth Byte #29 Your current situation is the result of a series of small choices.   I stepped on the scale the other day, and I had gained three pounds.  I thought back over the past few weeks and realized there have been a lot more restaurant lunches, ice-cream truck treats with the kids, and…
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Am I cut off?

Truth Byte #28   If you’re not supported, you are the one to blame.    People tell me they are lonely.  That they have no friends.  That no one supports them.  And maybe to a point, this is true.  But let’s get honest: if you have no one to turn to, it’s probably your own…
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On Listening

Truth Byte #27 No one is listening to you.    You keep talking and talking.  And no one seems to hearing a word you say.   Sound familiar?   I have this experience when we are running late for something.  I tell them and tell them that we are late, but my kids just don’t…
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Are you ready for closure?

Truth Byte #26 The end is coming and you aren’t ready.    The end is coming.   But we don’t really like endings.    I remember being ten years old and getting hooked on a novel series called Sweet Valley High.  Every book stood alone, and the characters were consistent and predictable.   They didn’t…
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Before your sweetness turns sour…

Truth Byte #25 Claim your beauty before it’s too late.    In the animal kingdom, males are granted with special features to attract the females of their species.  In the human kingdom, it seems these roles are reversed.  Many women in cultures all over the world spend hundreds of hours and dollars a year engaging…
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