Self-esteem, Insecurity, and a World Desperate For Significance

ANNOUNCING the Official Release of "I Am"

It’s been more than six years since my insecure self first opened a Word document and typed the words “I Am …” What followed was very little typing, and a whole lot of staring at the screen: I am … The cursor blinked while I waited for inspiration. Clearly, the sentence wasn’t finished. I needed more. […]

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Fashion Issues, Girl Drama & the Longing To Be Beautiful

The secret to real beauty

She stomped and stewed all the way to the bus stop. And shed a few tears too, no doubt. She was frustrated, which made my littlest fireball madder than a hornet. She can’t stand it when life doesn’t go her way. And this particular morning, much to her devastation, she couldn’t find A THING to wear. Yep. […]

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The One Resolution You Need More than All The Others

He bounced into the kitchen with a double dose of his usual enthusiasm and optimism. Good heavens. It was far too early for both. Guess what, Mom!  I couldn’t imagine. His head still sported some impressive bedhead. Seriously impressive. You decided to forego personal grooming? He didn’t find my answer amusing. So I conceded to his little […]

How Boundaries With my Son Overwhelmed Me

A Guest Post by Kathi Lipp

Sitting across from my son at Starbucks, seeing him in so much pain, so completely overwhelmed, I was desperate to kiss him on the forehead, say some magic mommy words, and make all the hurt go away. The Problem The only problem with this plan? My little boy is 6’1” and in his mid-twenties. But […]

For Those Who Wonder If They’re Enough {VIDEO + FREE Invitation}

Do you ever struggle with feeling good about yourself? Come on now. Tell the truth. No need to appear more confident than you really are. Maybe the source of your dissatisfaction is your appearance or a hard relationship. Or perhaps a struggling career or dwindling dream. Regardless of the source, your dissatisfaction leaves you feeling […]