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Tumbled Polished Beauty

Tumbled Polished Beauty

I spent some time walking along the waters edge today, feeling the sand squish between my toes and pull away with the tide. Connecting with the ocean, however brief it may be, always has me curling up inside like a snail in her shell, wanting to be alone and quiet. I am always scanning the…

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Invisible

Invisible

As a Single Mom, I record Mina’s life in pictures and videos. When I look back through the years of pictures, I notice that there are few candid pictures which include me. I am that silent presence taking pictures, but there isn’t someone there to capture those mother/daughter moments that so many other moms seem…

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Your value isn’t a $$ sign

Your value cannot be measured in dollars and cents. What you provide to others is immeasurable and incalculable. You are important and loved because you have so much love to give. But, you see, I know you because I am you. I can see into those thoughts that de-value your self worth and belittle your…

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When “Yes” girl said “No”

For years, I was that girl: the one who always said yes. It was easier. Stress came when I tried to say no. A looming tidal wave of negative energy would build up from the other person if there was even a hint of a “no”. It was intimidating so I always backed off, retreated,…

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