he’ll listen, but he will already know.

  I remember wishing more than anything for my dad to visit me in my dreams after he passed away. I almost felt angry when friends or family told me that he was in theirs, like I was being cheated out of seeing him, or he was choosing to visit other people first, or maybe […]

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the only way out is in.

It’s amazing how alone we can feel until we encounter someone who understands the inconsistent beat of our terrified heart. I know all too often how it feels to be in a room full of thousands of people and still feel so alone. To try and fill that void is a lost cause because, often […]

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An Open Letter to Anyone Planning to Watch “50 Shades of Grey” This Weekend {written by a survivor of sexual abuse}

An open letter to anyone planning on watching 50 Shades of Grey this weekend,   To be completely honest, I’m worried for the release of this movie. I am worried for the fact that this movie glamorizes aggressive sexual encounters, submissive women, and depicts pain, domination, and animalistic confrontations as intimate and desirable. There is […]

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For The Girl Who Just Wants To Know If It’s Going To Be Okay

For the girl who just wants to know if it’s going to be okay,   Take a deep breath.  Not only in the moments when you’re scared, upset, or on the verge of crocodile tears, but remember to stop and take a breath in the moments when you find yourself on top of the world. […]

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7 Things Nobody Tells You When You Have A Broken Heart

Things they ‘will’ tell you * It’ll be worth it * You’re better off * You’ll find what you’re looking for * I’m here for you * Time will heal * It’s going to be okay Things they ‘won’t’ tell you 1. Sometimes it feels like it wasn’t worth it. Sometimes the good memories creep in […]

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10 Things You Should Know By The Time You’re 25

10 Things You Should Know By The Time You’re 25 I remember the days when I knew for sure I’d have it all figured out by 25. I’d have a husband, kids, a white picket fence, a retirement, and all of the stars would twinkle my name as I taught the rest of the world […]

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10 Reminders for the Heart Who Woke Up Lonely on Thanksgiving

10 Reminders for the Heart Who Woke Up Lonely on Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a day to count our blessings, spread our love, and share the many reasons we have to be thankful for the abundant joys that fill our lives. It has become a day for apple cider snuggles, chilly football huddles, and pumpkin pie […]

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I Am Who I Am: Why Making The Wrong Choices Led Me To Self-Acceptance

All of our lives, we avoid being “that girl,” for some reason or another. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve reprimanded friends and made them promise not to be “that girl” while discussing our lives. The more I’ve avoided becoming “that girl,” however, the more “that girl” seems to find me. I lived […]

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A sweet reminder that You. Are. Enough.

This is a letter to remind you that you’re beautiful, should you ever forget. I hope you know that you are the most beautiful in the morning, eyes fluttering awake at the first sign of light, arms begging to hold the pillow for just five more minutes, legs aching to remind you how easy it […]

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