Author Archives: Gail Cawley Showalter

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You Are What You Eat

I’m here to tell you I now know what to eat and what not to eat and the big difference is – I’m doing it.

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Know Yourself

It is important to know yourself. It helps in every area of your life-but it can take a lifetime if you aren’t self aware.

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How to Deal with Difficult People

The more problematic is what to do about people who have caused you pain, physically or emotionally. These people may be risky for you to associate with. You have to decide whether or not to allow the person into your personal circle.

Our Empowered Single Moms

Empowerment is a buzzword these days. But what is it really? In our acronym SMORE, Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered, the last word is empowered. Empowerment deals with taking control of life circumstances, exercising power to achieve goals, and the process by which you are able to help yourself and others to maximize the quality of their lives.

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How to Find Your JOY

Your thoughts may be stealing your joy. To protect them you must recognize the thoughts that keep you from your joy.

ABC’s of Wisdom

At one-point JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, was jobless, divorced, penniless, and had  a dependent child. She suffered through bouts of depression, eventually signing up for government-assisted welfare.

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How A Christmas (Single Mom) Elf Finds the Real Joy of Christmas

“Joy to the World” was playing on the car radio, but I did not feel any joy in my world. It was five days before Christmas – the first Christmas since my divorce and the first one I would spend without my children.

How to Grow Spiritually with the Enneagram

Would you like to participate with a group of women learning how the Enneagram can guide you through spiritual development? The Enneagram has been around for centuries and is an in-depth personality identification and study. You will not only learn about your personality, you will learn about your “shadow” sides. You will learn how to […]

You Can Live Courageously?

You are a hero whether you know it or not.

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Single Mom Know Yourself

One of our themes on this blog is Personality Predicaments. You may have read in a previous post, Personality Predicaments Solved that you will begin with an awakening, then the work begins.