Author Archives: Gail Cawley Showalter

God Loves

God Loves Everyone, No Exceptions It is not easy. Well it is not easy for me to love everyone.If I’m honest I cannot say I want the very best for everyone. I think I want justice and that means some people will be “getting what they deserve.” That is not what Jesus taught, however. We […]

Do You Want to Boycott Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day for Single Moms When I was a single mom, Valentine’s Day seemed designed to make me feel alone and lonely. I hope you do not have that experience. You can avoid it but it may be a challenge. Here are a few ideas:Plan ahead – Do not let the Day blindsight you. Have […]

Heartache is a Kind of Grief

When you experience the heartache of rejection, a divorce or breakup, you are experiencing grief.

How to Save Money

Most of us think we can’t save because there isn’t enough money to get by on, so how can I put any money in a place where I won’t have it?

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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.