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How Shame Steals Your Power

  Is Shame Stealing Your Power? Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough. – Brené Brown “Shame on you!” was something we said when I was a kid. Of course we had no idea, really, what we were saying or that we were putting the other person […]

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How to Avoid Disruptions in Your Bliss

3 ways to Have More Bliss My goal is to empower women, all women. I know what it is to lose your bliss. There have been times when fear overcame me and I didn’t know which way to turn.  Usually I was overwhelmed with my own thoughts. Blame was easier than forgiveness. Spewing my mental […]

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How well do you know yourself?

Know Yourself There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” -Benjamin Franklin  Seems simple, right? You look in the mirror everyday and you recognize your face. You think you know yourself. I think that self-awareness is a spiritual process and often takes a lifetime. Some will tell you that […]

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How to Set Priorities

Have you set priorities in your life? We have more choices today than women did when my mother was young, for example. When I was in college young ladies generally majored in nursing, teaching, or something in the secretarial field. Now we have so many choices it can be confusing. The definition of a priority […]

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What Made Me So Hurt, Angry, and Vulnerable?

Are Your Vulnerable?    The summer had been too eventful. I felt like I was on the verge of cracking like thin ice. First Damon, my nine-year-old’s appendix ruptured and he came near to death. I never left his side. After complications he recovered more quickly than I did-emotionally. Soon after he could travel my […]

How to Live Courageously

Live Your Life Courageously This review of my book meant a lot to me because my personal life goal is to encourage and empower women. If my own experiences and life lessons can do that, I’m thrilled. This book is simple and an easy read. It is also loaded with lessons learned that can apply […]

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Be an Empowered Woman

Are You Empowered? 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 […]

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How to Make Wise Career Choices

Career Choices What should I study? What path should I take? I often hear these questions from women that I coach. Women, more than, men seem to have trouble thinking of themselves having a career. Some are coming out of a divorce and others haven’t found the job that was right for them. Still others […]

Who do you think you are?

Who Are You? “Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” –Orison Swett Marden Excerpt from Living Learning Loving, Chapter 2 There are times, especially during a divorce or child custody battle, when it takes a lot of courage […]

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Need Funds for College?

Do You Need College Funds? A Grant for Women in College Are you a Candidate for a Program for Continuing Education (PCE) Grant? I write a P.E.O. grant for single moms in southeast Texas that may benefit you if:  You are a American or Canadian citizen You were out of school for at least 24 […]