Category overcoming difficulties

Single Moms Amaze Me

    Once in a while I meet a single mom who is so impressive she is an inspiration for others. Natausha is one of those moms.

When Is a Personal Storm a Gift?

Makes me wonder how we so often think we have everything under our control. Then the storm hits. And we realize Mother Nature is laughing at us. Or life has other plans.

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3 Foolproof Tips for Parents After Divorce

  Do Not Put Children in the Middle After Divorce One minute audio:   After a divorce or split up parents are often tempted to triangulate the relationship with their Ex. Children are put in a terrible position of being stretched between parents. Triangulation is not geometry. It is rather a situation in which one […]

People Pleaser Reminder: Someone else's thoughts and desires do not require a change in your own beliefs or another item on your to-do list.

How to Know if You Are a People Pleaser

Are You a People Pleaser? You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically-to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside. – Stephen Covey Setting priorities means setting boundaries. Yes, that same old subject again—boundaries. I want […]

I Am Woman – Hear Me Roar

You Are Woman “So many women spend their lives playing small. I call it ungodly contentment. We find a safe little corner in the world and spend our days maintaining a comfortable nest. Though, of course, such work can be a holy endeavor, it can also be an escape, an unholy refusal to live the […]

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Why Boundaries Make a Difference

Set Boundaries for Personal Emotional Health The topic of boundaries keeps coming up with the women I coach. I wonder if that is because we aren’t taught as little girls about our right to establish boundaries. Some of us may not have even been taught that we should establish boundaries for our own personal safety. […]

Who Are You?

Do You Remember Who You Are? Related posts: Journey to Self, Am I Strong or Weak?, Who Am I? We saw The Lion King last night at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Magnificent! I admit I’d forgotten so many of the meaningful lines in the story. The one that lingers in my mind for the […]

Book of Lessons of Insight & Encouragement

Living Learning Loving Lessons of Insight & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood Amazon Review: Even though I am not a single mom at this time, I gained tremendous insight into my strengths and weaknesses, my relationships and my power to change for the better. Gail Showalter shares her own experiences, struggles and successes that […]

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Education Builds Self Awareness

Related articles: Education is Key, Baby Steps to College Education opens doors. For me gaining a Master’s Degree was not only an adventure it was a confidence booster of the best kind. I took one step at a time until I found doors opening.  I like the illustration of the Israelites carrying the Ark of […]

Help! I’m a Single Mom! Download Interview

Radio Interview On “Chained No More” Promote single mom ministry – download and share the interview, “Help! I’m a Single Mother!” on http://toginet.com/shows/chainednomore/ There have been 5,015 downloads as of 4-12-16 Robyn Besemann interviews Gail. Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being […]