My Inner Critics

by Mary Ellen Collins How does my inner critic show up in my life? She yells at me. She shows up when I have made a mistake, and I couldn’t get away with it if I tried. She always tells me what I have done wrong. She never calls me...

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Path

by Marisa Saenz What happens to you when life takes a turn for the worse? I, personally, get emotional. Most of the time, I have difficulty communicating effectively. Of course, who can? It’s times like these that most people are concentrated on surviving the hour or day. Sometimes just eating...

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Mirror Image

by Dottie Menkhaus Occasionally I will take a moment and stare at myself in a mirror and smile. It has nothing to do with vanity. Sometimes when I catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror, I see my mother. As time marches on, I start to see the same...

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I Am His Child

By Cestiny Crowther When you grow up in a mess, you tend to be a mess, attract messes, carry a mess around with you and cater to thoughts that are a mess. I remember when I started to write this, I was very angry with being compared to other women...

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STARTING A MOTHERLESS DAUGHTERS GROUP

By Mary Ellen Collins Step 3 – Telling Your Story Go here for Step 1 and Step 2 We each have a story to tell. Our life’s experience – our book—so many chapters. Think about your story and how you would share it with someone else. Telling your story takes...

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Motivation

By Marisa Saenz “How can you be so bold to help others when you have so many issues yourself?”, says the critical voice inside my head. Lately, I have had a difficult time with motivation. Whenever I start a project, whether it’s going to the store, reading of favorite book,...

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Not Alone

By Cestiny Crowther Typically, when I write, my words are related to something I am feeling or thinking. Other times, they are related to how someone expressed their feelings to me. This particular poem is my reaction to a friend who swore to me that he was already too far...

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