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As a mother of four and a self-proclaimed micromanaging – perfectionist – martyr, I constantly need to be reminded that control leaves me lonely, perfectionism paralyzes me and caring for others over myself leads to resentment. Join me as I try to navigate being a structure-luvin gal, in an absolutely chaotic household.

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I would love for you to join me as I work to undo these old patterns and evolve to create a more serene and accepting existence. (And you should know that I still want to ear flick the little knuckleheads {this includes my husband} when they don’t rinse a dish before putting it in the dishwasher — always a work in progress.)

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Am I Adjusting Accordingly? Getting Older Made Easy

  • Recovery: Positive Lifestyle Changes
  • Spirituality: Trusting the Universe's Plan
Today is my birthday, and here, TeamConfessioners, are just a few of the ways I can tell I’m getting older: I no longer use my teeth to open things for [...]
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An Honest Look At My Chronic Overwhelm

  • Martyrdom: Prioritizing Self-Care
  • Perfectionism: Maintaining Personal Serenity
This spring, when G Man and I went on a little getaway just the two of us, I fell in love. Not with him, of course. I had already fallen [...]
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For the Love of God – Fail My Kid

  • Parenting: Giving Kids Dignity
Last month, I once again found myself in a parent-teacher conference with several of my children’s teachers. Early in the meeting, I usually have a chance to share a quick [...]
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Rite of Empathy – A Shortcut to Understanding Someone Else’s Pain

  • Family & Friends: Making Healthy Connections
  • Marriage: Practicing Compassion & Acceptance
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People Can Change – 10 Pillars to Self-Discovery, Journal Prompts Inside!

  • Recovery: Positive Lifestyle Changes
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Ready or Not – The Secret to Moving Forward

  • Micromanaging: Benefits of Letting Go
  • Perfectionism: Maintaining Personal Serenity
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Empowerment Over Approval – Choosing the Right People to Trust

  • Family & Friends: Making Healthy Connections
  • Recovery: Positive Lifestyle Changes
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