Surrender to save your heart, The Moth

I have always told stories since I was a little girl.  It wasn't until recently that I discovered performing your story before a live audience was a real deal.  This was created for me, the actress who never hit the silver screen but had numerous inquiries if I was famous.  Maybe it's the name Angie …

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Everyone eventually leaves

I have always joked that I am my own worst enemy. I hear a lot of people chime in with agreement of that statement, especially if they are able to get in touch with their emotions. I'm certain that those who have spent years of dissociating, have foundational reasons for covering up their feelings, it …

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What will self-criticism make you?

I have struggled with critical self-talk just as much as the next guy, but I was only familiar with how it sounded to me.  My harsh treatment towards myself was all I ever knew, it was my norm to berate my decisions and assume the sky was falling in every circumstance I couldn't control.  It …

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Socialization strips the Spirit

Thoughts become mindsets that were modeled to us and formed by the age of 7. It is basically socialization, which teaches us to assume there is something wrong with me, to focus on our flaws, to judge the flaws when we find them, to hate ourselves for being the way we are, to punish ourselves …

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Trouble with the Curve

This two and a half movie clip is about the questions many of us ask when we are abandoned, rejected, misunderstood or confused because of another person's response to us.  Particularly, when adult children address their parents about an issue they grew up questioning, the response is much like what we see in Clint Eastwood's …

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God helps even those who don’t help themselves.

If I say to someone, “You’re not pursuing God” based on what I see another doing; it’s not only faithless, but condemning also.  Whoa be to me, for if I believe that God only responds to those of us who consistently share Him, I could fall into pride and believe the same lies of the …

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Help yourself

I've been told that my helping others has been a distraction from working on myself.  Geez, isn't the best remedy to inner healing trying to help someone else heal?  What about getting out of my head and focusing on the welfare of another?  That has to do something for lifting the doldrums, right?  Well, not …

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