EMPOWERED LIFE

#LiveAnEmpoweredLife

Foundation First

Dear Younger Self, Start every day with the mindset to do your very best in all you do. Do not look to someone who appears to be doing ‘better’ or ‘worse’ for your own worth. God says you are worthy because He made you, just the way you are, and He needs you to be true to that. Stay in your lane!...

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5 Tips in Mental Health

Hard to believe that our little girl is two months old and I just experienced my first Mother’s Day as a new mom😳 One of the things I used to pride myself in doing well was multi-tasking. I thought I was able to separate things well enough to FOCUS on what needed to be done, but I must admit that...

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Unlearning the Lies

Dear Younger Me, Growing up in my very dysfunctional family, I struggled most of my adult life with a poor self-image and low self-esteem. Figuring out who we are and where we fit into this world has a whole set of challenges. To avoid conflict in my family, I became a people pleaser and...

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7 Things I Would Tell Myself

Letter to my younger self: When I was asked what I would like to tell my younger self, I immediately thought about things like: take good care of you skin and teeth, you will thank yourself later; eat healthy and develop a good exercise routine, because it’s much easier to stay in shape and...

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The Journey Isn’t a Straight Road (Part 1)

The first time I realized that the road wasn’t going to be straight for me was when I was a teenager of sixteen. I was a Christian who had been in church since a toddler, committed my life to Christ when I was eleven years old, and was in church on Sunday mornings and on Wednesday nights. All...

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Dear Younger Me

Dear Younger Me, What would I say to myself 55 years ago, two life threatening illnesses ago, after military career deployments, an exceedingly successful professional career ago and most importantly, parenthood that was the most joy filled, grief riddled exquisite blessing. A blessing that was...

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I Bet On Me

Dear Jocelyn 1985, I know you are busy with school, athletics and friendships but have you thought about tomorrow? Not tomorrow in its literal state but tomorrow. I want you to be your best self- stop putting so much pressure on yourself to succeed. You are a phenomenal athlete, good student,...

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Every Day Life

Dear 16-year-old Adeanah, First things first, listen very closely. I want you to go and find your mom right now and give her a big hug and say to her “Thank you for all that you do for me and my brother”. I know you don’t understand how much she is sacrificing for you and your brother but...

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Fantastic Journey

Dear Jaunelle: I am not sure where to begin, so I will encourage you to eat as many cookies, brownies, cakes, and pies as you can now. Also, visit Taco John’s once or twice a week. Your metabolism is a blessing, and you will miss Taco Bravo’s when you move from Kansas! Do not worry; people...

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What Fear Taught ME

Dear Comfort, As I look back on life I realized much of what I wanted to accomplish I didn’t because I allowed fear and procrastination to stop me. Although I’m not proud of this, it is my reality. Many years ago I remember being in nursing school. I was doing well, but it was short lived....

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