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Bloom Where You are Planted

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that… Continue reading Bloom Where You are Planted

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Because You are My Valentine

I created you with purpose I planned a course for you to take Your every step is ordered My sweet, Valentine In love I shaped your being With grace I blessed your life My hope is for your future Because you are My Valentine I sent My Son to take on your sins I sacrificed… Continue reading Because You are My Valentine

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The Inconsideration of Comparison

Many of us do it.  We look at posts on social media and wonder, “How does she look so refreshed?  She has three kids under the age of seven; I only have two.”  Or, “Wow, they look so happy.  And us, well we look happy… and tired!”  And then there are the moms who feed… Continue reading The Inconsideration of Comparison

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Time to Quit Your Daydream

I know, I know.  The popular saying is “Don’t quit your daydream,” and here I am saying the opposite: quit your daydream.  No, I am not saying to give up on your hopes for your life.  No, there is nothing wrong with wanting more and wanting to add more to the lives of others.  I… Continue reading Time to Quit Your Daydream

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The End of Prevalence

On the last day of 2018, I awakened from my sleep with the phrase, “The end of prevalence” on my mind.  See, I was lying there in somewhat of a dream-like state, with my eyes closed, and a slight awareness of a full bladder.  I could tell the room was no longer completely dark, and… Continue reading The End of Prevalence

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Like most, I use the beginning of a new year to not only look back in reflection, but to list what I hope to accomplish in the coming year.  Some aspects of this process have changed over the years.  Yet, one facet that has remained, is an honest look at my contribution to the successes… Continue reading Expecting!

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Mental Health | All Minds Matter

Consciously Candace

Like many ailments, depression is not specific to any given population or community. One’s socioeconomic bracket, gender, race or age won’t provide protection from the debilitating impact of depression and anxiety. However, what you eat, how much you move and the air quality around you may have more to do with your mood than you think.

According to Mental Health America:

  • Women experience depression at approximately twice the rate of men.
  • About one in every eight women can expect to develop clinical depression.
  • Depression occurs more frequently in women aged 25 to 44.
  • Depression in women is often misdiagnosed.
  • Less than half of women experiencing clinical depression will ever seek help.

Dr. Kelly Brogan, author of A Mind of Your Own: The Truth about Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives, writes that most mental illness symptoms are due to lifestyle choices and misdiagnosed…

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