Tag: purpose

BIRTHING YOUR VISION: WILL YOU TAKE THE LEAP?

At the end of January this year, I was delighted to discover I was pregnant with my first child.  It’s been a smooth pregnancy so far, but now that I’m in my third trimester I’m starting to feel pregnant.  I have Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) caused by pregnancy hormones loosening ligaments and joints.  I wear a compression belt to help ease the pain in my lower belly, and I’m unable to carry bulky items.   Sleep is difficult...

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College Plus: Instilling Hope for a Brighter Future

I recently had the privilege to hear the inspiring story of Cindy, a woman with a mental illness, who overcame many obstacles in order to earn her college degree.    It made me think back to when I decided to attend college. I was a lost, 17-year-old high school graduate then, working a retail job for which I felt no passion.   I desperately wanted to feel like I had purpose and college offered hope for a brighter future.  Unfortunately, anxiety prevented me from going back to college for over...

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