All posts by Rebecca Halton

Ladies: Don’t Make This Hair Removal Mistake

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I made this hair removal mistake for years. I’m speaking up about this personal issue, in the hopes that it helps you or a woman you care about. Starting in my early 20s, I began sprouting dark facial hairs. And, being that I have fair skin and dark hair, they were pretty noticeable. It didn’t seem normal — but wasn’t alarming, either. I mentioned it at an annual exam, only to have my gynecologist chalk…

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Confession: I’m ‘Offended’ by My Young Living Business

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I stood at a comfortable distance, searching my own thoughts: C’mon. I could have already gone over and been done by now—let’s go. You know how life-changing this business is; just think of how this could help them, I pepped in my own thoughts. But I felt stuck and grasped for a good excuse to not talk to them. Stuck in the sludge of self-limiting thoughts and fears, like: I dunno: Do they really look like “the…

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How to Be a Podcast Guest: 12 Things To Do Before Your Interview

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While prepping for my interview today with Carrie Robaina and the She Walks in Truth podcast (subscribe here), I realized that it may be helpful to share some of the ways I chose to prepare. Here are 12 of my top tips for preparing to be a guest on a podcast or other media channel:   1. Don’t wait until recording time to ask the host prep questions and get on the same page. Carrie does…

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Former “Other Woman” Explains Why Trusting Your Spouse Isn’t Enough to Protect The Relationship

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If you're in a relationship: Do you trust the other person? If you're single: Do you trust yourself? If so, that's great! But it's not enough. Every day, people who trust themselves still end up making poor choices. Every day, relationships are ruined by "I didn't mean for this to happen." For example: I trusted myself -- and still ended up making choices that resulted in an affair. His wife trusted him -- and he...
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Former “Other Woman” Reacts to Lysa TerKeurst’s Marriage News

By | Encouragement, Rebecca's POV | One Comment
I was in a coffee shop waiting for a friend, when I saw Lysa TerKeurst's marriage news: I gasped and resisted the urge to sob (in public). In the post, she revealed that her husband of almost 25 years has been having an affair with a woman he met online. In what was no doubt a thoughtful, thorough, and difficult decision, Lysa has decided to seek a divorce. (She elaborates on her journey to the...
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Day 1: Best Decision or Big Mistake?

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The announcement went companywide this week: I'm stepping down from full-time work as a professional writer. Yup (and gulp): I quit my job. (But I am grateful that I get to stay on with the company as a freelancer.) The biggest catalyst for making this decision is the health journey I've been on the past year. (In October 2016, I was diagnosed with adenomyosis and Stage IV endometriosis. Since then, a functional doctor found additional, chronic...
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4 Things That Hold Many Writers Back

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If you're at all like me: You dream of sipping hot coffee or tea on crisp mornings or quiet evenings, imagining what you'll write about next. You dream of sitting down to your computer -- barefoot (and maybe braless, too) -- and writing. Freely writing. You dream of writing for a living. Or better yet, living for a writing. But maybe there are some things standing in your way. Maybe it's one of these four things that...
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Ready or Not: Here I Go (Back to Work)

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Tomorrow, I'll return to working from the office, and for fuller days. It will be my first attempt in four weeks. I'm nervous about it, despite working from home part time these past 4 weeks, but want to try. Anxiety has been following me like a shadow, annoyingly underfoot like gum on my shoe. Like the ocean, the size of its waves change, ebbing and flowing at different paces. But still regularly creating a sensation that I'm...
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Thank God for Lavender

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I awoke around 2:30 the other morning. I don’t know exactly why. But my post-op nurse practitioner wasn’t surprised at all, when I woke up consistently around 3 a.m. every morning for at least a week. (That can happen with hormone fluctuations.) It seems to have started again. I don’t know for sure if it was: hormonal, as my post-hysterectomy body adjusts and hormones fluctuate; spiritual, a spirit nagging me in the middle of the…

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2-Month Hysterectiversary

By | Endometriosis, Health | 2 Comments
The following is part of a personal journey, including personalized decisions that were made in close consultation with healthcare providers, including an endometriosis specialist and a functional medicine doctor. None of this is meant to serve as medical advice for anyone facing similar situations.   Two months ago yesterday, I had a total(ish) hysterectomy. Purely by God's grace, I got to keep my right ovary. Which spared me an early menopause at 33 years old. But...
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