Category Archives: Daily Encouragement

Why I Horse Around | My Visit with Kathy K. Taylor

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Until there are physical or relational symptoms, you and I don't always realize how we're pained or blocked emotionally. That's one reason I love to horse around... ...and couldn't wait to when I visited my friend Kathy. As she says in her TEDxUTA talk: "Horses are 100% honest, 100% of the time." From the moment Kathy and I began my session, I knew this wouldn't be like any other type of therapeutic experience I've had so...
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Former “Other Woman” Warns Adulteresses Everywhere

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Being the "other woman" in a married man's affair was one of the most powerful and painful experiences of my life so far. If, after looking at my photo, you're surprised -- that I don't "look like" someone who could have had an affair -- then you've seen too many of those cheesy made-for-TV movies. I don't own red lipstick. I don't live in lingerie. And I wasn't prowling for a married man when our 6-month relationship began....
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Nontoxic Pumpkin Spice Diffuser Recipe

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Nontoxic Pumpkin Spice Diffuser Blend Did You Know: Various studies by doctors have suggested that burning scented candles or burning incense in your home or office can have similar effects as smoking cigarettes? But diffusing? That's simply water and pure Nutmeg, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Orange, and Ginger oils. No chemical yuck for you or your family to breathe in. What You'll Need: A diffuser (or two) Clove Vitality™ Oil Ginger Vitality™ Oil Orange Vitality™ Oil...
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Releasing Shame, Receiving Freedom

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Watch: Releasing Shame, Receiving Freedom with Redeemed Adulteress, Author, and Redemption Advocate Rebecca Halton (Already saw it? Keep scrolling!) Your Next Steps (as mentioned in the video) Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead By Brené Brown Switch on Your Brain By Dr. Caroline Leaf Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils By Carolyn L. Mein, D.C. Here Are Your Oils: 1. Start here; (A new window...
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Dear Endometriosis, Thank You

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Dear Endometriosis, When we first met, I don’t think I could have imagined saying these two words to you, but: Thank you. (I’m not kidding. I’m not being sarcastic.) I may not have picked you. But God has purposed you. You have become one of my greatest motivators. If it weren’t for you, I don’t think I would have: Honestly evaluated where my life was — and where it was heading unless I made personal…

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Having a Hysterectomy: 7 Silver Linings

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Choosing, having, and healing from a hysterectomy is serious. But one thing that's helping me since mine, is to notice "silver linings" that help lighten (up) the load:   1. No more periods. Ladies, need I say more?! (LOL) 2. Bring on the white pants. Bought my first pair of white pants in years; I no longer worry about breakthrough bleeding. 3. Commandokay! I've never gone "commando" so much in my adult life, as I have since my...
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Since I Cheated, Will I Be Cheated On?

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This morning, I woke up to a great question from a Facebook follower: So how about it? Since I've been the "other woman" in a married man's affair. . . . . .is marriage no longer in God's "cards" for my life? Or. . . . . .am I destined (doomed, more like it) to have an "other woman" affect my future marriage? Here's my answer: 0 Rebecca Halton is the author of Words from the Other...
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The Desire I’ve Been Hiding

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I was startled when she started crying in class: She seemed to feel betrayed. All these years later, I can't remember what another classmate's triggering comment was. . . . . .but whatever the offending remark was, it left this young Baby-Boomer classmate feeling like her generation's "sacrifices" for us would be marred by a desire for marriage and family. Like we owed it to her to not want to be married with families. (To be honest: This is one of the reasons...
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Blogging: The 1 ‘Unusual’ Rule I Have for Photographers

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I’ve been managing my own WordPress (.org, not .com) website since at least 2012. (Special thanks to Bluehost.com, too!) SIDE NOTE: I do not have a background in web design or coding. So if you don’t either, welcome to the club. The majority of what I’ve since learned has either been through self-teaching and investing in related trainings. The secret is being teachable. Here’s one of the biggest reasons why photos — yes, of you — are so important: “…visuals…

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One of the Biggest Mistakes I Made This Year

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This time a year ago, I probably wouldn’t have believed you: In relatively quick succession, I would need three surgeries in less than six months. And the first surgery would confirm an unexpected chronic-illness diagnosis — Stage IV endometriosis (the most advanced). Plus, another condition called adenomyosis. (Additional, functional-medicine testing would confirm other chronic illnesses or infections, likely due to a compromised immune system.) Thankfully, my friend Amanda’s recommendation led me to my surgeon and his…

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