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Valentine’s Day, A Short History

My grandparents were married on Valentines Day in 1947 long before it was the ‘cool’ thing to do. They remained committed to one another until her death in 2019. That kind of commitment today is rare. Valentines Day always reminds me of their commitment to one another. But it’s also a reminder I still haven’t...

Learning from Failure and starting again

At some point, I simply stopped writing.

My inner critic stood in my way. Her voice, harsh and painful, speaking to me my darkest fears.

Every time I sat down to write, she immediately began criticizing my efforts reminding me of my failures. The last year was one of the hardest of my life and my inner critic shut me down. I struggled to accept a truth: my marriage had failed.

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