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Anxiety’s Guide to Public Speaking

By guest blogger: Mirade Leigh

          Some people have no problem speaking publicly. They can get up in front of a group of people, large or small, with confidence, without breaking a sweat; their hands do not shake; their face will not flush; they do not so much as stutter. 1,576 more words

Teaching

Hope Found: Lessons from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

I have a confession to make: I’m suffering.

I say this not to elicit sympathy; I just want to be truthful. So please don’t think I need a pep talk, want attention, or that I’m just trying to bring other people down. 2,009 more words

The Moments Of Impact

Perseverance...

Perseverance…

Something I lack…

I have good ideas of what I would like to do, when I want to do it and how it will look at the end. 91 more words

On Taking Photos

Relay for Life: A Survivor's Story

It’s been five years since Ian was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor: Primary Adenocarcinoma of the Brain. It was rare, one in a hundred million; the tumor had sprouted tentacles, and we didn’t know for sure if we had found it before it had spread; there was no protocol for treatment; there was no guarantee that Ian would see his fifth birthday. 1,408 more words

Children

A Life of Beauty

I believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou’s life, like her words, were beautiful, encouraging and inspiring.

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I Am A Writer

Legacy of Love

Mother’s Day 2014

It’s hard to believe that I’m at the half-century mark in my life. As the years pass, I can’t help but reflect on my life and the people who have shaped me and the people I have shaped. 4,801 more words

32 Blessings

My Life is Perfect.

No, really. It is.

Life with littles is crazy. But I think that’s normal, right?

As long as you are willing to give up the idea of perfection… 481 more words

Writing My Story