How to forgive yourself when you hurt someone you love

By | 2017-10-19T17:14:30+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

When someone you love hurts you, you get to decide whether to forgive them or not. In other words, forgiveness is within your control. But what about when the shoe is on the other foot – when you hurt someone you love and you’re the one seeking forgiveness? You’re pretty powerless, aren’t you – or are [...]

Love of vaping vs. love of smoking – journal entry #3

By | 2017-10-15T18:34:11+00:00 October 6th, 2017|

As my quit smoking journey continues, my love of vaping grows stronger by the day. What to do, if anything at all? Three months, 92 days, 2,208 hours. Yay me! I’ve been cigarette free since July 6 (with the exception of a four-day blip that I keep mentioning in my updates but the more time that [...]

Friendship advice – 8 ways to be a true friend

By | 2017-10-01T18:38:58+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

What does it take to be a true friend? Last week, I reflected on the challenges of asking for help. This week, I find myself reflecting on the challenges of giving it. I have this friend who is simply awesome at lending support. Of course, I've given her plenty of opportunity to practice; we've known each other for [...]

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