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You Lost Your Expectations: Now What?

At nap time yesterday, Caleb’s precious Bear could not be found. If you know Caleb, you know that Bear is considered part of the family. They’ve been best buddies since Caleb was 18 days old. Over the course of the afternoon and evening, we tore the house apart, looking for the brown, fuzzy, friend and…

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Did You Forget? Nothing Is Wasted

I had the privilege of spending the last several days at She Speaks. It’s a conference for women who have a message and it was an incredible honor to be surrounded by so many passionate communicators. This was my first writer’s conference and it was a struggle to even go, claiming the title “writer”. I…

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Dear God: Are You Still Good?

Dear God: It’s been a rough few years for you and me. You’ve allowed things to happen in my life that hurt. My heart has been broken and me dreams have been dashed. Not long after Keith died, I wrote that, “my heart feels a lot like my kindergarten knees.” And it seems like every…

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How To Be Brave When The World Is Hurting

What do we do when the pain feels like too much? People are sick and aren’t getting better. Others are being killed because of prejudice and racism. Children have been abandoned. And millions of families around the world have been forced to leave their homes. The whole world is hurting. All we are left with is tears and confusion. I don’t…

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The One Thing That Makes You Really Brave

Since I started doing regular Facebook live chats, people have been sharing the ways they’re being brave. It’s such an honor to share in the struggle and celebration of brave living. Two weeks ago, I shared how change is brave. Change of any kind (good, bad, or ugly) is difficult and requires a great deal…

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What Kind of Brave Are You?

Photo via Visualhunt I’ve really been enjoying my Tuesday and Friday night Facebook Live chats. We’ve been discussing what it means to be brave and practical tips for choosing courage. I love how people interact in the comments and share their thoughts on choosing brave. Join us @BeckyLMcCoy on Facebook. While it can be overwhelming for…

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5 Simple Strategies for Being More Brave

I’ve been using Facebook Live several times a week to connect with people and share how we are being brave (find me at Becky L McCoy on Facebook to join in!) It’s quickly become something I look forward to because it’s an easy way to encourage each other to keep doing brave things. But what…

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Practical Tips for Living With Anxiety: Counseling

It’s been awhile since I shared a practical tip for living with anxiety. While this post falls under the umbrella of anxiety posts, I strongly recommend anyone who has ever survived adolescence spend some time with a counselor (aka all of us). Here are some reasons why counseling is so important and how to find…

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Simple Tips for Self Care: Know How You Recharge

Photo via Visualhunt.com If you caught my post about getting to know yourself, you know I’m a huge advocate of personality profiling tools like Meyers Briggs, Strengths Finder, Love Languages, Gretchen Rubin’s Tendencies, etc. (read the post here). Knowing what makes you unique, what your strengths/weaknesses are, and how you give and receive love can…

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For When You’re Overwhelmed, Hopeless, and Inadequate

  Sometimes I feel overwhelmed, hopeless, and inadequate. On Thursday, we were late in bringing Caleb to school. We had spent the morning in a three-year-old vs. mom battle of the ages where he wouldn’t eat breakfast or get dressed. None of my usual convincing tricks worked and we both ended up frustrated and in tears.…

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