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Good Things Are Scary; Disappointment is Comfortable

I have a very serious fear of good things happening to me. You laugh, but I’m dead serious. I have a few really big dreams that feel completely impossible and I have no idea how (or if) they’ll ever work out. And so when some of these dreams started inching forward last week, I had…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/7/16]

I’ve always wanted a label maker. Like really wanted a label maker. So today I bought one. And I let myself get the fancy, QWERTY style one, too. I spent most of this afternoon labeling things. It brings me no lack of joy to have things organized, especially the toys. When we first moved to Connecticut,…

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Karama: Honor & Dignity

On Saturday, I hosted the first of, what I hope will be, many live events. 23 ladies gathered together and shared dinner, stories, and really soft leggings (I have a significant LuLaRoe obsession, so we had a chance to do some shopping). It was such an honor to spend the evening with women who want…

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What Do You Do With a Vulnerability Hangover?

What do you do with a vulnerability hangover? Seriously. I want to know. Last week, Babble published my response to Patton Oswalt’s facebook post about the 102 days since his wife died. From the moment the piece went live, I felt like all of my insides were shaking. Could I call my editor and ask…

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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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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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I Am A Writer

Photo via VisualHunt I am a writer. There. I said it. Until recently, I thought of a writer as someone who studied Literature in college, someone who gets paid to write, and someone who has had dreams of writing a book since they were a young child. I am none of those things: I just like…

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Broken People are Brave People

This post was originally published in January 2014, but when I read it I knew I had to share it again.    Last week, Caleb and I were in the kitchen when I had to leave the room for a quick moment. I heard a loud bang and then silence: the absolute worst combination in…

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Ep. 01 – Becky L McCoy; Anxiety, Depression, & Feeling Unloveable

Becky, the host of Sucker Punched, shares her battle with an anxiety disorder and how grace showed up in relationships with her husband and friends. Becky’s Fun Question Answers: What are you loving right now? ‘Big Magic’ by Elizabeth Gilbert What’s your favorite meal right now? Asian Pear Slaw from Spice Market What are you…

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