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My Week of Self-Love

Amazing! Wonderful! Beautiful! Delicious, even! Those are just a few words that can describe my week of self-Love! Never have I ever devoted so much time and attention to myself without an ounce of guilt being felt. To understand the depth and magnitude of how important of a milestone this is for me we need …

Love your SELF during renovation!

Ahh…Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. The day we shower our loved ones with candy, cards, stuffed animals, and other trinkets. It’s also the day we curse for being fake, commercialized, glamorized, and created for profit’s sake. Honey, listen. Your thoughts about Valentine’s Day are valid…because they’re your thoughts. Maybe you love the day. Maybe you loathe it. …

Short Story: Gladly (Flashback Friday)

This story was originally written 8/8/2008. It’s one of my favorite short stories to date. Every Friday you can look forward to a new mini-adventure. For now, here’s a snippet from the past. Gladly ©  Written via Blogger on 8/8/08  By: Diamond Cartel  *This story is inspired by the song “Gladly” by Sy Smith Four …

Self-Love Challenge – Day 4: Trust Your Instincts

What are instincts? It’s the feeling you get when you know a certain action needs to take place in your life. We all have natural instincts and because we deal with them every day they seem to be second nature to us. Some people confuse instincts with intuition. They’re different, but they work together. Intuition is …

The ULTIMATE Love Test: Loving Your Enemy

God Bless America if I wasn’t tested today! My children’s donor (don’t ask…just flow with it) is in town. I took them to his father’s house so they can spend the weekend with him. They haven’t seen him in 4 1/2 years. There’s a long, stressful, and slightly violent background to this, but I’ll spare …