Finding strength through #metoo

Finding strength through #metoo

According to Entertainment Weekly. On Sunday October 15th Alyssa Milano revived a movement on Twitter with the hashtag #MeToo a campaign started a decade ago by activist Tarana Burke. Since then the hashtag took off like a wildfire bringing troves of people together...

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Finding strength in Honesty

Finding strength in Honesty

Honesty is a virtue, or so I am told. To be honest I always thought being honest came easy to me. It was as simple as right or wrong. Did you steal the candy bar? Yes… Did you break the window? Yes… Did you eat pizza for breakfast lunch and dinner today? Yes, yes and...

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Finding Strength in Las Vegas!

Finding Strength in Las Vegas!

On October 1st this Country that I love was hurt by one of its own. At this point I’m sure all of you have read about the tragedy that happened this past Sunday. The worst moment for me was realizing that I wasn’t shocked about what I read. I was upset, disturbed,...

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Our Choice

Our Choice

I’ve been questioning a lot of things lately. I don’t think that’s a bad thing - I think that where we grow and stretch is in the asking. If life is in the details, then maybe the lessons are in the decoding. That may be a thought for another day, but one of the...

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Where’s the Good News?

Where’s the Good News?

It's been a hell of a month. For me, yes - but much more so for countless others. There's no avoiding the devastation that's flooded (literally) our nation, and the aching stories of loss - loss of homes, loss of life, and loss of hope. It's everywhere. As I write...

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Finding Strength in the Gifts of Life

Len Wright. Zen Len Wright has experienced myriad struggles throughout his life and is now a coach helping others see the gifts given them in life's painful moments. In this episode, Mark and Len talk about how life isn’t predictable - you can’t have growth and...

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Finding a Release

When confronted with grief on any type, journaling can help to open your heart and mind to the experiences. Writing down what you are feeling and thoughts you are having can help you to process them and come to terms with what has happened in your life. Even if you...

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Strong as a Mother

I watched my mother go through the airport security a bit ago. Bitter sweet as always. She’d been here since arriving Christmas Day with 20 pounds of her extraordinary cookies in tow. Every one of them still frozen after the 800+ mile drive here from Ohio with my...

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When we lose it…

I LOST IT WITH MY SON LAST WEEK, I’M NOT PROUD OF IT, BUT... When my son, through his tears is saying, “Daddy, could you please talk calmly to me?" you know things have gone south. It was our semi-annual trip to the Rehabilitation doctor for his check up. One of a...

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Working it out

I’m not a stranger to struggle. In fact, my own struggles are what have led me to create Strength Through the Struggle. I learned a lot through my journeys, but the greatest lesson is this: we may not be able to choose our struggles, but we can choose how we let them...

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