Category: Self-Acceptance

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Disney’s "Frozen": Top 3 Lessons on TRUE LOVE

The Disney movie "Frozen" captured my heart for SO MANY reasons -- good music, cute story line, lovable characters -- but what I loved most were its LESSONS. Seriously. Good job, Disney. If you haven't watched it yet, WATCH IT. It's the kind of movie that speaks to every woman, regardless of our differences (at ...

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Some Battles Must Be Fought More Than Once

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs Have you ever looked back at your life and realized that despite how much you'd grown, some things still needed repair? That although you'd changed over the years, there were still some things you never stopped struggling with, fears you'd never gotten over? Have you ever realized that problems you experienced ...

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Living in Abundance (Part 1): IDENTITY

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs It's so easy to get caught up with negativity that we never take the time to celebrate the good stuff about life. But with Thanksgiving coming up (at least for those of us in Canada), I thought it would be fitting to start a new series on "Living in Abundance" ...

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VOCATION: Stepping into the Fullness of Who You ARE

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs There is a lot of talk about "vocation", especially in relation to God's plan for us. It can be confusing, but put simply, vocation isn't just a 'career choice' or 'relationship status' (whether you're married, single, or going into religious life); it's being who you REALLY ARE and who you were ...

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The Beauty in SURRENDER

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs It’s funny how 'freedom' and 'surrender' are two words that seem to contradict each other—freedom usually referring to “doing whatever one wants.” But I learned recently that sometimes the opposite is true: that freedom, in the deepest sense, is surrendering what we want in place of something greater. LET ME EXPLAIN ...

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Lessons Learned from "Penelope": LOVE YOURSELF

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs  I fell in love with the movie "Penelope" for several reasons: 1) It starred James McAvoy <3, 2) It was funny, and 3) It was cute, lighthearted, and fairytale-like. At first, that was all I saw in it -- just a cute movie, with a cute story, and a VERY cute ...

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Lessons Learned from My 8 Year Old Cousin

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:3The past month has been a swirl of activity since my cousins visited from the Philippines. Unlike many people, I rarely get the opportunity to see my relatives. Being the ...

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Doing What Works for YOU

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs Sometimes we use other people's lives as standards for how we should live our own. A friend graduates from university and you think, "I should've graduated by now too." A friend gets married and you think, "I should be married by now too." A friend gets a promotion and you think, ...

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Spring Cleaning Your Life (Part 2): RIGHT MINDSET

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsLast week's post (Part 1) was the weed-plucking stage: removing the negative baggage from our lives to make space for the new. Now with the soil cleared up, it's time to plant seeds -- seeds in the form of the "right mindset".THE 4 MINDSETS ...Mindset #1: Embrace Discomfort It sounds odd at first, ...

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Everyone Has a Story to Tell: What’s YOURS?

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs It's crazy because lately the events in my life have been pointing towards one thing: the importance of telling a story.I attended a musical last night titled "Right Here, Write Now" (fantastic use of talent to raise funds for a great cause, by the way) about a girl who felt like ...

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