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Forgiveness: The Final Form of Love

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs Once upon a time I was in a relationship with a great guy, who, till this day, is still an incredible person. But we were quite young at the time, and relationships at that age usually don't last. Ours didn't. But looking back on it now, I wouldn't have had it ...

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Feel Like You’ve Got Nothing to Offer? Don’t buy it.

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsOne of the most paralyzing things that prevent us from offering our gifts and talents is the belief that we do not have something valuable to offer.MY STRUGGLE ...For a long time my struggle with self-esteem was related to accepting that I was an introvert. Susan Cain explains it excellently in ...

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Life Lesson: Balance is Necessary!

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs These past two weeks since the new semester began have been CRAZY, scrambling to regain the rhythm of my new schedule and to resume the various commitments I've made. Honestly, although I tried my best to stay calm, I was borderline freaking out. No, I was freaking out. Not a day passed ...

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Ladies, Know What You’re Worth — & Don’t Settle for Less

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs A LONGING FOR LOVE ...The longing for companionship is strong and real for us women. Some of us are shyer to admit this than others, but nonetheless, it is what it is. Put simply: it feels good to love and to be loved. Who doesn’t want the assurance of belonging ‘exclusively’ ...

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One Brick at a Time

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs "I'm going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid."We all have ambitions, goals, and dreams, but too often we give up on them because it's easy to get overwhelmed. The irony is that the higher the prize, the harder it is to achieve. Many of us ...

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"Self-Appreciation" vs. "Self-Improvement"

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs While reading a magazine, I came across a tragic article about young women who committed suicide, despite being accomplished & successful. These women were highly driven and goal-oriented, with big dreams and great expectations. However, the constant desire for self-improvement left them feeling stressed, disillusioned, isolated, worthless, and disappointed that they could never be ...

What if Christmas Only Required Honesty?

I don't even have to tell you about "the true meaning of Christmas" -- we all know what it is. Go to church and the scriptures tell it beautifully. Even the holiday movies sometimes get it right, with themes of 'joy' and 'celebration' and 'forgiveness' and 'family' and 'giving'. So what happens? We do what ...

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Letting Go of "Yesterday", Appreciating "Now"

Follow this blog on Twitter: @realtalkblogs Things CHANGE. Sometimes we crave it, other times we're afraid of it. Numbing routine makes us want something new, yet other times we want familiarity, for something stable to cling onto. Especially when memories from the past seem more attractive than the present, our longing for familiarity becomes stronger ...

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"Walking Resume" Epidemic? NO MORE.

Follow this blog on Twitter: @realtalkblogsI recently had the pleasure of attending an event in my university where I got to meet other young women like me who were interested in (what you might call a cliche) "making a difference in the world". Now these were all beautiful, very talented, very capable women who were ...

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