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A Letter to a Teenage Niece

A Letter to a Teenage Niece

My teenage niece is growing up faster than I’d like to realize. Kids: one minute they’re six, the next minute they’re driving and dating and rolling their eyes—in a bad way. My oldest niece turned 14 last month. She’s beautiful, tall, innocent, sweet and thoughtful. It’s […]

So Worth Loving: Defeating the Voices of Doubt

Loud. Obnoxious. Constant. Overpowering. For many years, I heard “voices”—and maybe you did too. From advertisers. From peers. From family. From myself. I need to diet. I’m ugly. I’m fat. I’m overbearing. I say the wrong things. My opinions are dumb. I have this weird […]