Women in Transitional Housing (WITH)

    Asserting my independence started about 8 years ago right outside El Paso, Texas city limits. My three daughters and I were living with my ex-in-laws while the father of my children was sitting in county jail waiting to pull chain (go to prison). The four of us slept on couches pushed together in…

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Be Thankful for Yourself 

It’s the time of the year where we remember what we are thankful for. While Thanksgiving itself is a controversial holiday, the idea of giving thanks is quite nice. So, in honor of this, I want to talk about gratitude toward yourself, others, and what we each have.   Personally, I have much to be…

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Find Long-Term Self-Love through Vulnerability

There is a small – but significant – difference between self-love and self-care. You can care for yourself without loving yourself, but you can’t love yourself without caring for yourself. A paradox? Possibly. I have personally experienced moments where I care for myself by exercising, trying to eat well, or doing other things that are…

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