I thought I had everything under control — here’s how admitting I’m powerless set me free

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Trust — it’s the little things we do, or don’t do, that build or break the connection.

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Photo of a couple separated in two canoes in the ocean at sunset by Sebastian Voortman from Pexels


It destroys marriages, careers, friendships… Here’s what we can all do about it.

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Here’s how we built our fire

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All family parties can be tough no matter what the occasion. Here’s how I get through them and how you can too.

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We all get nasty responses to our stories.

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We planned a trip to Disney World with my mom to celebrate her cancer remission, but days before, she was admitted to the ICU…

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I was ready to change jobs, but the timing was unexpected. We have bills, a two-income life, and fear is hitting home… but I still have choices.

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I’ve had depression & PTSD for most of my life. Now after another trauma, here’s how I’m breaking free —

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Mary Wise

Poetry and personal stories from past lives. Writer, editor, teacher, photographer, and RN. I live in PA with my husband and two children.

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