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In the News

Sometimes I am given an opportunity to share my story. This past week, the KC Star ran an article about domestic violence and I was asked to talk about my history and life as a survivor. I don’t spend a … Continue reading

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Social Distancing

I am a hugger. That hasn’t always been true for me. For a long time, I was afraid that touching someone would let them in, let them see me. So I shook hands and avoided any semblance of physical affection. … Continue reading

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What I know…

It’s challenging. Being right in the middle of life and faced with an incredible number of decisions. Career? Business? Relationship? Kids? Travel? Stability? Or basically any goal or desire that you ruminate upon. You’re in the middle of this maze … Continue reading

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October

Don’t fall for my flowers, Please fall for my roots. For when Autumn comes, I will still need you. The leaves will change, they’ll turn and fall. I do want to trust That you’ll stay for it all. As seasons … Continue reading

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“The Girl Who Smiles”

Three times yesterday. Three different conversations. Three separate people. “How can you always be in such a good mood? Even with your car accident and now the job thing, it seems like you just have no worries.” “I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Persistence

There are days when the road is smooth and everything seems to be going exactly as it should. There are days that the kids do their chores without nagging and dinner comes together easily and work is full of interesting, … Continue reading

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-September 12-

Originally posted on My Heart is My Compass:
Steel beams like shoelaces. Twisted, taught, writhing. Struggling, pleading to be unfolded and hammered straight. Begging to have time turned back. Souls hurled at terminal velocity Their descent fueled by pain, anguish,…

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Little Things

“Won’t that hurt your shoulder?” “I knew you didn’t get lunch today, so would you like me to grab you Pad Thai since I am here already?” “I saw this song and thought you might like it.” “I can come … Continue reading

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Sunset Drive

The pastel Sky whispers “this could be home”. No expectations, no overthinking in this space. Pinks and purples and blues bleed into each other, perfectly at peace with their coexistence. None overpowering the others, but so incredibly beautiful in their … Continue reading

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Over Halfway

“Shannon, you really need to pause and realize what you have accomplished already.” “What are you doing to celebrate?” “You are way too hard on yourself.” “When was the last time you sat down and listed your accomplishments?” “I bet … Continue reading

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