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I Was In Love With An Older Man Who Did Not Love Me

Stupid Love Image by Digital_Works from Pixabay “Love didn’t hurt you. Someone who doesn’t know how to love hurt you and you confused the two.” — Tony Gaskins, Jr. In my mind, my choices were to live a boring life of poverty or run off with a much older man who promised an expensive lifestyle. I ran off with …

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You Can Recover From an Irresponsible Love Blunder

Foolish Love Image by Goran Horvat from Pixabay I’m living proof that it does not matter how foolish you were when you were in love. No circumstance is escape-proof or permanent. Recovery is possible. At seventeen, I ran away with an older man. He was not who I thought he was. The person I fell in …

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Everything Means Nothing If I Can’t Keep You

Love Me Image by Pixabay “I need someone who sees the fire in my eyes and wants to play with it.” — lovethispic.com I have a set of techniques that kept my lover coming back to me. Providing physical pleasure, other than sex, kept me in his thoughts. Don’t get me wrong, scream and holler sex works …

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I Don’t Want to Do the Work to Lose Weight

An Ugly Truth Image by skeeze from Pixabay “Weight loss doesn’t begin in the gym with a dumbbell; it starts in your head with a decision.” Toni Sorenson I don’t want to make the changes needed to reach my goal weight. I need to lose more weight, but I don’t. I don’t. It’s only another 10 pounds. Let’s …

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be the Boss?

Audacious Leadership Image by Vitabello from Pixabay “The challenge of Leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind but not weak; be bold but not a bully; be thoughtful but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” Jim Rohn Being the boss is not a …

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When Your Boss is A Bully

Cowardly Leadership Behavior Image by ?? ? from Pixabay “Bosses shape how people spend their days and whether they experience joy or despair, perform well or badly or are healthy or sick. Unfortunately, there are hordes of mediocre and downright rotten bosses out there, and big gaps between the best and the worst. “ — Robert L. Sutton, Good Boss, …

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Everyone Deserves to Celebrate Life

Everyone Deserves to Celebrate Life Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay “Survival is the celebration of choosing life over death. We know we’re going to die. We all die. But survival is saying: perhaps not today. In the sense, survivors don’t defeat death, they come to terms with it.” — Laurence Gonzales On July 29, I go in for …

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