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The 3 Things I Did To Go From Overwhelm To Embracing My Life

I was a Christian woman who felt at a loss about my purpose and direction in life. I struggled with the balance between work, relationships, purpose, and my God-given gifts, and I felt that – although I chose my life – I didn’t think it would be “like this”.




I wanted to develop more self-confidence, courage, and self-esteem and was so ready to tackle areas of my life that were causing stress, overwhelm, feelings of judgment, and I wanted a stronger connection to my faith.


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Praising God For Your Scars

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In my 7th and final pregnancy, I lost twins at 19-weeks which resulted in 3 surgeries: A D&C, which left me hemorrhaging, then a vaginal hysterectomy, and an emergency surgery a couple of hours later for internal bleeding. To save my life, surgeons cut me hip to hip and took out or moved around my internal organs I was later told a second surgeon was called in, it took almost 3 hours to stop my bleeding, I was dead on the table, and I had 5 blood transfusions - 3 were from the blood that was suc…

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An Interview With Transformational Coach Jenn Taylor

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Jenn Taylor is Mom Of 18 (yes, 18 kids!), a Transformational Coach for Christian Women, and the host of At A Crossroads with The Naked Podcaster — a 4-year podcast to uplift others in their struggles. Her goal is to help others get through life’s struggles faster, easier, and with more support (and joy!).

Jenn is also a motivational speaker, has written the blog “Mom’s Running It” for over 9 years, and is a published author of a self-help memoir “Hello, My Name Is… Warrior Princess” — which she…

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The Woven Intricacies Of Finding My Path With God

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I was under the age of 6 — I know this as that’s the age when my parents would divorce — sitting alone outside on the porch steps offering up a heartfelt running commentary. “Jennifer, who are you talking to?”, my Mother asked. “Jesus.”, I replied. In the innocence of my child’s heart, what I was doing was absolutely normal — I fervently believed that everyone sat and chatted away with Jesus. It was as if my faith was woven into my DNA — an innate part of who I was.

Being raised in a Christian …

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8 Ways to Stay Motivated After Setting Goals

If you're 6-months into your New Year goals and that piece of paper has fallen off the fridge, or you stopped going to the gym or feel like your motivation and momentum have slowed, I have eight steps to help boost your motivation.



Have a plan, and be specific.

Your goals can't be “I want to work out” or “I want to lose weight.” They should be written, “I'm going to take three classes at the gym a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays,” or “I want to lose 20 pounds by this …

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A Different Kind of Photoshoot

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I've got a little story to tell you today! It's about my experience with a different kind of photoshoot.

"Can I help you?" She asked. "Do you have an appointment?"

"Yes," I said. "I'm here for my topless photoshoot."

She laughed harder than I had anticipated, which made me start to laugh. Partially out of nervousness and partially because I love laughing with people. Plus, anyone who thinks I'm funny is my friend.

"Oh, my gosh! We're going to have so much fun today! Thank you for making me l…

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How Women Can Raise Their Self-Esteem

Years ago in what seems like another life, I volunteered my time teaching classes to adults through the Head Start program which offered daycare and meals to low-income families. I enjoyed my seminars and I firmly believe that making a difference in a small way in one person's life is worth putting in some time and effort. That small difference in how a woman feels about herself can begin a domino effect of life-altering changes. My classes were on Reducing Stress and Raising Self Esteem.  If,…

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10 Useful Facts Every Woman Should Know

I've never understood a couple of things. One: Why don't women embrace being women. That means we aren't men, are unique and how amazing is that? Two: Why don't we support each other more? We're all women, we all go through a list of the same issues, we're all struggling in similar ways. Geez, band together and raise each other up.

10 Facts Every Woman Should Know; 

1. Everyone has rolls when they bend over.
2. When someone tells you that you're beautiful, believe them. They aren't lying.
3. S…

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Don't Assume That I Have It All Together

Recently on a run, a friend asked me for parenting advice. The timing was interesting since - on this particular run - I was internally decompressing about my own parenting. Having 9 teenagers in the home makes life fun and interesting, it keeps me young and ages me. People comment often: "I don't know how you do it and stay sane!", "You have such a big heart!", "You have it so together!". Bull. Who says I'm sane, have a big heart, or have anything together? People assume an awful lot. Kids don'…

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Learning to Embrace Adventures of Life

That elusive someday. Always putting off the things we "want" to do for the things we "have" to do. I recently watched the movie Paper Towns with several of the teenagers and it was a great conversation starter.

"Would you be mad if we took your car for a 2-3 day road trip without asking?" Yes, but I want you to have great adventures so that's a tough one. "Who is right? the girl or the boy?" Both. The boy plays everything safe and the girl wants all of life to be an adventure. It's great whe…

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