You are not defined by PTSD, You are a survivor and personal hero!

You are not defined by PTSD, You are a survivor and personal hero!

Your scars aren't visible but it doesn't mean they aren't there. Those ones buried dead inside hurt more than any physical pain you could endure.

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Five Reasons Why Fathers (or Father Figures) Are Essential

Five Reasons Why Fathers (or Father Figures) Are Essential

To many, fathers serve as the first male personal hero in their life. He is the one that rocks us to sleep, looks lovingly in our eyes and is our first glimpse at the importance a male figure is in our life.

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You Deserve to Heal

You Deserve to Heal

We do not live in a perfect world. I think it is fair to say that we all bare scars from battles we have fought throughout our life. Some of these were battles of the heart, while others were battles of the mind or body.

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5 Secrets to a Truly Memorable Anniversary Gift

5 Secrets to a Truly Memorable Anniversary Gift

Buying a gift for your wife on your anniversary can be a wonderful experience but it can also be very frustrating and stressful. When you are bombarded with numerous gift options, finding the perfect gift can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. The best gifts are ones that will be cherished and can be enjoyed regularly to remind her of your love.

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One Small Act Creates A Ripple Of Kindness

One Small Act Creates A Ripple Of Kindness

After being diagnosed with stomach cancer, Brice Royer found himself wanting to connect with others to help lessen the feelings of being alone. He put an ad on Craigslist that read "unconditional love for $0." Little did he know how this small act of reaching out would touch so many lives.

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Honor Yourself . Honor Others

Honor Yourself . Honor Others

Today is the big day!

Over this past year while sharing stories of all the amazing people in our world that are making a difference, I have been working on a gratitude line of products. These products have been developed with the core intention of "honoring yourself" and "honoring others."

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Our Circumstances Do Not Define Us

Our Circumstances Do Not Define Us

Michael Vaudreuil is not your typical engineering student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He did not come from a home with money that could pay to put him through this private college. He did not have scholarships to cover his tuition.

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You Don't Need Much To Be A Personal Hero

You Don't Need Much To Be A Personal Hero

This homeless man was spotted relighting all the candles at the Orlando memorial that were blown out by the wind.

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You're Never Too Old

You're Never Too Old

I've started watching America's Got Talent with my kids. We don't watch much TV but there is something about snuggling up on the couch together and watching something inspirational, with an added touch of humor! Just the other day my daughter got out her pack of cards and started working on magic tricks. Love how this show is encouraging young ones to be creative and believe in themselves!

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Stop Bullying Through Random Acts of Kindness

Stop Bullying Through Random Acts of Kindness

Are you a lucky resident of Rhode Island?

If so.....HUGE kuddos to your state!

Currently the state of Rhode Island is encouraging students to participate in a contest to stand up against bullying while spreading kindness and love. Middle school students are encouraged to perform a random act of kindness and post a picture or video to Instagram.

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Taking Back Mother's Day by Mothering the Motherless - The Compassion Collective

Taking Back Mother's Day by Mothering the Motherless - The Compassion Collective

Today my heart is so full with love as I join hands with some amazing people.

Glennon Doyle Melton, Marie Forleo, Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Cheryl Strayed, Rob Bell, Valarie Kaur and Laverne Cox.

These beautiful people have created The Compassion Collective and they are calling on us to help them take back Mother's Day by mothering the motherless.

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Holding the Key to Make a Difference in a Child's Life

Recently I watched the video "Educating Yorkshire - Mushy - The Journey" and it brought me to tears. You see, Mushy is a child that has a speech impediment and was the focus of bullying and subsequent acting out. To imagine the life of a child that only wants to be accepted and enjoy a normal life like the others around him, yet is left out because of his differences, is heartbreaking.

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