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6 Steps to Change Your Life

How to Change Your Life Guest Blog is written by: Susan Gillpatrick, MEd, LPC, CTS with Centerstone (a not-for-profit organization, they have provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 50 years) The Courage, the Risks and the Rewards Life can be difficult and uncertain, especially…

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Self-Injury

I was cutting every day when I talked to a HopeCoach. It was not a pretty sight. I was dragged down by anyone you could possibly think of. My father was a very abusive man. I would get hurt for just simply being in the same room as him. I attempted suicide and after my…

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What Does God Say About Who We Are

The Battle of Beach Towels and Droplets By: Jenna (volunteer and blogger for MAM – Morning After Ministries) From the time we are born to the moment we die, the world we encounter is trying to coat our identity with their opinions. Daily, we are told something about ourselves. It may be a friend saying positive,…

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Starting Over From Nothing

It was two weeks ago today I was at work and working in the same building I lived in when a fire started right where I was. I used two extinguishers to attempt to put it out, but it had raced up the walls and across the attic in seconds. I called my coworkers over…

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Jessica 5: Get To Know Yourself

Get to know yourself better – When you know yourself, you know what you want and you know what makes you happy and fulfills you, plus you’re more likely to say no to things that don’t deserve you or your time and less likely to settle. Here are 5 ways you can get to know…

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How To Give Good Advice

HOW TO GIVE GOOD ADVICE I am always encouraged by the number of people who reach out to me asking how they can help their friends.  I often direct them to my blog because they can find advice to pass along on many different subjects. However, I realize that even people with the best intentions…

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What to Do if You or a Friend is Self-Harming!

Self-Harm: A Guest Post written by Jes Balascio of My Broken Palace for Project Inspired Perhaps you or a friend is struggling with self-harm or cutting. We understand how hard it can be to confront a problem like this. It’s like hiding a monster in your closet where you’re afraid to let it out, but in a weird…

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Change the Pattern of Negative Self-Talk

Are you your biggest fan or biggest critic? By: Brigid (volunteer and blogger for MAM – Morning After Ministries) Words can make you smile, laugh, cry, and scream. Words have changed lives and will continue to do so forever. Words can build up and tear down relationships. Words have power. So what about the words in…

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A Door of Hope for Cutters

What To Do When You Are A Cutter? What is self-injury? Self-injury, also known as cutting is a deliberate injuring of the body which is usually done in secret and NOT for attention, but as a cry for help. However self-injury is a temporary fix to a deep rooted problem. Cutting brings release when dealing with overwhelming emotions. A destructive cycle…

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Bad Break Up and Unhealthy Relationships

My boyfriend of 5 years broke up with me and told me he had a date with some someone via text message. My son who loves him was as crushed as I was, as he felt as if he had lost a father. Through talking to a HopeCoach, we uncovered that I had been in…