Going Quiet

Going Quiet | Checked Baggage

I think whenever you have a significant life change you start searching for meaning. What does this mean? What do I even believe? Why is this happening?   I found a podcast, exactly when I was ready to listen to it, The Lively Show by Jess Lively. Jess was a reflection of what I wanted…

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The Little Things

Checked Baggage | The Little Things

Moving forward and embracing a new life starts with the little things. Day by day your emotions will change in an instant by something as simple as a smell. It is during these times that you start to look forward to the simple things that make you feel normal or even happy.   For me,…

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Girl Therapy

Girl Therapy | Checked Baggage

Can anyone raise their hand ?? if they know the time-tested gift you give your girlfriend who is in the midst of a breakup and turning 40?   I think that there is an unwritten 'Gift Guide for Women About to Get Divorced.' I'll let you do your research, and for the record, I think I…

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Let's talk about guilt. We've all felt it.   In relationships, it is a silent killer, or at least it was in mine. I had a significant guilt complex that has taken me this past year of reflection to acknowledge.   I felt guilty. Guilty for the lifestyle I wanted, guilty for wanting to live…

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The day the trigger was pulled with the words, "I think our relationship is over." Nothing fancy just a statement.   I can't remember the exact day just that it was the end of February.   I do remember how I felt.  I saw the cracks starting to form in the world around me.  I knew…

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