Every Day is a New Start

Every day is a new start. Read that statement above again. You have likely heard it before, read it in a book meant to uplift you or saw it as an inspirational quote someplace. The thing is . . . It doesn't always feel like that because most mornings we have a residual hangover from…

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A Little Thing Called Tribe

The process of building and nurturing a strong, supportive community is challenging. It takes time and energy... (lots of both, if I’m going to keep this honest). It can be uncomfortable, it’s time-consuming, and it can hurt when people leave or your tribe drifts apart. However, it is also one of life’s sweetest rewards. Big…

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The Aftermath of a Breakup

The Aftermath of a Breakup | Divya Patnaik

I am a Scorpio. We are known for being passionate, fiercely loyal, and intense. So intense.  With all these amazing traits (if I may say so myself), it is no surprise that when we fall in love, we fall hard. It is always a never before kind of love affair with us - often likening…

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Who Am I? The Path to Rediscovering Myself

The Question that Helped Heal My Heart

Friends of mine suggested that I record myself reading my blog.  It brings a different level of understanding because you hear it the way  I intended.  You can listen to me reading my story below. Enjoy. xoLina Who Am I? The Path to Rediscovering Myself Who am I? Have you ever stopped to ask yourself…

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Changing My Mind

I had a blog post ready for today but kept going over it and it just wasn't right. My past few posts have been about the heavy emotions I was dealing with right after my break up. I want to use this post to discuss some of the best ways that I have tackled these…

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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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