Tag Archives: empowerment

The Deception of Compromise

It starts small. Perhaps it’s a decision to not go to the gym on Monday after a weekend of drinking a little too much. Then it’s another decision to buy a carton of ice cream because it’s on sale and we ‘deserve’ a treat. Then it’s a decision to grab that second cup...
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The Danger of Deprivation

I’m curious. Has the strategy of deprivation EVER worked for you? I’ve been on the deprivation train more times than I would like to admit, and the only destinations I ever arrived at were misery, crankiness, disappointment and failure. And somehow, I found myself getting back on the crazy train for more punishment...
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What it really means when you say, I deserve it!

How many times have you talked yourself off the healthy eating path with the phrase, “I deserve it?”
  • I deserve that piece of cake (that turns into five by the end of the weekend) because it’s my birthday.
  • I deserve to eat five pieces of...
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What I Did With My Dust

Almost exactly three years ago today, I sat holding my pregnant belly while weeping hysterically for God to make what I had found out all go away. The life that I had known, the family I had imagined for my baby girl and the future of my marriage were instantly obliterated beyond recognition...
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