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Personal Stories

When your life suddenly takes a turn for the worse—and you are faced with a deadly diagnosis—what choice do you have other than to embrace your inner strength and move forward? Long-time fitness instructor, loving wife, and courageous...
August 30th, 2020
We've all been through a lot in life. Especially as we get older and realize that what we worried about in our twenties really doesn't matter in the long run. This personal reflection called "The Dance of Life" speaks volumes to all of...
May 27th, 2020
When a heart-health scare rocked her world, the creator of RedLily® found herself wondering about all aspects of her life. But, one thing she knew for sure was that her priorities had to be re-evaluated, pronto! This personal reflection...
February 28th, 2020
Women go through many ups and downs in a lifetime. But no matter what happens, we can never fully prepare for unexpected matters of the heart (like falling in love with someone you can't have). Finding your true love and then experiencing...
February 14th, 2020
When we experience pain and trauma in our lives, we often feel like giving up. But more often than not, we open ourselves up to the possibility of triumph. Here’s how a single mom of three proved that no matter what life throws at...
November 21st, 2019
An elegantly written story about Diane Bruno's decision to become a Funeral Director, so she could help more people and become fulfilled. She recounts how her new "calling" not only allowed her to help others, but also proved to be a...
October 13th, 2019
As moms, we try and teach our kids to have compassion for others and resilience to overcome any obstacle as they get older. As adults, reality still hits when we go through hard lessons and receive ridicule in certain situations. However,...
October 8th, 2019
When an unexpected “second chance” trip to India presented itself, writer and mom Susan Heinrich couldn’t pass it by. Although she felt a bit selfish leaving her family responsibilities behind; she soon realized that her...
September 11th, 2019
Most women are natural born people-pleasers, and there's no denying we want to do it all. However, not all hope is lost. In this personal reflection, Janey Piroli tells us why building better boundaries at home and work is necessary to...
September 9th, 2019