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When you're a mom you tend to lose yourself when you have kids. This isn't something to feel bad about; it's just life. But when RedLily contributor Leslie Campos had children, she felt an unnerving feeling as her newfound role as a mother...
December 23rd, 2021
As women we are often victims of our own forgetfulness. What we mean by this is that over time, we often forget who we are and where we want to go. In other words, we get immersed in the "life" that comes to us: work, marriage, children,...
September 10th, 2021
How one woman's decision to remove her breast implants after eight years has not only transformed her own life but informed others about the risks associated with this type of body enhancement. Long-time RedLily contributor Tanya Smith,...
March 21st, 2021
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