“Hold it all together Everybody needs you strong But life hits you out of nowhere And barely leaves you holding on …You’re not alone, stop holding on and just be held Your worlds not falling apart, its falling into place…” These are the lyrics to the song a friend posted on Facebook the week I …

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It’s been two weeks since my dad’s life changing accident. I’ve been back home for a week playing catch up with clients, paperwork, writing and housework. I’m also playing catch up with recovery. Life happens; we fall behind in our self care, behind in our recovery, and all of a sudden we are fighting our …

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A myriagon is a polygon with 10,000 sides. A shape that can look much like a circle with as many sides as Ever Upward has now been viewed all over the world in 43 different countries. The circle that has encompassed my healing, recovery and my ever upward light and love. In celebration of how …

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A picture mail text of Lyla’s drawing of us. Snail mail of Joycelyn’s drawing of the dogs. A picture mail text of Lane with his “Justine socks” on. A voice mail from the boys begging us to come play Just Dance. My favorite picture of the boys cuddling with the three dogs watching cartoons. A …

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Sitting back home in cold, but thank God sunny, Iowa helping my family through a life changing injury and scare I am overwhelmed by the sense of connection and love that has been demonstrated to us in the last four days. Monday my sister called in a panic, our dad had had an accident but …

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Today I gave a presentation for a Lunch and Learn at a major corporation here in Saint Louis. This is my sixth Lunch and Learn with them. I always have good attendance, great feedback and they actually pay me to speak. And yet this morning as I over-prepared, I literally made myself sick with anxiety …

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