I’ll Dance

I’ll Dance By Donloyn LeDuff Gadson ~ ~ When you gaze upon my withered skin Casting judgments As if you know where I’ve been, I’ll Dance… Even Then, I’ll Dance When my peculiar stillness makes you jeer Scoffing my intelligence Instilling fear I’ll Dance… Even Then, I’ll Dance When you say nothing I touch will
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Dead End: When the Story Feels Stuck

Sometimes, we have a story to tell. A story that is dying, begging, pleading to come out. A story that insists on being told. An experience or reflection that is too powerful not to share. But telling stories isn’t always that easy. Sharing voice, as simple as it seems, often comes with complications, rough roads
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Just Be Awesome!

Ask me my favorite color, and I won’t be able to give you an answer. Correction…I’ll give you an answer, but then I’ll change it. And change it again, and again. And then I’ll conclude with the same thought that always seems to hit me like an epiphany, even though I’ve been through this same
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now SHINE on!

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16, KJV ~ Sadly, some people don’t know how to Shine. They have dimmed their lights and, in a strange twist of fate, have become blinded by the dullness. Why? Their limiting beliefs
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Letting It All Go and Breaking Free

I am an Inspiration Specialist. My job is to encourage and motivate women to step beyond the seen, explore their untapped potentials and embrace all the beauty that comes from pushing yourself into that uncomfortable place where the peace that comes with living on purpose resides. But, I’m also human. Recently, I’ve been feeling anxious.
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be not afraid

The Strange Freedom in Voice

Sharing your voice is liberating. There is an indescribable exhilaration that comes from self expression. But there is also a strange twist to this freedom. A writer’s voice is shaped by her life experience. Everything she writes has some connection to an actual event or emotion. In writing, sometimes the painful world of reality is
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On Shedding Light & Seeing Self

Have the words or actions of another ever made you feel invisible and insignificant? Has someone close to you ever minimized your talents and achievements, causing you to feel small and unimportant? Have you ever wandered through life feeling as though you will never measure up…never be enough…never be seen…never be heard?   I have.
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Filling her cup…last Tuesday morning

Last Tuesday morning, I had a deep conversation with my oldest daughter during the car ride to school. She’s emerging, working on becoming a young lady, dreaming of her future, forming thoughts and opinions of her own. She’s at what I feel is the most critical point of a young girl’s life…the point when you
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Trust your purpose

Sometimes, you find your purpose…you know your purpose…you feel your purpose…you step into your purpose…you breathe your purpose. But still somehow, you manage to doubt your purpose. It becomes a cage from which only real confirmation can free you. When that real confirmation comes–and, I mean, when it comes in a powerful way–you know. You really know…

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