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Welcome to the Do Something Beautiful podcast! I am so excited to finally share this new podcast with you. It is inspired by St. Teresa of Calcutta who often said, “Do something beautiful for God”. In this podcast, I will share with you inspirational people who are truly doing beautiful things to make this world…

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We’re All Lost. And that’s okay.

We’re all a little lost. Too often, in the middle of adversity, doubt or suffering, we look at others as having it better than us. We wonder why their life is more organized, more on track, has direction, passion or maybe we’re just wondering why they always look so darn happy. And the truth is,…

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The Fear of Being Forgotten

One of our greatest fears is feeling forgotten; the desire to be remembered, to be included is really a question of, “Do they love me?”. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. –Mother Teresa Is the fear…

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Learning to Live: a story of suicide and hope

I want to start this article by saying that most of my friends and family do not know this part about me. I’ve kept my story about suicide a secret for a long time. But recently I’ve noticed a growing number of people who suffer like I’ve suffered. I’ve also noticed many people who were not…

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Challenge Completed … or maybe not?

The 30-day Closet Challenge has ended. And I’m a little sad about it. I wore the same 7 pieces, mixing and matching them, for the past month (you can read more about it here). Two days ago people began posting questions to me on Twitter and Facebook asking if I was enjoying the rest of…

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Go Ahead and Have Yourself a ‘Me Party’

There I was, freshly graduated, moved out on my own, two months into my first new job and in the middle of a fairytale romance, when a car struck me and my life completely changed. The accident gave me a head injury and my inability to concentrate and perform simple daily tasks affected my job,…

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Face Your Fashion Fears – 7 Items for 30 Days

Challenges help us face our fears. What will people think if they see me wear an outfit more than once? Will I get bored with fewer choices? Why do I care what people think of me or my wardrobe? If these fears resonate with you, then it might be a good idea to face them…

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Wardrobe and Peace: The Closet Challenge

Do you think you could go an entire month with only 7 items of clothing? That’s what friend and colleague, Sarah Kroger, and I plan to do this September in what we are calling The Closet Challenge. A few weeks ago, Sarah took to Twitter with a quick rant about how she starred at her…

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Wear Your Crown. Proudly.

This morning I listened to a young woman cry, sob actually, about how she allowed her boyfriend to verbally abusive her to the point that she abandoned her doctorate degree, alienated herself from all of her friends and lost all confidence. She told me that she couldn’t decide which cupcake to pick out at the…

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