October 25, 2019

There is a special calling on the lives of those who choose to serve and protect our country through military service. And while patriotism and appreciation for their sacrifices are at an all-time high, there is still a very real price that is paid both physically and emotionally on both the service members and their loved ones.  

Hope For The Warriors is an organization that was started by military families for military families. It has its roots in North Carolina at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. It was in 2006 when a small group of spouses began to truly grasp the trau...

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Just made #12 on 20 great books to read if divorced!

Mid-Life Joyride is the ultimate user's manual for mid-life relationships. Being single in mid-life is not usually where many SIMs (Single In Mid-Life) expected to wind up. In Mid-Life Joyride, J. Hope Suis takes SIMs on an incredible and often humorous journey from how they ended up here to learning to love again or just to discover how to live your best life now!. With a lighthearted yet meaningful collection of stories, advice, and encouragement from both personal and anecdotal experiences the joyride starts now!

Hopeful Creations

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by Jennifer

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A Hopeful life

True Stories Of Inspirational People

June 4, 2019

A rose is one of few flowers that grow in the midst of thorns. Ironically, its beauty is not diminished by its painful surroundings. In fact, those thorns provide a shield from harm and allow the rose to bloom and thrive in peace.

Today I want to introduce you to a young woman whose journey embodies the definition of her name; Ashley Rose. With her permission, and invaluable insight, I am sharing her story of struggles (thorns) and beauty.

Ashley’s childhood mirrored that of...

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Mental Health Series:

Family to Family -  (NAMI)

Living With an Adult Suffering  with a Mental Illness

I have partnered with the website UpJourney in a series on Mental Illness. The information comes from the Family to Family Class offered thru NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and includes my personal experiences as well. 


The first week discusses the stages of emotional responses to a loved one with a mental illness. Each new article will be added to the tab in the menu "Mental Health". Be sure to check all of them out. 

My Blog Listings

Hope For The Warriors - Help And Healing For Our Veterans

October 25, 2019

How To Find The Right Person For Your Life - Look In The Mirror

October 13, 2019

3 Steps To Thrive In The Now - Be U - Enjoy The Moment

September 29, 2019

No One Gets Out Alive - How To Make The Most Of Your Life

September 15, 2019

Bracing For Impact - Understanding The Effect You Have On The World

September 8, 2019

What To Do When You Find Yourself Lost

September 3, 2019

You Can Do Everything Right And Life Still Hurts Sometimes

July 9, 2019

Hand Up or Hand Out? (Understanding When Help Turns Into Enabling)

July 1, 2019

The Proper Construction and Framing of a Relationship - The House that Love Builds

June 23, 2019

Meet Chip Mattis - A Father's Day Inspiration of Sacrifice and Family Devotion

June 14, 2019

Differences In A Relationship. How Much Is Too Much?

June 9, 2019

Ashley Rose - A Radiant Flower Whose Time Has Come To Bloom

June 4, 2019

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