Do you feel discouraged, deceived, or depressed?

Do you worry that you’ll never overcome the challenges and heartaches in your life?

Do you struggle to forgive yourself and those who hurt you?

I understand. I experienced those same feelings and struggles. However, I moved from broken to beautiful, and you can too. Through my blog, the free resources, and my future podcast, my goal is to help you move from broken to beautiful.

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Practical steps and encouragement to help you move from pain, brokenness and defeat to peace, joy, and freedom.

Practical lessons to help you leave destructive patterns of thought and behavior to move forward in your life.

How Do You Handle Life’s Challenges?


How do you handle life’s challenges, especially during the Christmas season? I didn’t handle life’s challenges well on Sunday when I called my friend, Sharron. She said, “Yvonne, I’m dying.” We’ve been friends most of our lives. Tears flooded my face. My lips quivered, and I couldn’t say a word. If I had been with… Continue Reading

How Will You Celebrate the Christmas Season This Year?


How will you celebrate the Christmas season? Will you rush from store to store, activity to activity, and errand to errand? Will your focus be on finding the right Christmas gift for everyone on your list and buying cookies and candy? Will you worry about how soon you can get the Christmas lights up, decorate… Continue Reading

How Can You Make This Thanksgiving a Good One?

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You may be thinking a good Thanksgiving in your home is impossible. You may be thinking, O Yvonne, if you knew my family, you would understand. We argue about politics and religion at the dinner table, and everyone leaves angry. Perhaps you have a baby, two toddlers, a military husband on deployment, and a parent in… Continue Reading

What Will You Write on I Love to Write Day?


November 15 is I Love to Write Day. What will you write on “I Love to Write Day”? You don’t need to be an author or an aspiring writer to write or to encourage others to do so. John Riddle, a Delaware-based author, started I Love to Write Day in 2002. His goal was: “to… Continue Reading

What Will You Do as a Result of National Family Caregivers Month?

November is National Family Caregivers Month in the USA according to the president’s proclamation on October 31, 2016. At some time in your life, you may provide care for a family member, neighbor, or coworker. Maybe at some point in your life, you may need care. Although my parents didn’t live in the same state… Continue Reading