The Stories

It takes guts to put it all out there. But the payoff can be incredible. These stories are written by women who are owning their shit and who are not afraid to bare it all. Because they know that the upside of being real, is being loved and accepted for who they truly are. They no longer feel alone and ashamed of their messy lives, and they are generous enough to share it with you. Their willingness to share with honesty and vulnerability brings connection and belonging, which ultimately leads to fulfillment and happy hearts. And isn’t that what we’re all after?

My guests and contributors put themselves out there to help foster a movement to uplift and connect women through real life experiences. Their stories are not to be criticized or judged in any way. If you don’t resonate with a story, please move on quietly without comment. But if you do, please let your sisters know! xo Karm

 

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You Are Not Alone……

No One Told Me This Could Happen

No One Told Me This Could Happen

By Kristina A little over three years ago, I endured the toughest trial of my adult life.  There’s not a birth or baby class detailed enough to prepare someone for the mental health challenges that I was about to come up against. I wasn’t even slightly aware of...

Tales from Mars, An Apology

Tales from Mars, An Apology

by Rene' The death of Ruth Bader-Ginsburg is a great loss for our country, women in particular and it is a loss I feel very deeply.  Whether or not you agree with her opinions and decisions, there is no denying she was monumental in advancing women’s rights and...

The High Cost of Self-Consciousness

The High Cost of Self-Consciousness

by Susan S. I’ve been told that when I was around 2 or 3 years old, I was very friendly and outgoing, always laughing and talking to people. My parents were in charge of the dorms at a boarding school/convent and the nuns who lived there knew and loved me as a happy...

Tales From Mars, My Journey with Breast Cancer

Tales From Mars, My Journey with Breast Cancer

By Rene' It’s my desire that you receive this blog as a gift to carry in your heart.  This is my journey with breast cancer; dealing with the diagnosis, the disease, the recovery, my relationships, and my own self-discovery.   One in eight American women...

A Bigger Word

A Bigger Word

by Mary Beth I would bet we’ve all seen the insurgency of signs, posts, framed art, and home decor peppered with inspirational quotes to fit any struggle, need, or occasion.  Some of them really speak to me.  I’ve been known to print those that have special...

Bad Behavior

Bad Behavior

Written by Karm I am keenly aware that my 12-year old child’s behavior is due, in part, to the behaviors modeled by his parents. And although I feel I have always known this, and try to remember it during stressful moments in our home, I know that I have failed at...

My Hero

by Courtney If you ask any young kid at some point in their life, “Who is your hero?” or “Who is the most influential person in your life,” nine times out of ten they will answer with pure confidence, “My Mom”.  I am no different, even at the age of forty; my...

Tales from Mars…..First Impressions

Tales from Mars…..First Impressions

By Rene' My first blog introduced you to the story of finding my birth family.  Now it’s time to share with you a few stories of our first face-to-face meeting. Below is a cast of characters for reference. I grew up about thirty minutes away from my birth family....

Clarity

Clarity

By Sarah My friends suspected. My husband knew. My children knew. They begged me to stop. At first, I didn’t want to stop, and then I couldn’t stop. It wasn’t that I wouldn’t, I couldn’t.   My life was ugly. I couldn’t tell the difference between up and...

Tales from Mars…..I’m Home

Tales from Mars…..I’m Home

By Rene' This is my first blog.  I am not a writer, but most of my adult life; people have told me that I need to write a book.  I told part of my story to a psychologist once.  He looked at me and said, “You need to write a book!”  I was even...

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