“Forgiveness IS Divine!!”

Free Yourself!

Most of us hold onto wrongs we’ve done and the wrongs others have done to us.

Most of the time holding on only lasts as long as the emotions last, but for some of us, these “hard feelings” can last long after the feelings have subsided.

This is where the phrase “Holding a Grudge” rears its ugly head. Holding a grudge can quite literally destroy relationships, friendships, and even lives!


To forgive ones actions towards you is to let go of the emotional grudge attached to those actions. But we can’t forget that sometimes we hold ourselves in contempt to a much more severe degree than we hold others!

Sometimes we decide we are just unforgivable altogether, and in doing so, we end up sabotaging our own relationships, friendships, and lives from having the most basic happiness that life can afford us.

We tend to hold…

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Waking Up and Letting Go

I have been a quiet little blogger for the past few days – my mind has been all over the place so I needed a break from the world of electronics for a bit. Don’t worry, you’ll hear about it, well not quite all of it but the important parts of it anyway. As a lot of you already know I’ve gone through some heavy-duty issues for long time now, but in all honesty you don’t even know the half of it, trust me! I’m not here tonight to write some long drawn out post, just to talk about one quick thing…letting-go…

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Portraits of Babies Tasting Lemons for the First Time

This totally made me smile and I needed that right now! Make sure you follow the links to view the rest of the photos and the video for more smiles 🙂 SO ADORABLE! So who is going to do this with their baby now?



In a collaborative project entitled Pucker, Toronto-based photographers April Maciborka and David Wile took studio portraits of babies tasting lemons for their very first time.

As you can expect, the results are priceless and adorable. The idea has always been a popular theme for YouTube videos. For example, this Babies Taste Lemons For The First Time video compilation has over 10.5 million views!

What makes this photo series so great is that April and David are both talented photographers. There’s a consistency to the series with the same backdrop and bib attire and the lighting is fantastic. It really lets the viewers appreciate each baby’s individual expression.

April is represented by Getty and also does wedding and portrait photography in the summer via olivestudio.ca. She is available for commission work and you can contact her on her website.

David has an impressive portfolio of landscape and…

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Coping with Grief & Loss: Understanding the Grieving Process

I printed this article out about a year ago and had all intentions of giving it to someone I care about, but never did.  I happened to come across it the other day and thought it was definitely worth sharing.  This article is not just about grieving the death of someone but more-so about grieving a loss (or more than one loss) in general.  One of the main reasons I printed the article for ‘this person’ is to point out that trying to ignore the pain or keep it from surfacing will only make it worse in the long run.  In order to heal it is necessary to face your grief and actively deal with it.  Last year I read it and wanted to share it in hope of being able to help ‘this person’ understand grief.  Right now, I am looking at it from a different perspective, to help me to heal myself.  It’s odd that I happened to come across this article the other day because personally, I am dealing with the loss of more than half of the examples given below.

You can ‘try’ to suppress your feelings and grief but you can NOT avoid them forever.  You must acknowledge your pain in order to heal.  Trying to avoid this only prolongs the grieving process and unresolved grief can lead to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and health problems.  Take care of number one, yourself!

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resentment vs forgiveness

My father tells me ALL of the time that I need to let go of resentments. I totally agree with him but, I have so many of them right now AND I don’t know how to let go of them. It is SO hard! I preach about forgiveness, and I don’t hold grudges (forever that is), but at this point in my life I’m having a really hard time letting go of my resentments! They ARE toxic though! Everything said here makes perfect sense, so why is it so hard to let go of something that only hurts us more? Any advice here, on how to let go of resentments that is?

My father tells me ALL of the time that I need to let go of resentments. I totally agree with him but, I have so many of them right now AND I don’t know how to let go of them. It is SO hard! I preach about forgiveness, and I don’t hold grudges (forever that […]

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Just a Post – Dedicated to all of the people who think I’m crazy…

If you know me, or if you know OF me that is, you NEED to read this post if no other!

Here is general idea of what this is about, (my thoughts while writing this):

I beat myself up constantly, I don’t need anyone’s help with that!

I’m sick , I’m tired, and I’m sick and tired of crying…

and last but not least,

“I don’t need anyone’s help to make me look bad, I do that well enough on my own!” -Angela Brigano

“Who are you to judge me? I know I’m not perfect and I don’t claim to be. But before you start pointing fingers, make sure your own hands are clean.”

And here it goes…

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The Fray – Happiness – The Irony…

So, I have all of this shit to do around my house, it’s a disaster, along with my car, my yard, my life, etc…lol

Anyway, I have to get at least some of this done before 3:00 because I have to shower then go somewhere, good luck with that Angela! At about 1:00 I forced myself to get off my ass, but before that I decided to put on Pandora and listen to my favorite station, The Fray Radio. I head to the kitchen…

I got about 20 minutes into cleaning and I hear a song from the other room, Look After You, now my mind starts to wander…bye bye kitchen! Even music is a distraction, gotta love ADHD! So I go to the computer to listen and thought I would blog about The Fray since they are one of my favorite bands. Then I go to YouTube to find the video but ended up coming across one of my other favorites, Happiness, (distracted again, SHOCKER).

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Candy Crush Humor Part Four: Dr. Phil! Help Me With My Strange Addiction…

Shared from forever-51.com – VERY FUNNY!

I need a LIFE.

Well, actually at least 5 of you need to send me one. Through Facebook.

For Candy Crush Saga.

And then I will get up and finally:

  • Do the laundry
  • Let the dogs out to pee
  • Get out of my jammies
  • Put on makeup
  • Talk to my family

Or maybe not.

Unless you are living under a rock, the new rage in smart device games is Candy Crush Saga. According to the site’s creator, King, more than 15 million people are crushing candy a day. It’s the top in Apps on iTunes and Google Play store. And it has taken over that wicked Farmville game on Facebook.

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Thoughts at the Moment #1

Either I feel like I can’t breathe or I feel like I’m breathing too hard…If I don’t express myself I feel as though I’m barely breathing at all! I’m getting pushed and pulled in so many directions and from so many directions! I can only do so much people. And no matter what I say or do “I’m damned if I do damned if I don’t!” What do you want from me? If I express myself I’m wrong, if I hold it in I’m wrong…what’s right? I mean what’s right for ME, NOT EVERYONE ELSE? Give me a break while I’m trying to straighten out my life and worry about myself, because if I don’t do that then I’m useless to all of you! And I’ll handle things the way I see fit for the moment LIKE IT OR NOT! I’m doing the best I can and that’s all that matters!

Sick and tired of having your feelings discounted: 5 ways to survive that emotional attack…

“How can someone tell you what rain feels like falling on your skin? How can he truly know how it feels to be in the skin you’re in? How can someone see through my eyes? I know for sure when one person believes that he/she knows exactly what someone else is feeling all the time, that know-it-all attitude becomes intrusive and destructive to the person on the receiving end. How many times have you wanted to say let me be in my skin and I’ll let you stay in your skin – so we both can win?” -Dr. CJ


Thank you Dr. CJ, for helping me understand that I’m not imagining things when I believe my feelings are being discounted or dismissed. I’d like to print this out and hand it to at least dozen people but for now I’ll just share it on my page. Your wisdom and advice have soaked in and I will be back to read more!


This is a follow up to my post “Why I Have Hidden Emotional Pain – (Which Doesn’t Happen Very Often BTW)”


Thank you again for your insight!

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Before we get into the five ways to survive and eventually thrive, we need to look at what is at play in the interactions that tire us out.

Love is a universal emotion we as humans crave. We all need to be loved, heard, and understood. When we experience those three needs fully we feel safe, appreciated, and accepted. Have you noticed how you gravitate toward those people who become your safety net, who values who we are?

Are you tired of trying to explain to someone especially your mate how you feel about something, only to be told, “That’s not how it really is”? Are you tired of asking someone to explain what they mean to only hear, “never mind”? Do you want to scream shut the…. Up and listen?

Dismissing and discounting what we feel starts with a disconnect between the two people trying to communicate. Often times…

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