[caption id="attachment_7159" align="alignleft" width="169"] Penuel Ridge Retreat Center Ashland City, Tennessee[/caption] With my 33rd birthday looming over me, along with my boss going out of the country for two weeks, I knew I needed a quick, cheap getaway.  After all of the travel, work, and chaos the past year has…

No, this isn't a post about drugs or sex or any other kind of frequently associated topics relating to saying "No" firmly.  All my life, I've been a "yes" person.  I learned as a child that saying "no" upset people; it made my parents mad if I didn't want to…

Sometimes we feel ashamed to admit when we're depressed or struggling.  For me, personally, I feel pressure to always be happy.  This pressure not only comes from those who have known me to be the girl who is always smiling, always laughing, even when she's crying, and the one who…

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