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With the #metoo movement going strong and now numerous women coming forth about all these men in the public eye, especially Kavanaugh, it all brings back moments in my life that I have tried so hard to forget. But I will never forget. And neither will the millions of other women who get sexually assaulted. Our stories are REAL and they deserve to be heard. And I hope that with this post I can help others to come forth and share their experiences so the power they lost can be taken back.
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You can read my whole story here: http://bit.ly/theytriedtoburyme
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...."I am not sure how it started or even where he came from. But all of a sudden I was alone with him, up against the brick wall. Why was this happening? Why would this boy want to hurt me? I stood there afraid and startled. He was so close, breathing all over me. Telling me he hated me. I felt something sharp on my neck and didn’t know what to do. Don’t move, I told myself, as he held the glass shard against my skin. He was so mad. Minutes pass like hours. He slowly lets me go and backs up. Then I feel a horrible pain shoot up my body. I bend over and look at him, as he laughs at me. The pain is now starting to settle between my legs where he kicked me. I stood there watching him as he walked away…frozen. This was one of my most frightening memories of elementary school. I was shocked and embarrassed."...
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#metoo #ibelievesurvivors #stopkavanaugh #womenunite #riseabove

My entire life I watched my mother juggle career and family. She did it gracefully. I was always grateful for what she did and I was proud to be her daughter.
But I never understood how difficult it was.
Now, as I attempt to juggle career and family I am in awe of her. I am in awe of any woman that attempts both.
It takes courage. There are days of doubt. Days of exhaustion. And a lot of guilt and guessing if you are doing it remotely right.
But I believe in my heart that if you can push through the challenges, that the reward of maintaining yourself and raising good humans is worth it. I don’t think women should have to choose, and I think as a society we can do better to help the mothers that are in the trenches. Even if it is just a hug or a word of encouragement.
So to all my juggling Mamas out there - you got this and I see you❤️👊🏻
Photo credit: Christi Shay Kotter .
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Photos by @halfstop / Rachela of @deadmoneylv

Vegas musician Denise Heximer @denisehex

Vegas musician Denise Heximer @denisehex

Vegas musician Denise Heximer @denisehex

Photo by @halfstop / Vegas musician Denise Heximer @denisehex of @swankbastards @the.implosions @shanda_and_the_howlers

@tattoedheartkay
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The one “rule” Karina and her ex have followed, since they separated and started co-parenting last summer, is this: “We both get to talk to our kids. Every single day.”
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So, when Karina has the kids (they follow a 5 days on/5 days off, then 2 days on/2 days off rotation), her ex can call before bedtime to say good night, and vice versa. (“It helps them cope.”)
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As for the rest of it: they’re figuring it out as they go. Communicating constantly, trying to get on the same page. Doing the same things they attempted to do in their marriage, essentially. It’s been “much harder” than Karina thought it would be.
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“Now that we’re in in separate households, we have to make sure we’re parenting the same way. We have to have specific conversations about what we want for the kids—about little, everyday things. Like, what’s our son’s reward for potty training? How do we talk to our daughter, who’s stressed about school? What are we doing for time-outs? How much juice are we giving them before bed?”
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But then, in tough times, like when the kids are in a We Don’t Have to Listen at Mom’s House phase, it’s not a joint effort. Karina can’t call her ex constantly for back-up—“it’s not fair or effective; there’s no authority over the phone”—which means she’s on her own.
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“Since there’s no one to relieve me, I can’t lose my cool. I have to work it out myself because I’m their one person on those days.”
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Truthfully, it’s both incredibly exhausting and surprisingly rewarding.
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Because when, in better times, it’s just Karina and her kids, it’s like her eyes are opened, like she can see them more clearly—see who they are and who they are becoming. (“It’s pretty amazing.”) And because there are really good conversations with her ex, too—ones that “focus on all the little wins,” on all the awesome ways in which their children are learning and growing.
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Although there’s no getting around it—“divorce sucks”—Karina’s thankful her children won’t grow up with a mom and dad who are fighting all the time. Instead—she hopes—they’ll grow up seeing their parents as teammates, as two people who “looked out for them every step of the way.”
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Seriously - stop. it. Did you know your private inner-dialogue is a powerful stepping stone to reaching your goals? Reducing self-criticism can help improve your overall self-esteem and confidence. Here are a few ways you can tame your inner-critic:
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1. Pay Attention! Pay close attention to your thoughts and you may discover that you call yourself names or talk yourself out of doing things that are hard. We have an estimated 60,000 thoughts each day - 60,000 chances to think positive thoughts!
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2. Change The Channel. Don't replay your mistakes over and over and over again in your mind. Get active or distract yourself by doing a project you've been putting off for a while.
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3. Evidence is Key. Just because you thought it doesn't make it true. If you think you're going to fail, start of list of all the ways you WILL NOT fail. Remind yourself that your thoughts aren't always truthful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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With practice, you can develop a more productive inner dialogue that will fuel your efforts to reach your goals. How do you think positively when negative thoughts are trying to take over?? Comment below!

Let’s meet next week 🖤 Talks, support, insights, help, fun & wine 🍷 .
Let’s Talk About Money & Time
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Im schönen @flamingocatjewelry Atelier
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Es geht nach unserer Sommerpause um ganz handfeste Dinge und um ein Thema, über das viel zu selten gesprochen wird:

Organisation, Preisfindung, Steuern und und und – wir müssen uns um diese Dinge selbstbestimmt kümmern und unsere Zeit dabei achtsam einteilen, denn wir sind unser eigener Boss.
Der Erfahrungsaustausch darüber soll uns zukünftig vermeidbare Kopfschmerzen ersparen, also lasst uns dazu connecten!

Alex von @flamingocatjewelry stellt uns für den Abend ihr wunderbares Atelier zur Verfügung, sodass wir uns gemütlich und entspannt austauschen können.

Alex wird uns ein paar Eindrücke aus ihrer Selbstständigkeit geben, bevor wir uns dem Thema des Abends widmen.
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“To recover [her] heart’s desire a [woman] needs to get away from the noise and distraction of [her] daily life for time with [her] own soul. [She] needs to head into the wilderness, to silence and solitude. Alone with [herself, she] allows whatever is there to come to the surface.”
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“Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me. Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about. See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong— then guide me on the road to eternal life.”
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Today I tell myself - I got this! My frequency has elevated so much in the last few months. I have reached a new level of personal understanding for myself but also career wise- the confidence I have now is spilling into other areas of my life - wish me a sacred journey
UP💪🏽👆🏽💝👑
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Ok, fine. I love 🍊Orange Theory. There, I said it out loud. It's actually more of a love-hate relationship, but I have consistently been a member for 9 months 🙌🏼 and while that doesn't seem like an accomplishment to most, it's a big deal for this girl. I'm a gym cheater 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️. I get SO BORED weeks-months into a new fitness membership and usually have to find something else. While there are days I skip class (sorry, @otfmtjuliet front desk'ers who receive my texts all the time) I am still going pretty strong. Now, I haven't lost any weight, but we'll blame that on the beer and cheeseburgers I cannot seem to quit. 🍔🍻
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You guys KNOW I have to have workout pants that hug my curves and suck it all in - so my go-to work out attire is always @fabletics! Shop my looks by downloading the @liketoknow.it app! http://liketk.it/2xuGA #liketkit @liketoknow.it

Found this Super Goddess that knits this amazing dress! Love your work Lynette, you need to connect with @hadiiyabarbel
@knitsewfabulous 🔮🌒🌕🌘
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