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    by Bethany Suckrow

    When people saw my mother in those years, they remarked how healthy she looked, how strong, how not-sick. “You would never know she has terminal cancer,” they said. Their astonishment rang like praise for the upbeat patient smiling through her pain. I understood their cognitive dissonance. Her tenacity felt larger than life to me, superhuman […]

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    Bethany Suckrow

    I’m a writer and blogger at at bethanysuckrow.com, where I shares both prose and poetry on faith, grace, grief and hope. I am currently working on my first book, a memoir about losing my mother to cancer. My musician-husband, Matt, and I live in transition as we move our life from the Chicago suburbs to Nashville.

    The post A Dirt Path and the Beginning of Hope appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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    by Anne-Marie Heckt

    Lately I’ve been seeing a door in my mind, and it’s closed. I often hear from God through images, and this one surprised me. But it’s been so helpful. I want to be a woman who loves, who understands and accepts others. I want to be a wide-open person and not narrow or overly judge-y, […]

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    Anne-Marie Heckt

    Anne-Marie Heckt

    When not scrambling eggs, I manage a community garden which grows veg for a food bank. I’m a full time mom of two almost-grown boys. Saturday mornings you’ll find me at the Farmer’s Market, religiously. Goals include extending my rollerblading distance to marathon length and getting the courage to quit picking at my novel and publish it. A scary re-emergence into paid work may need to happen soon. Eons ago I taught ESL at a community college. Farther back, I taught in China and worked at a church in Mexico City. Childhood included a confusing mix of Spain, military bases and a tiny town in Washington State. What I would really love to have is not a job, but a puppy. I live north of Seattle and somewhere east of organized with a husband, our younger son, and a turtle.

    The post Closing the Door on Hurtful Words appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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  • 01/08/16--00:03: Says Who?
  • by Bronwyn Lea

    It’s a scene played out hundreds of times in the lives of little ones: The bossy command: “You aren’t allowed to do that.” The defiant sass: “SAYS WHO?” Of course, we grow older, and we learn—by cultural osmosis, it seems—the boundaries for behavior. Directives are seldom challenged, the rules are known. As a parent, this […]

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    Bronwyn Lea

    Bronwyn Lea is a South-African born writer-mama, raising little people in California and raising eyebrows at bronlea.com. Fueled by grace, caffeine and laughter, she writes about the holy and hilarious in life, faith and family. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

    The post Says Who? appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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  • 01/23/16--00:03: What Is Your Wall?
  • by Claire De Boer

    The last two years have been, for me, the kind of years that change a person from the inside out. In 2014 I struggled through six months of clinical depression, and at the end of 2015 my marriage ended. The two were not entirely extraneous; one event seemed to fold itself into the other. And […]

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    Claire De Boer

    Hi, I’m Claire and though you may only see my words here once a month I’m part of the wonderful sisterhood of women who edit, upload and brainstorm behind the scenes of SheLoves.
    I was born and raised in England but pretty much see myself as a fully fledged Canadian. I spend just about all of my spare time blogging, editing and creating stories. I’ve also ventured into the world of teaching and mentor students in using writing as a tool for personal growth.
    My passion is to help others find the value and beauty in their stories and to find healing or self-awareness via journaling, memoir, or just "soul writing", as I like to call it.
    To learn more about my journey and the work I'm doing visit The Gift of Writing

    The post What Is Your Wall? appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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    by Bethany Olsen

    I’m going back to school this summer. It’s hard to say that out loud, because it means it’s real, that I’m committing myself to it. Committing myself to school means truly admitting that at thirty, my life isn’t what I always imagined. The images of myself with the white picket fence, the man, the 2.5 […]

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    Bethany Olsen

    I'm a writer located just south of the Canadian border in northwest Washington. Passionate about connection through personal story and finding one's voice, I am continually seeking both of those things. When not writing and editing, I can be found drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching "Project Runway," or traveling the world. I blog at bethanyolsen.wordpress.com

    The post I’m Going Back to School: There I Said It Out Loud appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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    by Diana Trautwein

    My entire adult life consists of a series of detours. Following my mother’s careful instructions, both verbal and non-verbal, I headed into adulthood with two primary goals: graduate from college and find a husband. I think my mother imagined a life for me that looked a lot like hers: early marriage, children, caring for a […]

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    Diana Trautwein

    Married to her college sweetheart for over 40 years, Diana is always wondering about things. She answers to Mom from their three adult kids and spouses and to Nana from their 8 grandkids, ranging in age from 3 to 22. For 17 years, after a mid-life call to ministry, she answered to Pastor Diana in two churches where she served as Associate Pastor. Since retiring at the end of 2010, she spends her time working as a spiritual director and writes on her blog, Just Wondering. For as long as she can remember, Jesus has been central to her story and the church an extension of her family. Not that either church or family is exactly perfect . . . but then, that’s what makes life interesting, right?

    The post It’s the Detours that Tell the Story appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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    by Lisha Epperson

    I fell in love with natural hair in second grade. Traci wore her cotton candy clouds of hair woven into two soft braids. They criss-crossed at the nape of her neck.  From my seat at a wooden desk scribbled with the names of children who’d come before me, I watched and dreamed about her hair. Traci’s […]

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    Lisha Epperson

    Hi! I’m Lisha Epperson, a hopeless romantic, lover of Jesus and most things antique. I love being a wife and mother of 5. I’m hooked on books (got the library fines to prove it) and all things ballet. I work out a life of faith with fear and trembling in New York City and blog about it all at lishaepperson.com.

    The post My Hair Journey: The Deepest Reclaiming of Soul appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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  • 09/06/16--22:00: Go Make the World Beautiful
  • by Megan Gahan

    It was a simple photo: a lap filled with art supplies. Fat little tubes of glossy paints, stiff brushes, and a stark white palette, just waiting to be muddied up with imagination. The picture lit up my phone with its cacophony of colour, and I had to restrain myself from turning cartwheels down the driveway. […]

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    Megan Gahan

    If you call me Meg I'll feel like we've been friends for a while, so do go with that. By day I run after two little dudes, but when the house is - finally - quiet I like to write, often a giant mug of Earl Grey Vanilla beside me. More often with a giant bowl of ice cream. I've worked in the fitness industry for over ten years, so talking body image and push-up technique gets me excited. I ponder those things, along with faith, parenting, and my desire to be a superhero over at megangahan.com.

    The post Go Make the World Beautiful appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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    By Sarah Henderson | Twitter: @sarahlowhen I’ve often heard yoga teachers say that savasana is the hardest yoga pose for many people to practice. This pose typically comes at the end of a yoga class, and is one where students are guided to let all physical effort cease. A student lies on his or her back, […]

    The post Sacred Pauses: Sabbath and Savasana appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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    by Claire Colvin

    I started 2017 in silence. I caught a monster cold and lost my voice completely for the first two weeks of the year. I am a talkative person, and I felt the loss keenly. I started to get bits of my voice back the third week of January, but even now, weeks later, I don’t […]

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    Claire Colvin

    Claire is learning to call herself a feminist. She has been writing and editing professionally for more than a decade. In 2013, her National Novel Writing Month entry was a science fiction story about a broken world where everyone was required to be as similar as possible. Claire wishes she could fold the world like a map so the people she loves weren’t so far away. She lives on a small mountain near Vancouver and writes at clairecolvin.ca.

    The post I am a Citizen of the World, So This IS My Fight appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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    by Diana Trautwein

    Bold is a great big word. It’s only four small letters, but oh, my! It brings such freight. I don’t use it often, to tell you the truth. About 90% of the time, my use of the term is limited to clicking Command-B on my computer keyboard! I seem to be more willing to occasionally […]

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    Diana Trautwein

    Married to her college sweetheart for over 40 years, Diana is always wondering about things. She answers to Mom from their three adult kids and spouses and to Nana from their 8 grandkids, ranging in age from 3 to 22. For 17 years, after a mid-life call to ministry, she answered to Pastor Diana in two churches where she served as Associate Pastor. Since retiring at the end of 2010, she spends her time working as a spiritual director and writes on her blog, Just Wondering. For as long as she can remember, Jesus has been central to her story and the church an extension of her family. Not that either church or family is exactly perfect . . . but then, that’s what makes life interesting, right?

    The post Big, Bold Change Starts With Baby Steps appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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  • 03/24/17--22:00: Our Daughters are Watching
  • by Nichole Forbes

    In February, I had the opportunity to attend Rise Up, Sister! in Chiliwack, BC. We spent four days sharing our stories and discussing issues of justice and equality and collectively raising the voice of women in the world. It was an empowering and yet comforting time and I am deeply changed by the time spent in […]

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    Nichole Forbes

    Nichole is just a regular gal loved by an extraordinary God. She believes in community, justice and freedom. She tries to live brave everyday and to say the kind words that need to be heard. She raises her three Not-So-Wee-Ones in the middle of the Canadian prairies with her favorite person ever, her husband, Brad. On an average day you can find her running errands in her really rad mini-van while sipping coffee and rocking out to The BeeGees. She blogs and is the author of Finding Me in Him: One Woman’s Journey to Discovering Her Identity in Christ.

    The post Our Daughters are Watching appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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  • 04/18/17--22:05: It’s Scary to Wear Jewelry
  • by Heather Caliri

    A necklace really shouldn’t cause anyone this much anxiety. I bought it from a friend selling those fabulous accessories made by women moving out of poverty. Cute jewelry + women’s empowerment. Win-win. I haven’t gotten myself a new necklace in years, I thought. It’s for a good cause. I scrolled through the catalog and found a […]

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    Heather Caliri

    Heather Caliri is a writer from San Diego who loves British murder mysteries, advice columns, and hot breakfasts. She uses tiny, joyful yeses to free herself from anxiety. Tired of anxiety controlling your life? Try her mini-course, “Five Tiny Ideas for Managing Anxiety," for free here.

    The post It’s Scary to Wear Jewelry appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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    by sheloves

    By Sue Donaldson | Twitter: @welcomeheart As I prepared to attend my daughter’s Mother-Daughter Sorority weekend, I received this warning text: “Mom, just so you know, it will be an eclectic group of moms–The High-heeled Wine- drinking Mom. The Atheist Hippie Mom. The Homey Mom. The Divorced Psychologist Grieving Mom …” “No worries,” I replied. “I […]

    The post Permission Granted: Speak Life and Love appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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  • 08/10/17--22:00: When Sex Isn’t Magical
  • by sheloves

    by Anonymous I carefully string the beads on a wisp of fishing wire. They’re clear blue, about ten of them. Then I thread the letters: T-R-U-E L-O-V-E W-A-I-T-S. More blue beads. I tie it round my wrist, feeling accomplished. This will fix everything. / / / / I came of age in the late nineties. […]

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  • 10/05/17--22:00: The Fire
  • by sheloves

    by Beth Watkins | Twitter: @iambethwatkins I was still young when I learned of the fire. I grew up in its proximity, among others who were alight, and I was in love with everything about it, asked to take it from my mother’s table As early as I can remember. I asked for the fire; This […]

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  • 11/02/17--22:04: Standing Up to Our Pharaohs
  • by Nichole Forbes

    Sometimes I lose myself in fall and not in a wistful, dreamy way. In a soul-draining, 40-years-in-the-wilderness, passionless sort of lost way. Then there’s the time between fall and winter—the In-Between Time. The time between the busyness of routine and the stillness that snow and cold and the holiness of Christmas brings. The time when […]

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    Nichole Forbes

    Nichole is just a regular gal loved by an extraordinary God. She believes in community, justice and freedom. She tries to live brave everyday and to say the kind words that need to be heard. She raises her three Not-So-Wee-Ones in the middle of the Canadian prairies with her favorite person ever, her husband, Brad. On an average day you can find her running errands in her really rad mini-van while sipping coffee and rocking out to The BeeGees. She blogs and is the author of Finding Me in Him: One Woman’s Journey to Discovering Her Identity in Christ.

    The post Standing Up to Our Pharaohs appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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  • 12/13/17--22:00: Cutting Bangs and Saying Yes
  • by Leah Abraham

    I let my friends cut my bangs last year. It wasn’t a cry for help or an emotional breakdown. Rather, I was complaining to my friends during a girls night out about how much I’ve always wanted bangs and how every stylist I’ve met shook their head and said, “Oh honey, that’s not for you.” […]

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    Leah Abraham

    Leah is a storyteller + writer + journalist + creative + empathizing romantic + pessimistic realist + ISFP + Enneagram type 2 + much more. She lives in the Seattle area where she works as an education reporter and features writer.

    Bonus facts: She loves the great indoors, hates to floss, and is obsessed with Korean food and her dorky, immigrant family.

    The post Cutting Bangs and Saying Yes appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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  • 05/03/18--22:00: For the Storyholders
  • by Megan Gahan

    I sit across from a woman I have just met. Several of us have gathered in a coffee shop on the other side of the country, all attendees of a large writing conference. A few have known each other for years. But others are connecting for the first time. It’s a little odd meeting people […]

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    Megan Gahan

    After over a decade in the fitness industry, Megan now spends her days chasing two pint-sized tornadoes disguised as little boys. By night, she is a writer and editor for SheLoves. A proper Canadian, Megan can often be found in the woods or at Tim Hortons. She writes at megangahan.com.

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  • 05/17/18--22:05: Redefining Terms
  • by Diana Trautwein

    When I was a little girl, faithfully attending Sunday school each week, we had a little saying that went like this: “Jesus, Others and You—that’s how you spell JOY.” I inhaled that sentiment like it was the sweetest of perfumes. YES! We should always be last on the list, giving ourselves away to Jesus and to other people. That’s […]

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    Diana Trautwein

    Married to her college sweetheart for over 40 years, Diana is always wondering about things. She answers to Mom from their three adult kids and spouses and to Nana from their 8 grandkids, ranging in age from 3 to 22. For 17 years, after a mid-life call to ministry, she answered to Pastor Diana in two churches where she served as Associate Pastor. Since retiring at the end of 2010, she spends her time working as a spiritual director and writes on her blog, Just Wondering. For as long as she can remember, Jesus has been central to her story and the church an extension of her family. Not that either church or family is exactly perfect . . . but then, that’s what makes life interesting, right?

    The post Redefining Terms appeared first on SheLoves Magazine.


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