LOL. So true. I have said it to myself and …

Comment on How to Stay Connected While Writing Your Trauma by Shawna Ayoub Ainslie.

LOL. So true. I have said it to myself and yelled, ahem, said to my kids.

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I love the phrase “lateral alternative.” Your mantra is perfect. I think I will incorporate that into parenting.


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Thank you, Angie! I love that: Do what love requires. Another beautiful mantra is from Glennon Doyle (Momastery): Do the next right thing. I ask myself what the next right thing is quite often.


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