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There are few memories near and dear to me as this one. It’s a memory I return to often and when it came flooding through my mind this morning, I felt compelled to share it.

First, I want to say that God and I have enjoyed a special relationship since I was born. He (the pronoun I choose to use) has always been a part of my life, always been there for me and outside of this experience, there was one other when He spoke this clearly.

And while I know God is a loaded term, my definition of God…

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No one would know

how many times we

made love on the new

camel-colored couches

we had worked so hard

to pay for.

They would never see

the mornings spent on

the kitchen floor,

dreaming into one another’s

eyes and bodies

taking the time in which

the biscuits and gravy

cooked, to spread

our love across the counters.

It would seem unreasonable

that our bed was our home

the singular place we

found hardest to escape

hiding under the sheets

snuggling away our day

whispering of the love

we had found.

The bathroom shared our

wanderlust for change

the reflection of us two

brushing our teeth, then my back

propped gently against the mirror

inhaling your body

craving the most it could receive.

Who had time for real life?

We never did.

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Want to change or supercharge your relationship overnight? Practice being present.

I’m one of those people who loves picking a word for each year. It gives me one directive that I can sink into throughout the year. It feels doable. Liberating. And I love seeing what my Intuition will bring me each year.

My word for 2020 was Present.

Fortunately, I was given this word before I knew what was coming otherwise I may not have followed through, haha.

Why Present? I’m a fast-moving person, forever working, dreaming up business strategies, solutions, or fantasizing, which is fun but often leads…

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In case you didn’t know, all the wisdom you could ever need is within you.

There’s no need to ask friends or family, to review everything with other people in your life, or depend on some type of teacher/professional to provide the insight you need to move forward.

That may sound crazy. May seem untrue. And if you don’t believe me, I wouldn’t be surprised.

From day one, we’ve been conditioned to believe that someone or something external has more wisdom and therefore we often spend the majority of our lives running into the arms of others when help is…

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Truth be told, as someone who created a marketing agency in 2012, I’ve seen my fair share of folks who built entire businesses around quoting themselves and have always found it odd.

It used to be considered arrogant but these days it’s normal and in many cases, considered the better decision to ensure accuracy.

Even so, it’s still weird for me to create quote cards and attach my name. Maybe it’s a female thing. Maybe it’s my old religious background. Maybe it’s my previous judgment. …

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He brought them to me

small presents wrapped

in leftover paper

or, brown bags he

put his lunch in, refused

to throw away.

He picked them up

along his day

rocks, pebbles, pieces of glass,

diverse shapes and colors

reminders of childhood stories we shared.

We were adventurers

searching the creeks, ponds, trails, land

surrounding our homes

for the most beautiful ones.

Wearing Rubies

Garnets, Mica, Quartz

we came home proud of

our finds, treasures and laid them out

side by side, row after row

to display for friends, family

in hopes they would understand our need,

identical lust for…

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know what PMS is or have heard about it.

But have you heard about PMDD? It’s PMS’s cousin who’s louder, rowdier, and infinitely more obnoxious. At her best, she’s still far worse PMS. At her worst, she’s so dangerous that she can push you to the brink of suicide — not joking.

The Mayo Clinic defines PMDD as a severe, sometimes disabling extension of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Although regular PMS and PMDD both have physical and emotional symptoms, PMDD causes extreme mood shifts that can disrupt your work and damage your relationships.

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If I shared only one tangible tip for a successful relationship, it would be: separate bathrooms.

Hear me out.

I’ve always been told that you share everything in a committed relationship. This could be a marriage, a live-in, a whatever. But my first reaction has always been HELL. NO.

I’m not down to share all my personal space.

I’m not down to share all my mental space.

And I’m definitely NOT down to share my bathroom space.

Nor do I think anyone should.

Call me crazy, but I believe in maintaining mystery in a relationship — as much as possible.

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Some say the world revolves around love,

Others say hate.

Because of all I have been full of

I would have to believe that it is love.

But if I drew you a picture of my heart,

You could see my scars from hate,

Black and blue, tender and tart,

Heavy in weight

Sadness in part.

(Written in a 2006 Poetry class in the style of Robert Frost’s Fire & Ice)

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Voting for politicians can be such a headache — if you’re doing it right. But my approach minimizes the time, confusion and gets right to the root of who they are.

First, I’m not a fan of politics or politicians. But as of today, they run the country and that’s why it’s important to pay attention to what they do and to vote accordingly — on a federal, state and local level.

How can we ever expect our country to improve if we don’t purposefully vote in folks who want to love and care for it?

In fifth grade, I…

Ahna Hendrix

Spiritual Guide. Marketer. Podcaster. When you invest in yourself, the world benefits. Check out my podcast, Soul Driven Podcast

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