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Discover Your Inner Strength

It’s sometimes difficult to really know yourself. Who we think we are and who we actually are can be quite different. But when we finally figure it out, the truth can be refreshing. I had this experience recently as I thought back through a very difficult time in my life. At one time, I considered myself weak. I thought I needed the help and reassurance of others to succeed in life. Whenever I would cry, struggle or fall apart, I was convinced it was proof of my inadequacy. My ultimate test was when I suffered my first miscarriage in 1999. I was devastated. In the months that followed, I cried a lot and experienced severe panic attacks, anxiety and depression. I was a complete mess. I was co