Author: Elizabeth Overstreet

You Are Perfect The Way You Are

You Are Perfect The Way You Are
What makes you unique is that each of you has something that is especially and specifically unique to you. Value that. Maybe you are a good dancer, a good drawer, or especially funny. Maybe you were born with a physical challenge or imperfection that actually made you more attune in another way.   This is what makes you - YOU! The world would be so boring if we were all the same and sometimes I think you need to be reminded that being you is a gift. God doesn't make mistakes.   Never let anyone make you feel as though you are not enough or unworthy because you freakin' fine just as you...
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The 3 Most Common Relationship Mistakes

The 3 Most Common Relationship Mistakes
I was recently watching a TV show with a couple experiencing the infancy stage of their relationship. You may know how that feels because you have probably been there. This is the time period in which everything is going well, you are in tune with your partner, and you both are affectionate and loving. The beginning of a relationship is generally the best part of any relationship. You cannot wait to see the other person. You are both being communicative and willing to settle disagreements quickly. But, in the back of your mind, you may be thinking to yourself this is just too good to be tru...
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8 Ways Singles Can Beat the Holiday Blues

8 Ways Singles Can Beat the Holiday Blues
                                                                            Photo Credit lesserevillife.com Art Sims of WVON 1690 and I recently talked about some ways singles can prevent the holiday blues. Here's what we discussed during the talk radio show. It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s bring lots of holiday excitement. There is much emphasis on seeing family, friends, and loved ones. But when you are single, the holiday season can feel lonely. Most people have high expectations around the holiday season. There is much involvement with...
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Life’s Got You Down – Here Is How You Can Reset!

Life’s Got You Down – Here Is How You Can Reset!
  Life is a crazy thing and very inconsistent. It can be lovely, devastating, and uncharacteristic for the most part. You start off your life with good intentions. You don't see divorce, death, illness and setbacks as part of your lives. We are eternally optimistic. In fact, we feel we will overcome much of the strife that we actually will in fact face. But, the reality is that we are likely to experience one or more of these events as we go though our lives. (more…)
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Divorce Selfies: The New Way to Breaking Up  

Divorce Selfies: The New Way to Breaking Up   
             Photo Credit: Zliving  Divorce selfies are trending on Twitter and Instagram under the hashtag #divorceselfies. This is an interesting phenomenon involving people who wish to publicize their divorce. They typically post a happy picture of themselves as a couple following the finalization of the divorce. Many acknowledge how glad they are to have had the relationship, but speak of accepting that the relationship did not work out. This is a sign of couples opting to bow out gracefully during the process of divorce.  This is a new trend in divorce. Gone is the acrimony, the fig...
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What Can We Learn from Brad and Angelina?

What Can We Learn from Brad and Angelina?
A recent interview with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie indicated several impressive aspects of their relationship. I wasn't surprised. But many people might be. After all, the general public has a range of reactions to the two superstar celebrities. If you polled people about Brad and Angelina’s marriage and how they feel about the couple, responses would be polarized. Some find their relationship romantic and inspirational. But many people cling to opinions from the past. They think Brad was stolen away from Jennifer Aniston, to whom he was married when he fell for Angelina. They may claim A...
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Failure – An Essential Ingredient For Coaching Success

Failure – An Essential Ingredient For Coaching Success
I am not sure why, but failure gets a bad reputation. If you study the lives of individuals who are highly successful, failure is almost always the stepping-stone to their success. In fact, without that failure, these highly successful people might not have been able to understand, achieve, or maintain their success. Failure is not celebrated in our society. We focus on the one who succeeds and wins, not the one who fails, even if he or she eventually wins. But, inevitably, failure is a key factor in everyone’s success.   Statistics bear this out. It took Thomas Edison o...
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HOW TO RAISE A SUCCESSFUL CHILD AS A SINGLE PARENT

HOW TO RAISE A SUCCESSFUL CHILD AS A SINGLE PARENT
As we get into the political season yet again, the pundits take aim at single parents, blaming us for increased crime, drug abuse, incarceration, poor parenting, poverty, and pretty much everything else under the sun. As a single parent who raised a good, successful child, I get incensed just listening to the rhetoric. I am tired of the blame shifted to single moms for all of these ills. After all, it takes two to consummate a relationship and have a child. If there are single moms, there are single dads too. So why isn’t the turmoil seen as a joint responsibility instead of all the blam...
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Bill Cosby: Why is the African-American Community Protecting Him?

Bill Cosby: Why is the African-American Community Protecting Him?
Bill Cosby and other fragmented African-American men are a sore topic these days. Black males in America have been demoralized throughout our history and, as a result, the black community has become protective of their image, character representation, and how we discuss them in public. Race discussions can be highly charged. We are hypersensitive because of the backlash associated with racism. Nobody wants to be perceived as a racist. There is also a troubling social double standard so whenever a minority male does something wrong, the reflection on the African-American community as a whole...
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Why Is Camille Still Married to Bill Cosby?

Why Is Camille Still Married to Bill Cosby?
     Bill and Camille Cosby      KEVIN WOLF/AP IMAGES   Given the allegations against Bill Cosby, if you were Camille Cosby, why would you stay married to Bill? Please share your comments. *** You are capable of receiving love. There is a relationship that will work for you. Sometimes all you need is a nudge in the right direction. If you are struggling with your current relationship, newly divorced and looking to get back in the dating scene, or single and trying to find the right person for you, maybe I can help. Reach out to me at therelationshipinvestigator@gmail.com...
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