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5 Healthy Tips for Dealing with the Aftermath of Life’s Storms


All major storms have some kind of aftermath. Sometimes, it’s flooding or piles of rubble. Other times, it’s just a few broken branches in the street & water flowing through the gutters. But, I can’t think of a time I’ve ever seen a storm come & go without there being evidence of its severity once it’s gone. Can you? Dealing with the aftermath of life’s...

The Startling Yet Simple Truth: What am I Doing with my Life?!


Have you ever stopped yourself in your tracks one day & wondered, What am I doing with my life?! I have. A lot. This is the kind of thing that crosses my mind all too frequently. And it’s this question that, ultimately, gave Confidence & Chaos its start. This blog’s history & mission — its whole purpose, even to this day — revolves around that very question...

After My Grandma Died


Lately, I have been feeling… Conflicted — & STUCK. I don’t know how else to describe it. Since my grandma died last month, I’ve felt like I’ve been hit by a truck. I knew it was coming, but it was still a shock when it finally arrived. I cried so many tears leading up to her death I was shocked I had so many left afterward. But I did. There were so many, I could hardly...

How Do You Be Empathetic Toward Those Who Lack Empathy?


I am, generally, a believe-in-the-best-of-people kind of person, if you get what I mean. I am almost naive that way at times & I know it. But, I have learned I am one of those people who can usually put myself in someone else’s shoes. Imagine how they might feel in a particular instance… See their motivation behind their actions, good or bad. I have a good dose of empathy —...

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