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Looking forward to speaking at TEDxBirmingham's all star event on 9/13! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxbirminghamsalon-september-2016-tickets-27037378527
TEDxBirminghamSalon is a more intimate, smaller, live TEDx Talks event on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. This special event is an "All Stars" event featuring several past TEDxBirmingham speakers returning to the stage to share a new idea with the goal to affect positive change in our community and the world. There will also be artistic performances by past TEDxBirmingham speakers, as well as select TED Talks shown. Attendees of TEDxBirminghamSalon ...
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I could only feel comfortably at ease on Facebook once I discerned what was and wasn’t OK for me. Not for anyone else, just for me. Of course, I had plenty of internal resistance. My inner “should dictator” made comments such as: “It’s not nice to unfollow people! It’s so mean and ungenerous of you! What would people think if they found out?” But finally I questioned that voice: “Isn’t it also unkind to overwhelm myself and deny what’s real for m...
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This is how it works, my friend: You feel weak, but you are strong. You feel hopeless, but you have hope. You feel alone, but you are held. This may be the worst storm you’ll ever weather, but there is a light within you that will outlast the wind and the snow and the cold. I would bet my life on it.
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This is a story about faith in the darkness - about recognizing the truth about my childhood church & a manipulative friendship - in honor of Addie Zierman's brilliant new memoir. #NightDrivingBook http://www.awishcomeclear.com/blog/2016/03/darkness/
Dear friend, You never know when truth is going to find you. Truth sets you free, and that’s the best news there is. But you need to do your part; you must open your eyes. You need to look around your small cell and see Truth next to you, ever patient, holding the keys. Truth …
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Ever wish you had permission to do what you actually want, rather than what you’re ‘supposed to’ want? Even if it’s something that seems totally out of character? If so, read on.

http://awishcomeclear.com/blog/2016/01/want/
Ever wish you had permission to do what you actually want, rather than what you’re ‘supposed to’ want? Even if it’s something that seems totally out of character? You’re a workhorse who wants a week off, or a couch potato who yearns to go backpacking. Or maybe you’re a shy, studious college student who longs …
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New post! "Fair warning: There’s a good reason that people choose rules over love. Compared to how tough real love can be, rules are easy. Rules are a low-stakes poker game; love is the World Series."
When my brother Willie was diagnosed with autism, he was three years old and I was five. Neither of us had been to church yet, so I didn’t have much of a God concept. But somehow, I’d already arrived at a very clear idea of heaven. I used to lie awake at night and think …
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"Oftentimes we don’t do things because we’re scared of being alone in them. We’re scared not so much of telling our truths, but of the loneliness we may face as a result.

But as Martha says later in the Life Class: if you’re always pretending to be someone you’re not, your worst fear has come true. You’re scared of being alone, but sweetie, you already are."

https://awishcomeclear.com/2016/08/your-truth/
Friends, this is the approximate text of a talk I gave at Living Spirit Church on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Photo Credit: geralt, Pixabay You’ve heard the platitudes … Honesty is the best policy. Tell the truth and shame the devil. An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. They make it sound …
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NEW post: If your energy is dragging and you need a boost, set some boundaries on your time and attention.

Recently I tried an experiment on Facebook: I decided to stay friends with almost everybody while following almost nobody. Read on to see what happened next.

https://awishcomeclear.com/2016/06/boundaries/
Recently I decided to try an experiment on Facebook: I decided to stay friends with almost everybody while following almost nobody.
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What would you say to someone who is going through the hardest time of her life? New post ... http://www.awishcomeclear.com/blog/2016/04/blizzard/
Dear Caroline*, One minute I had a good life. I was happy, and my family was happy too. The next minute, we received some terrible and unexpected news. Without going into detail, I can say that it has been devastating … a slow-motion train wreck with no end in sight. Surviving the present takes everything …
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New post!
Your inner Cruise Director is the part of your ego that wants to manage everybody's good time, the codependent who tries so hard to "make people happy" as if that was ever in your power.
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New guest post at Positively Positive today!
They make it sound simple, don’t they? As if telling the truth was so straightforward. But for those of us who are accustomed to covering up, getting real is … complicated. When you start speaking up after years of silence, you’ll discover the land mines in your psyche. You probably won’t even know they’re there until you step on one. The anger and sadness that you stuffed down years ago will rise to the surface. And if you’re anything like me, y...
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Psyched to be guest-posting on Positively Positive today!
If you’re anything like me, sometimes you don’t need a big, amazing essay. Sometimes you just need to know that another person understands your particular brand of crazy.
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Like Dory from Finding Nemo: a kind heart, enthusiasm, & a tendency to forget what I know about the way home. Writing helps me to remember.
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Caroline is the creator of A Wish Come Clear, a blog devoted to helping readers choose love, lose fear, and find home. Visit and receive free copies of her three digital books, designed to bring you back to what matters most.

Caroline blogs at The Huffington Post, and was a featured speaker at TEDxBirminghamSalon in September 2014. An honors graduate of Vassar College, she lives and works in Alabama with her husband.

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  • Vassar College
    English Literature, 2003 - 2007