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Carey Conley’s Blog

Letting Go of the Baggage

I have a confession to make: I am a chronic over-packer. Yes, I have been known to pack almost my entire closet for trips ­– especially the long trips where I’m gone for several days or even weeks. When I spent almost a month in Oklahoma when my daughter gave birth to...

Why Young People Need A Vision, Too

Take a minute and think about this, is there a young person in your life who truly inspires you every day? For me, it’s my daughter Laurel’s best friend since childhood, Brianna.  Back in second grade, they became fast pals and over the years, Brianna has become not...

When To Adjust Your Goals

With the end of the year fast approaching, you may be feeling that any goals you set at the beginning of 2020 and didn’t accomplish should just be put off until next year. But that is not what you should be doing.  Do not give up on the goals that you set. Sure, you...

How to Know You Matter

You may have a young adult in your life – somewhere between the ages of 18 and early 30's – who needs to hear what I’m about to say. Here is what they need to know: I know that right now you are under a lot of pressure.  Even before COVID-19 and everything that's...

Get a Heavenly Perspective

If you look closely and you’re open to it, you will find heaven right here. Butterflies are well-known signs of angels being around us. So it’s no surprise that my daughter Laurel starting seeing monarch butterflies all the time when my husband Ross passed.  For me,...

Owning Your Story

When your world turns upside down and you’re facing unprecedented changes, owning your story can be a challenge. Before we lost my husband to suicide, we were living the life of an ideal American family. We had not experienced tragedy. We were living in a really great...

Giving Grace and Mercy

No matter what hardship you’re dealing with – from the loss of something to the loss of someone – it is crucial that you give yourself grace and mercy.  When I lost my husband to suicide in 2014, the world as I knew it disappeared. At that time, I had built a...

What Does Grief Look Like?

There are literally no words that can fully express what grief is, especially when it’s due to the loss of a loved one.  We all deal with grief in a different way and process through things in a different way. It's just impossible to define to somebody how you feel....