Life Circles

Life in Circles: Mending broken hearts.

April 30, 2016
Life in Circles: Mending broken hearts.

Life In Circles by Stephanie Wagner. Sponsored by Pro-Master Carpet Cleaning, 231-757-9061, promastercarpetcleaning.com. “There are just so many places this story can go, I don’t even know where to start.”  So begins one of the most difficult stories I have written. My entire career has been spent advocating for young children in some way. From classrooms to boardrooms to my…

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Life in Circles: Growing a life through business.

April 23, 2016
Life in Circles: Growing a life through business.

Life Circles by Stephanie Wagner. Sponsored by Pro-Master Carpet Cleaning, 231-757-9061, promastercarpetcleaning.com. It is hard to be patient. We expect food to be ready in the time it takes to drive from the order box to the pick-up window. Texting, cell phones, instant messaging, and Snap Chat allow us to instantly communicate the most mundane details.  Media stories heralding the…

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Life Circles: A practice for healing.

April 16, 2016
Life Circles: A practice for healing.

Life Circles by Stephanie Wagner. Sponsored by Pro-Master Carpet Cleaning, 231-757-9061, promastercarpetcleaning.com. Whenever I find myself really struggling, I always pray for teachers. Sometimes, they are mirrors to reflect back the things I don’t really want to face but need to. Other times, they creep in to stand silently beside me. Then, there are the teachers who dance in the…

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Life Circles: Showing up.

April 9, 2016
Life Circles: Showing up.

Life Circles by Stephanie Wagner. Sponsored by Pro-Master Carpet Cleaning, 231-757-9061, promastercarpetcleaning.com. When I started this series, I wasn’t prepared for the tremendous amount of responsibility I would feel to the women I interviewed. When a sister opens up her soul and pours out her story, it is scary. We can’t predict how it will be received, we fear judgment.…

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Life in Circles: Balancing the scales

March 26, 2016
Life in Circles: Balancing the scales

Life Circles, by Stephanie Wagner. A breathless hug. A quick body scan. “Oh my gosh!  How are you?  You look great!” It’s a woman’s version of a friendly hello. At the grocery store, the soccer field, a professional meeting – we validate each other with kindness directed at our appearances. For Melissa Wagner, 42, it reinforces years of shame and…

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