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Kelley Whitis
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In 2012, Kelley, along with her two sisters, co-founded Linda's Voice, an education and awareness non-profit ending domestic abuse.

She is a freelance writer and spends her free time baking vegan pastries and dog biscuits. Kelley is currently writing her first novel.

Entries by Kelley Whitis

Finding Peace Amongst the Broken Pieces

(1) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 1:18 PM

I was 16 when my mother tragically and unexpectedly died. Since that time I have read countless books, thoroughly researched the grieving process and spoken with numerous therapists, pastors, life coaches, authors, academics and other experts in the field of death and grieving. I had become an expert in the...

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The One Piece of Dating Advice Guaranteed to Work

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 12:23 PM

Someone asked me this week, "What is the one piece of dating advice you can give that is guaranteed to work?" It didn't take me long at all to answer this. It did, however, take me a long time to figure it out.

We are inundated with dating and...

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Buy a Present or Be Present?

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 11:54 AM

I hear so many people during the holidays asking, "What should I get him? I don't know what to buy her. What's a good gift to get my boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse?"

It's easy to become persuaded by the glossy ads and slick commercials that tell us we should buy this brand of...

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The Seasons of Relationships

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 2:59 PM

"He's acting different."
"He's not the man I married."
"He's just not the same as he used to be."
"He's changed."

Guess what? He HAS changed. And so have YOU. Life has taught me that there is one thing for certain: everything changes. Everything. That means...

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Masks Are For Halloween Only

(1) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 1:23 PM

Halloween is a time where we play dress-up, wear elaborate make-up, role-play and put on masks. But in the world of dating, so many of us do that the other 364 days of the year.

We play the role of girl-next-door, vixen, friend, supporter, homie, fixer and hard-to-get. We...

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Clearing the Clutter

(69) Comments | Posted October 19, 2013 | 8:40 AM

I recently moved and this was no ordinary move. My two sisters and I have lived together for the past 12 years. Our mother was killed in 1988, and we had lived together off and on as teenagers and early on in our 20s. In 2001 we all ended up...

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A Little Change

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 5:57 PM

Last week I stopped at a red light. I was the first car at the light with a long line behind me. To my left stood a young woman. She had a look of desperation on her face, tattered clothes, and a sign that read, "Just need a little help....

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Love on the Run

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 3:38 PM

I run about three to five times a week on a 2.2 mile course around the golf course close to my house. I've been doing it consistently for almost five months now. I typically run in the mornings, but yesterday was different.

I put on my workout clothes promptly at...

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Horsing Around

(6) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 8:19 PM

I've just completed a natural horsemanship class and the first thing the instructor told us is that there are three things to know when working with horses:

1 - It's not a question of if you'll get hurt, it's when and how bad.
2 - Your horse will...

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Dating Doggy Style

(1) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 12:20 PM

I've always found the whole dating scenario to be a bit pretentious. We all put on our mask and present our best image on the proverbial first date. After a few more dates, calls, texts and maybe some intimacy, the person behind the mask emerges, and in the blink of...

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Tragedy to Triumph

(5) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 4:11 PM

Facing my mother's killer (my former step-father) was something I had thought about since she was murdered 23 years ago. She wanted a divorce. If he couldn't have her, no one could. He shot her six times at point blank range in the head and face.

In my 20's I...

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