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105 Motivational Quotes By Yolanda Foster For The Fighter In You

Famous As: Dutch-born Reality Star Best Known as a Cast Member of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly
Born On: January 11, 1964
Born In: Papendrecht, Netherlands
Age: 58 Years

Yolanda Foster is an illustrious Dutch-American former model and television personality. She is best-known for her performance in ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ She modelled for fifteen years before settling down with Mohamed Hadid with whom she had three children. They parted ways after six years of marriage. In 2017, she published her memoir titled ‘Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease.’ Have a look at some quotes by Yolanda Foster on love, life, friendship, family, children, blessing, forgiveness, God, faith, challenges, awareness, health, heritage, power, soul, perfection, work, patience, will, etc.

If you have something to say about somebody, look the person in the eye and say it.

If you have something to say about somebody, look the person in the eye and say it.

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If I was dead broke and had to feed my three children. I'd do anything.

If I was dead broke and had to feed my three children. I'd do anything.

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I like to have fun, but I don't play games.

I like to have fun, but I don't play games.

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Don't tell me you're my friend. Act like one.

Don't tell me you're my friend. Act like one.

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'F - k you' is not really the best way to articulate how you feel.

'F - k you' is not really the best way to articulate how you feel.

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You don't really know what your children are made of until the mommy engine of the family shuts down, and they are forced to step up and become the care-takers.

You don't really know what your children are made of until the mommy engine of the family shuts down, and they are forced to step up and become the care-takers.

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While the majority of my career has relied on my aesthetics and how I look, I worked hard at keeping a spiritual connection with what was most important, what is inside me.

While the majority of my career has relied on my aesthetics and how I look, I worked hard at keeping a spiritual connection with what was most important, what is inside me.

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When the chips are down, life forces you to take inventory and reevaluate the people in your life.

When the chips are down, life forces you to take inventory and reevaluate the people in your life.

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When struggling to get out of bed in the morning due to pain and exhaustion, the last thing on the priority list is going to get a blow dry.

When struggling to get out of bed in the morning due to pain and exhaustion, the last thing on the priority list is going to get a blow dry.

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When done with heart, commitment, and integrity, every job is equally important.

When done with heart, commitment, and integrity, every job is equally important.

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We who suffer from chronic Lyme can only ask for our loved ones to try to understand and be compassionate about this invisible disease.

We who suffer from chronic Lyme can only ask for our loved ones to try to understand and be compassionate about this invisible disease.

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We are all blessed to be on the Bravo train because it's a fantastic platform for meeting new people, getting our messages out there, and connecting with fans around the world.

We are all blessed to be on the Bravo train because it's a fantastic platform for meeting new people, getting our messages out there, and connecting with fans around the world.

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Unfortunately but absolutely fair to all, the one thing money can't buy is health - and happiness.

Unfortunately but absolutely fair to all, the one thing money can't buy is health - and happiness.

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Trash talk is poisonous and a bad habit!

Trash talk is poisonous and a bad habit!

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Trash talk is dangerous, especially when it comes from hearsay.

Trash talk is dangerous, especially when it comes from hearsay.

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There is very little magic in the world of the chronically ill.

There is very little magic in the world of the chronically ill.

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There is nothing harder for me than to sit at the sideline, not being able to be productive.

There is nothing harder for me than to sit at the sideline, not being able to be productive.

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There are many different shapes of friendships to be had.

There are many different shapes of friendships to be had.

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The tabloids so easily throw people under the bus for a one-day sensation on the newsstand but sadly don't care about the long-term damage it does to those involved.

The tabloids so easily throw people under the bus for a one-day sensation on the newsstand but sadly don't care about the long-term damage it does to those involved.

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The Lyme disease had so severely affected my brain functioning that it was extremely hard for me to think, form sentences, and stay focused.

The Lyme disease had so severely affected my brain functioning that it was extremely hard for me to think, form sentences, and stay focused.

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The life of any chronically ill person becomes extremely isolating.

The life of any chronically ill person becomes extremely isolating.

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The Lakers and the Clippers teams play against each other; friends shouldn't.

The Lakers and the Clippers teams play against each other; friends shouldn't.

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The core of people don't change... what you see is what you get.

The core of people don't change... what you see is what you get.

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The ALS ice bucket challenge was really the most brilliant publicity stunt of 2014, and it has brought worldwide awareness for a barely-known disease.

The ALS ice bucket challenge was really the most brilliant publicity stunt of 2014, and it has brought worldwide awareness for a barely-known disease.

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Some people come into our life as a blessing, while others come into our life as a lesson, so love them for who they are instead of judging them for who they are not.

Some people come into our life as a blessing, while others come into our life as a lesson, so love them for who they are instead of judging them for who they are not.

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Since losing my health, I also feel strongly about making each new day worthwhile.

Since losing my health, I also feel strongly about making each new day worthwhile.

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Religion is a very sensitive subject and reason for wars all over the world.

Religion is a very sensitive subject and reason for wars all over the world.

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People probably perceive me as a bit boring because I am a little slow in the humor department, but it's just hard for me to get jokes when they're told in English. I am always the last one to get it.

People probably perceive me as a bit boring because I am a little slow in the humor department, but it's just hard for me to get jokes when they're told in English. I am always the last one to get it.

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Nothing better than a good laugh and giggling over a whole bunch of nothing.

Nothing better than a good laugh and giggling over a whole bunch of nothing.

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Nobody likes to be judged, including me, but I am the first to say that I am far from perfect.

Nobody likes to be judged, including me, but I am the first to say that I am far from perfect.

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No matter how old we are, there is nothing better then getting the approval from our parents and the sense that they are proud of our accomplishments in life.

No matter how old we are, there is nothing better then getting the approval from our parents and the sense that they are proud of our accomplishments in life.

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My life is raw, authentic, and focused on giving back to the journey God has given me; I want to leave this earth a better place with answers and education on Lyme and invisible chronic disease.

My life is raw, authentic, and focused on giving back to the journey God has given me; I want to leave this earth a better place with answers and education on Lyme and invisible chronic disease.

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My favorite holiday memory is making gingerbread houses. It's something I've done with my children since they were born.

My favorite holiday memory is making gingerbread houses. It's something I've done with my children since they were born.

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Lyme has brought me to my knees; this disease is a silent killer and does not have a face.

Lyme has brought me to my knees; this disease is a silent killer and does not have a face.

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Lyme disease has become a fast epidemic worldwide. I am determined to help find a cure and figure out a way to share knowledge with the millions of people struggling with this debilitating disease.

Lyme disease has become a fast epidemic worldwide. I am determined to help find a cure and figure out a way to share knowledge with the millions of people struggling with this debilitating disease.

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Looking good and feeling like death is a difficult combination for people to understand.

Looking good and feeling like death is a difficult combination for people to understand.

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Life doesn't always go according to plan, and we don't always act in a way that represents who we are. What matters is that these moments become teaching moments.

Life doesn't always go according to plan, and we don't always act in a way that represents who we are. What matters is that these moments become teaching moments.

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It's interesting as a mom to reflect on your own parenting skills. The core of our beliefs may stay the same, but our perspective changes over the years and evolves with each child that comes through us.

It's interesting as a mom to reflect on your own parenting skills. The core of our beliefs may stay the same, but our perspective changes over the years and evolves with each child that comes through us.

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It's hard for me to be involved in superficial friendships with other women.

It's hard for me to be involved in superficial friendships with other women.

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It took me a while to learn the true meaning of patience and surrender, but I have finally accepted that healing doesn't happen on our schedule. It doesn't have a clock or a calendar.

It took me a while to learn the true meaning of patience and surrender, but I have finally accepted that healing doesn't happen on our schedule. It doesn't have a clock or a calendar.

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In my culture, whispering in the company of others is considered rude.

In my culture, whispering in the company of others is considered rude.

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I'm not very diplomatic and wear my heart on my sleeve.

I'm not very diplomatic and wear my heart on my sleeve.

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I'm convinced that probably everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. It's just one more reason to always try to be kind.

I'm convinced that probably everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. It's just one more reason to always try to be kind.

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I will not allow anyone to shut me up or shame me into silence, and I'm not going to rot away behind closed doors.

I will not allow anyone to shut me up or shame me into silence, and I'm not going to rot away behind closed doors.

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I will continue to pave the way and share my health journey with the world until I find a cure and proper diagnostic testing for this silent killer called Lyme disease.

I will continue to pave the way and share my health journey with the world until I find a cure and proper diagnostic testing for this silent killer called Lyme disease.

Yolanda Foster
I wasn't born with a silver spoon in Beverly Hills, but I was born with a great deal of self-worth.

I wasn't born with a silver spoon in Beverly Hills, but I was born with a great deal of self-worth.

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I was raised to take pride in homemaking, and it's something that I always love to do. I know I share that pride with millions of other women all over the world. It's a good feeling, and it makes me happy.

I was raised to take pride in homemaking, and it's something that I always love to do. I know I share that pride with millions of other women all over the world. It's a good feeling, and it makes me happy.

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I was raised in Holland, where race and homosexuality are not a subject matter but rather a part of life.

I was raised in Holland, where race and homosexuality are not a subject matter but rather a part of life.

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I used to think I had and needed so many friends to feel loved. I know now that if you have one or two, you are good. More than that, you are great.

I used to think I had and needed so many friends to feel loved. I know now that if you have one or two, you are good. More than that, you are great.

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I took the same pride in my dishwashing job as a child as I take in running my company today.

I took the same pride in my dishwashing job as a child as I take in running my company today.

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I think I'm a disciplined mom versus a strict mom. But also, that job - the disciplining was from birth until about 12, and at 12, I set my kids free, and they learned to become independent human beings.

I think I'm a disciplined mom versus a strict mom. But also, that job - the disciplining was from birth until about 12, and at 12, I set my kids free, and they learned to become independent human beings.

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I never liked big parties, especially going alone. I much prefer smaller gatherings that are more intimate.

I never liked big parties, especially going alone. I much prefer smaller gatherings that are more intimate.

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I never had the college experience, so I have raised my girls to be more work-oriented and motivated to be financially independent.

I never had the college experience, so I have raised my girls to be more work-oriented and motivated to be financially independent.

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I love to give crystals.

I love to give crystals.

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I love the American openness and use of language; I just don't know how to be that way.

I love the American openness and use of language; I just don't know how to be that way.

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I love each of my kids in unique ways and try to meet their different needs so they can thrive and be their personal best.

I love each of my kids in unique ways and try to meet their different needs so they can thrive and be their personal best.

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I have worked since I was 12 years old and started providing for my family in Holland by the age of 17 - and I still do today.

I have worked since I was 12 years old and started providing for my family in Holland by the age of 17 - and I still do today.

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I have tried the fancy, superficial life in my past, but I quickly learned that diamonds are not my best friend.

I have tried the fancy, superficial life in my past, but I quickly learned that diamonds are not my best friend.

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I have learned that friendship isn't about who you've known the longest, it's about who came and never left your side.

I have learned that friendship isn't about who you've known the longest, it's about who came and never left your side.

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I have faith that God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling.

I have faith that God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling.

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I have been driven by romance my whole life because I crave the intimacy that comes with that.

I have been driven by romance my whole life because I crave the intimacy that comes with that.

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I have always said, '40 is the new 20,' and I truly believe that, but it for sure takes a lot of hard work, education, and discipline to keep it all together as we make our way to 50 and beyond.

I have always said, '40 is the new 20,' and I truly believe that, but it for sure takes a lot of hard work, education, and discipline to keep it all together as we make our way to 50 and beyond.

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I grew up cleaning stalls and milking cows.

I grew up cleaning stalls and milking cows.

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I feel that when you take the responsibility to host something, it is your job to make sure that all your guests are taken care of equally.

I feel that when you take the responsibility to host something, it is your job to make sure that all your guests are taken care of equally.

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I do have my insecurities, but I feel good in my skin, and my heart is full of love.

I do have my insecurities, but I feel good in my skin, and my heart is full of love.

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I can sleep fine at night knowing that even though my honesty might not translate very diplomatically, the words I speak have good intent, and I live my life with great integrity.

I can sleep fine at night knowing that even though my honesty might not translate very diplomatically, the words I speak have good intent, and I live my life with great integrity.

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I believe the only thing constant in life is change. That's just the way it is, no?

I believe the only thing constant in life is change. That's just the way it is, no?

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I believe the core of most of us women is very simple. We want to feel appreciated, acknowledged, and something as simple as flowers with a little note or some love letters goes a long way.

I believe the core of most of us women is very simple. We want to feel appreciated, acknowledged, and something as simple as flowers with a little note or some love letters goes a long way.

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I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they're sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.

I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they're sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.

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I believe acknowledging our own mistakes is half the problem solved.

I believe acknowledging our own mistakes is half the problem solved.

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I am so grateful for my children who remind me every day what matters in life, and I feel fortunate to be their mommy and share their special love.

I am so grateful for my children who remind me every day what matters in life, and I feel fortunate to be their mommy and share their special love.

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I am righteous and not afraid to speak my truth. My delivery might not always be as diplomatic as I would like it to be, but my words are truthful - spoken from the heart and to the point.

I am righteous and not afraid to speak my truth. My delivery might not always be as diplomatic as I would like it to be, but my words are truthful - spoken from the heart and to the point.

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I am proud to be an American and finally call this my home!

I am proud to be an American and finally call this my home!

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I am open and respect everyone's religious and spiritual choices because at the end of the day, in my opinion, I hope that we are all praying to the same God.

I am open and respect everyone's religious and spiritual choices because at the end of the day, in my opinion, I hope that we are all praying to the same God.

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I am extremely proud of my heritage, and I would never use being Dutch as an excuse but rather an explanation of our cultural differences.

I am extremely proud of my heritage, and I would never use being Dutch as an excuse but rather an explanation of our cultural differences.

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I am certainly not drama-free in my life, and I used to be a lot more feisty, but I have arrived at a place where I really try to not sweat the small stuff anymore.

I am certainly not drama-free in my life, and I used to be a lot more feisty, but I have arrived at a place where I really try to not sweat the small stuff anymore.

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I always like to remind myself that the most honorable people of all are not those who never make mistakes, but those who admit to them when they do and then move on and do their best to right the wrongs they have made.

I always like to remind myself that the most honorable people of all are not those who never make mistakes, but those who admit to them when they do and then move on and do their best to right the wrongs they have made.

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Having lost my own father at such a young age, I have a soft spot for dads in general, but especially for Guy Glanville. He is a really good man inside who loves his family but may not always be capable of showing that.

Having lost my own father at such a young age, I have a soft spot for dads in general, but especially for Guy Glanville. He is a really good man inside who loves his family but may not always be capable of showing that.

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Having been raised very disciplined, I had to iron for my mom every Friday afternoon after school.

Having been raised very disciplined, I had to iron for my mom every Friday afternoon after school.

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Getting chronic Lyme disease is probably the fastest way to figure out what and who is real in your life.

Getting chronic Lyme disease is probably the fastest way to figure out what and who is real in your life.

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Forgiveness for one's self is the only way we can keep going through life and give ourselves the best chance at being the best people we can be.

Forgiveness for one's self is the only way we can keep going through life and give ourselves the best chance at being the best people we can be.

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Finding that financial independence away from a broken relationship is probably one of the most powerful places a woman can get to.

Finding that financial independence away from a broken relationship is probably one of the most powerful places a woman can get to.

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Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you.

Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you.

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Every essential oil has a healing purpose, so I think it's a great gift because it's something that elevates your mood and your health.

Every essential oil has a healing purpose, so I think it's a great gift because it's something that elevates your mood and your health.

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Even though I struggle with severe diminished brain function, I take 100 percent responsibility for every word that comes out of my mouth and gladly admit to my mistakes.

Even though I struggle with severe diminished brain function, I take 100 percent responsibility for every word that comes out of my mouth and gladly admit to my mistakes.

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Establishing a friendship after divorce takes great effort and a lot of swallowing of your pride and ego.

Establishing a friendship after divorce takes great effort and a lot of swallowing of your pride and ego.

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Being raised by a Catholic father, a Protestant mother, and marrying the Muslim father of my three children, I encourage people to respect and at least try to understand different religions.

Being raised by a Catholic father, a Protestant mother, and marrying the Muslim father of my three children, I encourage people to respect and at least try to understand different religions.

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Being acknowledged and appreciated by your child and stepchild is the greatest gift for all the hard work we put in as parents.

Being acknowledged and appreciated by your child and stepchild is the greatest gift for all the hard work we put in as parents.

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Becoming chronically ill has definitely given me a greater understanding of human nature, and I've learned to accept people's lack of long-term compassion for others while they live their busy lives.

Becoming chronically ill has definitely given me a greater understanding of human nature, and I've learned to accept people's lack of long-term compassion for others while they live their busy lives.

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At some point, you just learn to surrender to your path.

At some point, you just learn to surrender to your path.

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At 12 years old, I raised a premature baby cow on our farm because her mom had died. I bottle-fed it every day, let it suck on my chin, and babied it until it was stable.

At 12 years old, I raised a premature baby cow on our farm because her mom had died. I bottle-fed it every day, let it suck on my chin, and babied it until it was stable.

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As a woman who experienced infidelity firsthand, I will always advise my girlfriends to only trust their husbands 95 percent and leave 5 percent for human error.

As a woman who experienced infidelity firsthand, I will always advise my girlfriends to only trust their husbands 95 percent and leave 5 percent for human error.

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As a nurturer, I have always lived my life running for others, trying to make everyone happy, even if I often overlooked my own needs. I do it because it makes me happy and fulfilled.

As a nurturer, I have always lived my life running for others, trying to make everyone happy, even if I often overlooked my own needs. I do it because it makes me happy and fulfilled.

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Anyone that was raised with a Germanic language will agree that our tone is strong, especially once translated into English.

Anyone that was raised with a Germanic language will agree that our tone is strong, especially once translated into English.

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Although I am not Jewish, I have been to many Friday night Shabbats at my friends houses, and I absolutely love it. It's a great and inspiring tradition to keep the family close.

Although I am not Jewish, I have been to many Friday night Shabbats at my friends houses, and I absolutely love it. It's a great and inspiring tradition to keep the family close.

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All of my gifts really come from a place of healing. I have homemade essential oils with a diffuser, which I've given to all my kids.

All of my gifts really come from a place of healing. I have homemade essential oils with a diffuser, which I've given to all my kids.

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A lot of great medicines and ancient therapies are blocked by the FDA, so that's why I choose to travel and recognize the value of diverse points of view in medicine.

A lot of great medicines and ancient therapies are blocked by the FDA, so that's why I choose to travel and recognize the value of diverse points of view in medicine.

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'Through sickness and through health' sounds so simple on your wedding day, but in reality, they become significant words that are a huge responsibility and show true character to navigate.

'Through sickness and through health' sounds so simple on your wedding day, but in reality, they become significant words that are a huge responsibility and show true character to navigate.

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I choose to live in the present because when you suffer from chronic illness, you don't have a choice. It's day by day, one foot in front of the other. When there is a good day, you soak up that moment. Those 'good selfie' moments are captured because they're a gift.

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I have always been fascinated with romance and the fact that it is so effortless when we first fall in love but how it then becomes a conscious effort to stay creative and connected. Thats why I always say, 'Get wise: keep your romance alive.'

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I have never in my life let a man disrespect me, verbally or physically, and that will never change. I feel very strongly about this because it's something my mother instilled in me and that I have instilled in my daughters.

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I understand now that my soul is my power, not perfection or my ego. I continue to teach this to my children, despite their glamorous careers. If we can maintain our core values, the exteriors take second place and become a gift, a source of gratitude.

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