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Take 75: An Ode To Philadelphia!

When I realized that my next Take would be my 75th one, I was beyond excited. I wanted to do something special, especially since my last few Takes have been pretty heavy and dark. I thought, why not do a Take on the city I call home? And here we are. Join me as I take you guys on a journey...

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Spring, The CHARismatic Way!

The first seasonal Take I wrote about was summer and it wasn't even meant to be apart of a series. It just kind of turned into one. And now, that series has come full circle. Sadly, Spring is the last installment. I hope you've enjoyed them as I've enjoyed writing them. So come join me for one...

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Dear Daddy, I Have Issues

My biological father was not apart of my life. He had a wife when I conceived. His wife was not my mother. My mother knew nothing about his wife. I became the secret child, and my mother wouldn't stand for it. My daddy came into my life when I was 2 years old and he's been the only father that I...

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I'm Not A Sociopath, I'm A Psycho!

Now that I have your attention, I'd like to explain the difference between what a psychopath is and what a sociopath is. I've been seeing the two referenced a bit on here lately and it's almost always used in the wrong context. So join me, this will only take a few minutes. The main difference...

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The Tale Of A Broken Heart

I never wanted to be the girl with the broken heart I never wanted to be the girl with so much bitterness that even a lemon seemed sweet I never wanted to be the girl with a smile that didn't reach her eyes I never wanted to be the girl that stopped believing in love I NEVER wanted to be...

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De-stressing The CHARismatic Way

Life can be extremely stressful at times. We've all gone through a period (or several) where we just want to wave a white flag in defeat. There aren't a lot of things worse than feeling defeated either. It can feel like you're spiraling out of control. The good news is that there are many...

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Actions Don't Always Speak Louder Than Words

We've all heard the saying "actions speak louder than words" at least once in our lives. It's probably one of the most popular quotes of all time. I personally have never fully believed that. With this Take I'll try to explain why. Well first let me say that I believe that your behavior should...

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Relapse: Char's Story

Disclaimer: This Take has parts in it about self harm and can be triggering. Read with caution. I used to tell myself that I wasn't a cutter because I only did it a handful of times. I didn't consider it a problem because it wasn't something that happened on a regular basis. I was actually...

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Call Me, Maybe? No Wait, Just Text!

So unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade, you're aware that texting has gained a tremendous amount of popularity. I asked a question about dew months ago about whether people were "talkers" or "texters". The poll results are as follows: According to the poll, 58% of people...

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Cheer Up Buttercup, Valentine's Day Isn't Just For Couples! 💕

If you're like me, then you'll more than likely be spending Valentine's Day alone. Guess what? That doesn't have to be a bad thing! I'm writing this Take for all you single guys and gals that may feel a little down this V-day. Read on! Self Love What's the main concept behind Valentine's Day?...

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Enough Already!

Ok so this is something that I've been wanting to get off my chest for awhile. Enough of the complaining about people being PC already! You consider yourself to be " real " and " blunt " and you " tell it like it is ". Good for you. Continue to be "real" and "blunt" and keep "telling it like it...

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A Letter From My Heart

Dear U, What do you do when you're faced with a lose-lose situation? You pick the option that hurts the least. I thought I did. I thought for sure that I did. But as I sit here with you on my mind, I know that I was wrong. But I want you to know that I tried. I tried like hell to avoid this. But...

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A Day In The Life of An Extroverted Introvert

So I'm sure we're all familiar with introversion and extroversion. If you aren't, then the charts below should give you a bit of insight. I took the personality test quite a few times and I've always come out as an ISFJ. I relate to most of the introversion side of all the above charts. I am...

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How To Prepare for the New Year

Reflect Highlight your best and worst moments of the year. Write down some of the things you've accomplished this year. Acknowledge your biggest failure and what you took away from it. Think about the good deeds you've done. Reflect on your friendships. Write down some things that you...

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Joyous Kwanzaa!

So as you all know, Christmas isn't the only holiday celebrated during this time of year. A lot of people know OF Kwanzaa, but don't really know what it's about. So join me as I discuss what Kwanzaa means to me. Pull up a chair! Kwanzaa is a week long holiday that celebrates African culture and...

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Winter, The Charismatic Way!

Hey all! It's that time again. Even though it's been unseasonably warm here (east coast of the United States), winter is still approaching. Keeping up with tradition, I'm going to share some of my favorite things about this (usually) chilly season. So grab a seat by the virtual fireplace and get...

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Au Revoir, 2015!

So with just a little over 2 weeks left in this year I figured this would as good a time as any to reflect on this past year. I went into this year with positive thoughts and feeling confident that it would be an amazing year. I had many goals set and was ready to make sure that I achieved...

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The Happy Holidays vs. Merry Christmas Debate

Hi, my name is Char and I'm a Christian that prefers to say happy holidays as opposed to merry Christmas. As you've probably heard or read in the news, there has been some controversy surrounding Christmas. Some Christians feel like people are purposely trying to take the CHRIST of Christmas....

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Shattered Masterpiece

She was a dreamer A little girl that kept her nose in a book Getting lost in the fairytale and wishing it were real Wishing that she could summon up her fairy godmother to turn her into a princess Even if it were just for one night But her fairy godmother never came Instead she ran into a big...

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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Have Scarred Me Forever

https://www.youtube.com/embed/sa1iS1MqUy4 I came across this video a few days ago and it made me a bit emotional. I was bullied endlessly from 3rd grade up until I started high-school. I hated going to school. HATED it. Especially middle school. It was torture and my parents knew. I cried to my...

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