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  • shelleybrill responded to a letter in group Chasing Your Dreams 4 days, 18 hours ago

    Dear Mehr,
    It is so nice that we can support each other and connect on The Unsealed. I hope your studies in this country are exciting and interesting. I am sure you are a valuable asset to your classmates. Your view of the world will bring a fresh perspective to whatever is being discussed in the classroom. Perhaps this experience will…read more

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  • @oneturbobenz
    Dear Roger,
    It is always so painful to lose someone you love who is so very close to you. Their spirit and light is always with you. I feel your pain. I have lost both my dear parents and this loss is felt every day. But I will say that I always try to live each day with purpose and happiness because I know that is what my…read more

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    • @shelleybrill I have been trying to get to that point. I changed jobs 3 times since October of 2020 in an attempt to find peace at work. My current job brings me back to the industry my Father spent 42 years working in. My Mother went through a lot of hard times with him always out on the road. My Mother never got her drivers license and so going…read more

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  • I am so grateful to my family,

    Dear Unsealers,
    Recently I had surgery and it was a bit scary. It’s behind me now. I could not have gone thru this process without the support of my dear family. Thank you to my amazing children, Andrew and Lauren, for immediately stepping up and helping Dad and I make the right decision as to which way to proceed. Your research and i…read more

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  • shelleybrill responded to a letter in group Mental Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    Dear Jerrica,
    Your letter really touched me. I am so sorry you had to go thru such an unpleasant experience. You did not deserve that rejection. It was so brave of you to write your first letter and very important for you to express yourself. I am glad writing down your feelings is healing for you and I am glad The Unsealed has brought a…read more

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  • shelleybrill responded to a letter in group Chasing Your Dreams 1 week, 2 days ago

    Dear Mehr,
    I am so glad you took a chance and communicated your dream to your family. Sometimes “it takes a village” and in this case your village made a difference. I cannot imagine the happiness you felt when your family said yes. Studying abroad is an amazing experience. Lauren was lucky enough to do this and I think this experience cha…read more

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    • Thank you @shelleybrill you made my day. 🙂
      They really made a big difference. I was excited when my family said yes but more than that I was anxious because I had to leave my family and handle things on my own in this new place. I’m happy Lauren took the risk and changed her life. I appreciate all of your blessings. I’m happy I came across this…read more

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      • Dear Mehr,
        It is so nice that we can support each other and connect on The Unsealed. I hope your studies in this country are exciting and interesting. I am sure you are a valuable asset to your classmates. Your view of the world will bring a fresh perspective to whatever is being discussed in the classroom. Perhaps this experience will…read more

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  • shelleybrill responded to a letter in group Chasing Your Dreams 1 week, 2 days ago

    Dear Kayjah,
    Thank you so much for your kind words about Lauren. As her mother, this means so much to me. Lauren has gone thru so much in her life and I am glad she is sharing her challenges. We can all learn from each other and become inspired. Lauren tells me you are a fantastic intern and are helping her so much. I hope you and Lauren…read more

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  • shelleybrill responded to a letter in group Mental Health 1 week, 2 days ago

    Hi Gerald, Thank you for your words of encouragement. I am sure that you have more then made up for whatever activities you missed put on in n high school. Its never too late to be in n a play or do the intimidating things we were all afraid to try in high school. I am sure you would have been great then but you will be even better now. Always…read more

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    • You’re very welcome, Shelley. And thank you for your encouraging words. Reading your reply gives me the hope to try new things (even if they’re scary). I love that sentence you wrote about how I’m much stronger and accomplished than I am in my head. I need to remind myself that more and more. Sometimes, self-doubt finds a way into my head and it…read more

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  • shelleybrill responded to a letter in group Mental Health 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Dear Roger,
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your difficult childhood. You are a wonderful person and I am sure you were a very sweet child. Your father was probably a victim of some kind of abuse from his parents. He must have been a angry man who vented that anger by subjecting his children to the sane abuse he endured. Family…read more

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  • shelleybrill shared a letter in the Group logo of Mental HealthMental Health group 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    I broke thru my insecurities in “Gypsy”

    Dear Teens,
    As a teenager, I too struggled with low self-esteem and insecurities. In high school I would watch other more confident students run for student government, try out for sports teams, cheerleading squad or audition for school plays. I never felt smart enough or athletic enough or even pretty enough to succeed at anything I…read more

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    • Dear Shelley,

      That takes major courage to play a stripper in a play. To sing and dance in front of 1000 people. Wow! I would had 100 panic attacks trying to stay calm on stage. That’s so cool you gain a lot of confidence after performing that part. I was asked to be a part of a church play when I was 16. But, my insecurity stopped me from being a…read more

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      • Hi Gerald, Thank you for your words of encouragement. I am sure that you have more then made up for whatever activities you missed put on in n high school. Its never too late to be in n a play or do the intimidating things we were all afraid to try in high school. I am sure you would have been great then but you will be even better now. Always…read more

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        • You’re very welcome, Shelley. And thank you for your encouraging words. Reading your reply gives me the hope to try new things (even if they’re scary). I love that sentence you wrote about how I’m much stronger and accomplished than I am in my head. I need to remind myself that more and more. Sometimes, self-doubt finds a way into my head and it…read more

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  • shelleybrill shared a letter in the Group logo of Current EventsCurrent Events group 1 month ago

    Let us work together

    Dear Unsealers,
    The last couple of days have brought so much sadness to our country. Seeing so many young beautiful people lose their life so horrifically is too much to bear. On top of that, I feel so much frustration. Is there not anything we can do to change the trajectory of this awful problem. Is there no common ground to change something to…read more

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    • I wish there was a way to help many people around the world from the power of gun violence. In my mind I always asked myself; Why do we as citizens need guns? Especially when half of the people who had guns only has it now to protect themselves against another person with a gun. Why couldn’t they just keep guns in the military and then when t…read more

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  • shelleybrill responded to a letter in group Current Events 1 month ago

    Dear Gerald,
    My heart is very heavy like yours. I want to cry in a pillow. Why are there so many angry people in the world? I don’t understand. How do parents not see the disfunction of their own children. I wish there was something I could do. I am glad we are here to support each other. That is very important that we continue to talk a…read more

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    • Hi Shelley
      I hear you. It’s frustrating hearing about this unnecessary violence. That’s a good question. There are a lot of angry people in the world, and that anger is being expressed in hurtful ways. It seems like some parents don’t want to see their children’s dysfunction until it’s too late. I wish there was something I could do too.…read more

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  • Hi jim,
    I was very touched by your words. Your Mother sounds like she was amazing. I don’t have to tell you how lucky you are to be touched by such an angel. I am sure you are passing on the love you received to all those around you. Love is such a positive force that can really elevate someone’s life. We need more of that in these very tro…read more

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    • Jim replied 1 month ago

      Thank you Shelley. Very much appreciated. Yes my mom was certainly an amazing woman. I’m amazed at all mothers to be honest. Mothers are amazing. Juggling duties, tasks and responsibilities. All the while still taking care of their children first and foremost. That’s great that you had a great mother. It’s clear that she passed along what she k…read more

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  • shelleybrill responded to a letter 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Dear Roger, Your story touched my heart. You were in a very bad place mentally and it pains me to think about how sad you were at this moment.It is amazing how your photography gave you something to live for and so much pleasure and strength. I find any hobby or activity that gives me pleasure really helps with stress and sadness. Whatever…read more

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  • Surround your self with people who believe in you

    Dear Unsealers,
    I may have grown up in the fifties and sixties when women were relegated to domestic roles but I was
    very lucky. I had a Dad and Mom who always made me feel that I could do more in life. They believed in me and encouraged me to get a good education and choose a career that would make me happy. I was lucky to find…read more

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    • Mom,

      I always used to wonder why I am the way I am. I used to think we weren’t alike. I was more outspoken, more daring and a lot more aggressive than you. But as I have gotten older, I realize that although our personalities seem so different, there are a lot of similarities at the core of who we are. Mom, you set an example for me that a woman…read more

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