Donna Smaldone
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Welcome to The You Evolution™!
We go to the depths of relevant, real-life, relational stuff. Stuff you can actually use to better yourself and in turn, your relationships. There’s no fluff here. No superficial, lukewarm posts.

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Donna Smaldone

Thursday / September 10 / 2015

Depression isn’t just sadness


Depression isn’t “just sadness” or something you can get over. Depression includes sadness. Having sadness is like having a cold or the flu. It’s completely miserable and with time and a little TLC, will pass. Depression is like having cancer. Read the full story…

Sunday / July 12 / 2015

Come, watch the sunrise with me

Sunrise in Murrells Inlet, SC (July 12, 2015)
Sunrise in Murrells Inlet, SC (July 12, 2015)

I awoke early and my heart quickened for something majestic. I’m not sure where the nudging came from but I craved something invigorating, signifiant, unique. Moments later, I was driving toward the ocean in search of a life-giving sunrise. God is the most creative artist I know and I wanted to be in the front row for this morning’s live painting.  Read the full story…

Saturday / June 06 / 2015

Who are you?

Who are you? Why are you here? What is your purpose? ….what exactly are you doing with the gift of your life? Lately, these questions have romped in my mind like playmates in a sandbox. Lots of frolicking and sculpting. There is sand EVERYwhere. Read the full story…

Tuesday / May 26 / 2015

Color outside your silhouette

Silhouette Selfie  (Oct 2012)

Our essence is mimicked in our silhouettes. No two are the same and just a small tilt of the head alters perspective. Embracing our diversities, we can challenge, encourage and equip one another for greatness.  Read the full story…

Wednesday / May 13 / 2015

Forging friendship with the girl next door

My cherished forever friend, Tina Fonzo.

I grew up in a world of unlocked doors, shared homes and no strangers. A world without emails, pagers or cell phones. Friendships were forged over long talks, tree climbing, sleepovers and lots of imaginative soul connecting. Children reported home when the big clock in the sky told us it was “dark” – a clock rarely interpreted the same as our parents. It was a simpler time. Read the full story…