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Why Our Hearts Need Silence

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Silence is a source of great strength. ~Lao Tzu I’ve been trying to find the right words to express what my heart has felt the last few months and I haven’t been able to. I have found sitting in silence I get a sense I get what I really need—knowing it’s okay to not have Read more

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Letting Yourself Rise & Fall

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“In the end only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” ~Buddha A huge part of my journey is allowing my emotions, my body sensations, the constant story lines I create in my mind to simply rise and fall. Read more

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Why Stillness Is Nobel

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“The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh It’s been a few months since I’ve written, because I am taking time to sit in silence and stillness. The words weren’t Read more

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Letting Life Transform You

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“Let difficulty transform you. And it will. In my experience, we just need help in learning how not to run away.” ~Pema Chodron It’s human to feel stuck in life or even to be scared to take a new direction in life. I have felt stuck with my writing for months now. The words aren’t Read more

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Appreciating Your Precious Human Life

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“Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years, but of moments. You must experience each one before you can appreciate it.” ~Sarah Ban Breathnach When we take time to appreciate our life we take time to accept our life as it is. It may not be perfect, it may not be what Read more

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Trauma Is Wisdom

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“Grief does not seem to me to be a choice. Whether or not you think grief has value, you will lose what matters to you. The world will break your heart. So I think we’d better look at what grief might offer us. It’s like what Rilke says about self-doubt: it is not going to Read more

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What It Really Means To Be Strong

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“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” ~Vincent Van Gogh I’m coming to the end of another 3 month journey. This time coming from another country, another language, another hemisphere Read more

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Loving A Young Widow

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  “Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.” ~Buddha Experiencing life after the loss of your spouse is a journey I never thought I would walk in my late 20’s. As I take time to reflect on my journey walking Read more

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Life, Love & Gratitude: What I’ve Learned From My Journey To Peru

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I’ve been in Peru for 6 weeks now and have had my heart opened in more ways than ever. This was the trip I needed to really fully embody myself and open my heart to life again and to myself. I’ve learned to find love for myself again in a whole new way. I will Read more

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Keeping The Heart Open

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“Open your heart, ignite the flame in your being and awaken the natural flow of energy in your heart. When your heart opens the world around you changes.” ~ Mingtong Gu What a precious gift it is to be alive and to give and receive from our heart. I’ve been in Peru for a week Read more

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