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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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Using Mindfulness To Make Heart Centered Choices

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“It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.” ~Dali Lama I’ve been mindfully practicing making choices from the heart  and have realized quite a lot along my journey. Read more

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Learning To Love In The Present Moment

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Many times we want to love someone for who we know they can become rather than loving them completely in this moment without expecting them to become the person of our dreams.  We may have good intentions, but at the same time we are taking away their humanness by projecting who we believe they can Read more

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The Key To Happiness Is Not What You Think

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“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” ~Lao Tzu Happiness is a state 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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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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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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Showing Up For Yourself

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“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ ” ~Eleanor Roosevelt The other day I woke up made my coffee and started to Read more

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Healing Is Not Linear

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The holidays and winter season are a time when a lot can come up inside of us. Grief, depression, anxiety, missing loved one’s, going through a major life transition, the winter blues–it’s all there. When I feel I am going backwards in my healing I remind myself of this important phrase: healing is not a Read more

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