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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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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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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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Moving Forward with Grief

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“Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing…” ~Elizabeth Gilbert For a long time, I thought grief meant only crying and being angry. I thought of grief as Read more

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Cultivating Strength Through Tragedy

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“Fall down seven times, get up eight.”– Japanese Proverb Today marks one month of Jake being physically gone. Time seems to have flown by, but at the same time it feels it is going as slow as possible. It’s hard to deny the raw feelings that come with grief. The deep sadness, the anger-it’s all Read more

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Thriving Through Trauma Again

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“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” -Fred (Mr.) Rogers I thought as I walked Read more

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Finding Compassion For Your Suicidal Thoughts

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Suicidal thoughts have been one of my biggest teachers in life and my suicidal thoughts saved also saved my life. It was when I began to develop a sense of compassion towards them that I began to reclaim my life. When we first have a suicidal thought we label, judge, blame and shame it. This is Read more

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Celebrating Our Grief

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“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” ~Leo Tolstoy Grief is a powerful emotion. My Polish grandmother died from grief, a broken heart. I remember going to her house after my grandfather passed away and Read more

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