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Why Healing Matters

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“We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Healing isn’t a beautiful untouched process–it’s a process of unfolding. Of peeling back the layers and rediscovering your heart, reclaiming 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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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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Falling In Love With Yourself

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”~Buddha Falling in love with yourself is a beautiful concept, but it has been lost. We are told to seek love outside of ourselves rather than be with the beauty of unconditional love inside ourself. When we learn to love yourself everything Read more

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Loving A Trauma Survivor

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Loving a trauma survivor is one of the most beautiful gifts you will ever receive. At first it comes in a disguise, but as you begin to peel the layers away exposing your raw heart their presence changes your life forever. Trauma survivors find value in every moment they spend with you. They don’t let it Read more

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Healing Into Post Traumatic Growth

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“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter Read more

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Tender Hearted Bravery

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“The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes. ” Read more

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A Whole Hearted Love Note To You

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In honor of ‪#‎30daysofvulnerability‬ I write this post straight from my vulnerable heart. Look at this woman. She has been fighting for her own self love for her entire life. This one is for all survivors of sexual trauma, abuse, and neglect. We are all affected by sexual violence and we all suffer psychologically, economically, Read more

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Just Love Yourselffeatured

My month long transformational yoga training and ended and I am in pure bliss. I’ve never felt this feeling of magic streaming through my blood stream. Everywhere I look there is beauty and wonder. It’s a new way of perceiving the world and myself. No longer do I see myself as the enemy, but as Read more

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Remember Who You Arefeatured

This week I have learned more about myself than I could ever imagine. Healing is a long, but rewarding journey. I am learning to live life with more awareness and acceptance. It’s a fine balance living life with love and grace. It is there you will find your peace. I am learning I must fully learn Read more

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