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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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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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10 Lessons I’ve Learned about Healing

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“Healing doesn’t mean the damage existed, it means the damage no longer controls our life.” ~Akshay Dubey As I continue to embark on a journey of healing, I am left with a few important lessons I have learned along the same. Sometimes the hard way, but they all lead to understand that healing is a 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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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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Why Everything Must Fall Apart

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“Look at your mind. Be curious. Welcome groundlessness. Lighten up and relax. Offer chaos a cup of tea. Let go of ‘us and them.’ Don’t turn away. Everything you do and think affects everyone else on the planet. Let the pain of the world touch you and cause your compassion to blossom. And never give 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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The Gift of Uncertainty

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“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. …live in the question.”  ~Rainer Maria Rillke   Every moment of our life is uncertain. When we learn to dance with uncertainty rather than push it away we learn to live and love in the present. This is only gift we have to receive and share. Read more

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