Tag - growth
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Letting Life Flow

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“You must let life flow naturally, for life’s secret is patience; you must stop pushing for change and allow things to unfold.” ~Leon Brown Often we live our lives waiting for the next “big” moment. We feel stuck and waiting for something to change, or not wanting something to change. We’re waiting to find the Read more

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

Why I Travel Alone

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“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” ~Albert Einstein One of the things I love about travel is that I have time to reflect and process my life. Many times Read more

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

The Heart Of Pain

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  “The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Read more

Why Love Heals Us

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“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” ~Haruki Murakami Jake and I met last year at Brownstone coffee shop as we bonded over our one-way ticket trips that we had somehow booked on the same day, May 19th, to Eastern Europe and Central America. Jake healing from trauma of the war, and Read more

Finding Strength Through Holding Your Loneliness

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Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly. Let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season you As few human or even divine ingredients can ~Hafiz     Loneliness gets a bad rap in our society. Loneliness isn’t what we would consider a pleasant feeling, but it’s necessary for growth. The more we can learn Read more

The Alchemy of Suffering & Joy

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I recently had two experiences in a matter of a week that were exactly the opposite. One was witnessing my best friend’s in a state of pain and suffering and the other was witnessing my sister marry her partner, her best friend, the love of her life. I laughed, I cried, I smiled, and I Read more

Why We Must Walk Our Own Journey

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Our journey of self-love, discovery, growth, healing and transformation comes from our own inquiry. We must walk the journey on our own. We will meet others along the way that will help guide and inspire us, but we have to continue to water and nourish our own seeds. When we rely on others to do Read more

Planting The Seed Of Healing

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As we become aware of the gift it is to love ourselves we have to start somewhere. We must first plant the seeds of self-love before we can expect them to bloom. Planting takes time, our full participation and nurturing as the seeds take their time to sprout up with the seasons. As we learn Read more