Made a Big Mistake? What to Do Instead of Beating Yourself Up

“Note to self: Beating yourself up for your flaws and mistakes won’t make you perfect, and you don’t have to be. Learn, forgive yourself, and remember: We all struggle; it’s

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In Search of the Sacred: Escaping Facebook’s Sticky Web

“You leave the present moment every time you check your phone.” ~Deirdre Jayko Facebook was driving me to distraction! One late-winter evening, I prepped for a mood-saving hike in the snow.

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Life Is in the Little Things: Finding the Extra in the Ordinary

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.“ ~Jimmy Johnson  “Write about what we did today,” my daughter said. She knows I often write once she is asleep. 

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The Past May Have Shaped Us, But We Have the Power to Change

“If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.” ~Toni Morrison   Our very first relationship is the one we develop with ourselves. However,

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How I Uncovered the Root Cause of My Social Anxiety (and Finally Healed)

“I want to dare to exist, and more than that, to live audaciously, in all my imperfect, lumpy, scarred glory, because the alternative is letting shame win.” ~Shauna Niequist   I

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The Art of Nurturing Self-Talk: How to Tell Yourself What You Need to Hear

“You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself in your head. Be kind to yourself.” ~Unknown  Talking to ourselves in a nurturing way can be a

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Meditation: What It Is and What It Isn’t, In My Opinion

We hear hundreds of people everyday telling others take time for themselves. Connect with your inner self. “Meditate on it” has become a common catch phrase. Even the medical community

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5 Signs You Don’t Know What Your Body Needs

“The body is a multilingual being. It speaks through its color and its temperature, the flush of recognition, the glow of love, the ash of pain, the heat of arousal,

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Whatever Is Taken for Granted Will Eventually Be Taken Away

“They say ‘you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.’ The truth is, you knew exactly what you had. You just didn’t think that you were going to lose

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3 Ways to Stop Worrying and Feel Less Anxious

“There isn’t enough room in your mind for both worry and faith. You must decide which one will live there.” ~Sir Robertson  Do you consider yourself a worrier? Maybe even

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