How to Deal with a Break Up

I met him the last semester of college and was instantly attracted to him.  I was definitely attracted to him physically, but it was the way he sat in class

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Be Gentle with Yourself When Dealing with Heartbreak

I’m sitting in the nail salon near my apartment, perusing Vogue and making small talk with the woman who is cradling my hand and filing my nails. We’re catching up

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You Don’t Have to be Shaken Up to Wake Up

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ~Andy Warhol  I’m in my late thirties now, but I remember getting my first car like

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How to Have a Peaceful Mother’s Day with a Difficult Mother

“You’re the Best Mom Ever!”   Nope.   “You’ve always listened, loved, and let me lean on you.”   Not really.   For most of my adult life, every year before Mother’s Day I

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How to Let Go of a Past Relationship: 10 Steps to Move On Peacefully

“The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh   Nine years ago my heart was in a million

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Confessions and Lessons from a Former Approval Addict

“It’s not your job to like me. It’s mine.” ~Byron Katie   I’m short. I’m stumpy. My nose looks like a pig’s. My inner thighs touch when I walk. My gums

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Why We Put Ourselves Last & Why Self-Care Should Be a Priority

“Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.” ~Dodinsky Sometimes, when we’re feeling stressed and running around taking care of everybody else, the healthiest thing we can do is

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40 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Pain

“If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.” ~Ajahn Chah   Eckhart Tolle believes

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Let’s Celebrate Earth Day

Growing up, I was told in school to recycle and teachers even made us participate in recycling programs. However, I never understood why. Why should I go out of my

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Creating Peace by Finding a Connection to the Earth

“You get peace of mind not by thinking about it or imagining it, but by quietening and relaxing the restless mind.” ~Remez Sasson In a world that constantly barrages us

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