How to Help a Friend Through Grief

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”

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Good Friday, Easter, and Angels

Easter is now upon us once again.  Some of us celebrate, some of us not.  You do not have to go to church or be overly “religious” to participate in

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Overcoming the Fear That Stands Between You and Your Dreams

“A few rare individuals refuse to have limited lives. They drive through tremendous amounts of pain—from rejections and failures to shorter moments of embarrassment and anxiety. Because they avoid nothing,

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When You’re Hooked On an Abusive Partner and Scared to Walk Away

“We set the standard for how we want to be treated. Our relationships are a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves.” ~Iyanla Vanzant   I’ll be honest. I knew

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Stop Chasing Happiness: 17 Alternative Ways to Live Your Best Possible Life

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.” ~Edith Wharton  I have a question for you. What would you be willing to sacrifice to

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Spring Cleaning from the Inside Out

“Letting go isn’t the end of the world; it’s the beginning of a new life.” ~Unknown Last December I found myself sitting on my floor, having just left my job

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When Good Things Happen to Other People: How to Be Luckier

“The grass is always greener where you water it.” ~Unknown Is there really such a thing as being lucky? Are some people genuinely luckier than others, blessed with a mysterious

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“Nice” Isn’t a Compliment: Letting Go of the Need to Please

“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” ~Brene Brown When I was in the seventh grade, I moved to

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You Are Not for Everyone, and That’s Okay

“One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t have to like everyone, everyone doesn’t have to like us, and it’s perfectly okay.” –Unknown I

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Loving Yourself When You’re Too Fat, Too Skinny, Too Tall, or Too Short

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau Living in NYC, I have seen some crazy and outrageous things. So, I shouldn’t have

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