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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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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