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Appreciate Yourself: 9 Reminders to Love Yourself

Appreciate Yourself: 9 Reminders to Love Yourself

“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” ~ Zoe Kravitz Did you grow up in a household that hurt you and punished you as you grew up? Were your feelings tossed aside? Your confidence shattered? Your self-worth destroyed? Were you put down, beaten down with negativity […]

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Have you ever felt that your psychological age may exceed your chronological age?

10 Signs That Your Psychological Age Is Greater Than Your Chronological Age

Have you ever felt that your psychological age may exceed your chronological age? People are often drawn to those who seem ‘wise beyond their years.’ There is something majestic about old souls who were seemingly born with a wealth of life experience. It’s normal to turn to such people for advice or solace, believing they […]

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10 Minutes to Perfect Peace: Guided Meditation

“In this silent, serene wilderness the weary can gain a heart-bath in perfect peace.” ~ John Muir To live in perfect peace means to be connected with the truth of who you are; to be aware of your own beauty, wisdom and perfection, and to live your life in a way that brings a lot of […]

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A Simple Way to Confront Someone to Minimize Potential Conflict

A Simple Way to Confront Someone to Minimize Potential Conflict

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“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict” ~Dorothy Thompson

I used to think that in order to live a completely peaceful existence, there could never be any conflict in my …

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What to Do When the World Doesn’t Get You

What to Do When the World Doesn’t Get You

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“Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ~Pema Chödrön

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a little different, defiantly so.

I was that child who never liked cartoons. I was nicknamed “the little …

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6 Ways Gratitude Can Improve Your Life and Make You Happier

6 Ways Gratitude Can Improve Your Life and Make You Happier

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“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness—it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” ~Brené Brown

For the longest time I sought after happiness in the wrong place, and I wasn’t …

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How I Healed from Depression: 5 Steps to Get Past the Pain

How I Healed from Depression: 5 Steps to Get Past the Pain

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“Abandon the idea that you will forever be the victim of the things that have happened to you. Choose to be the victor.” ~Seth Adam Smith

I come from a history of abuse and mental illness on both sides of …

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3 Ways to Tell If You’re in an Unhealthy Relationship

3 Ways to Tell If You’re in an Unhealthy Relationship

Broken Heart

“The harder you fight to hold onto specific assumptions, the more likely there’s gold in letting them go.” ~John Seely Brown

It was Christmas night and I was ecstatic. He would be there any minute.

I touched up my gloss …

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What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Going Through a Breakup or Divorce

Comforting friend

“Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope and your courage.” ~Doe Zantamata 

Divorce or the end of a long-term relationship is one of hardest, if the not the hardest, trial you …

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Why Self-Help Shouldn’t Be About Trying to “Fix” Yourself

Why Self-Help Shouldn’t Be About Trying to “Fix” Yourself

Not Broken

“Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself; you’re not broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure.” ~Steve Maraboli

The other day I had some time to kill before a meeting, so I decided to go to one of my favorite …

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Letters from Your Soul: On Loving Your Pain Away

Letters from Your Soul: On Loving Your Pain Away

Dear one, You were raised to believe that pain is something you need to run away from, something you should avoid and be ashamed of. But I tell you that pain, just like all the other positive and blissful emotions that you are so found of, needs to be felt. It demands to be felt! […]

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10 Minutes to Unleash Your Full Potential: Guided Meditation

10 Minutes to Unleash Your Full Potential: Guided Meditation

The moment you start to unleash your full potential, you begin to feel as if a veil is being lifted from your eyes and you can finally see things clearly. When you unleash your full potential, you discover that life is full of wonderful things. And that everything that happened to you up until this moment, it happened […]

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4 Ways We Resist Life and Cause Ourselves Pain (and How to Stop)

4 Ways We Resist Life and Cause Ourselves Pain (and How to Stop)

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“When fear wakes up inside, and there is no place to run away or hide from it, consider it a gift. In all the glory of that discomfort, know there is refuge in surrender.” ~Erin Lanahan

When I was a …

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Overcoming Codependency: Breaking the Cycle of Unhealthy Relationships

Overcoming Codependency: Breaking the Cycle of Unhealthy Relationships

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“A codependent person is one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behavior.” ~Melody Beattie

From a young age, I felt insecure in my own skin. I was a …

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