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  • Why Feeling “Bad” Isn’t Really So Bad
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    Why Feeling “Bad” Isn’t Really So Bad

    “We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb.” ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh From an early age, most of us get the message that we should be happy—from well-meaning parents, teachers, and even perfect strangers.… More

  • How I Stopped Feeling Trapped in a Life I Didn’t Want
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    How I Stopped Feeling Trapped in a Life I Didn’t Want

    “Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.” ~Terry Josephson When I was in my early twenties I was lucky enough to spend about a year living just a few blocks from the beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but you know what I remember most distinctly from that time? Sitting… More

  • Feeling Empty? Here’s How to Find Joy (and Yourself) Again
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    Feeling Empty? Here’s How to Find Joy (and Yourself) Again

    “Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh  “Who are you? No, really. Who are you?” I stood at my bathroom mirror, towel twisted around my head, inspecting my own reflection. A woman I hardly recognized looked back at me with empty eyes. Empty mouth. Empty insides. “Who… More

  • Why Trying to Feel Good Can Make You Feel Bad
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    Why Trying to Feel Good Can Make You Feel Bad

    “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” ~Paulo Coelho We’re bombarded by images of people living apparently perfect lives. They suffer no bereavements or breakups or losses or failures. They look perfect, make perfect choices, and act perfect. Everyone seems to love them as they sail from… More

  • How to Find That Something That Feels Missing
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    How to Find That Something That Feels Missing

    “The spiritual path is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don’t know it.” ~Marianne Williamson I remember it as if it happened yesterday. I woke up in the middle of the night with the worst tightening of my chest that I had ever experienced. My… More

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