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  • Why I No Longer Believe There’s Something Wrong with Me
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    Why I No Longer Believe There’s Something Wrong with Me

    “Our thoughts create our beliefs, meaning if you think about yourself a certain way for a long enough period of time you will ultimately believe it.” ~Anonymous You’re ugly. You’re stupid. You’re a loser. Imagine thinking this way about yourself every day. No exaggeration. That was me. When a girl didn’t want to go on… More

  • Drop the Mask: The Freedom of Living an Authentic Life
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    Drop the Mask: The Freedom of Living an Authentic Life

    “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~e.e Cummings Here is an unsettling idea. Most of of us are are not who we think we are. We are not the person that we bring to work, we are not the people we show to our parents and children, and sometimes we are… More

  • How Creativity Creates Mindfulness, Happiness, and Peace
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    How Creativity Creates Mindfulness, Happiness, and Peace

    “Mindful and creative, a child who has neither a past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks and plays in freedom.” ~Arnaud Desjardins No human being lives without experiencing the duality of life. Good and bad. Love and hate. Life and death. Acceptance and rejection. Success and failure. Joy and jealousy. Compassion… More

  • 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

  • Soften into Life and You Will be Strong
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    Soften into Life and You Will be Strong

    “It’s the hard things that break; soft things don’t break…You can waste so many years of your life trying to become something hard in order not to break; but it’s the soft things that can’t break! The hard things are the ones that shatter into a million pieces!” ~C Joybell C Language is a powerful… More

  • How to Stop the War in Your Head and Find Peace
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    How to Stop the War in Your Head and Find Peace

    “A mind at peace does not engender wars.” ~Sophocles There’s a classic Buddhist story about two monks who come upon a woman at the edge of a river. One of the monks carries her across and they continue on their way. Several miles on, the other monk turns to the first and says, “How could… More

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