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Three Things You Need to Know in Unstable Times

Life feels chaotic and unpredictable. The path that you thought would carry you forward shifts with every step. It’s confusing. Frightening. Fortunately, there are simple answers that can help you navigate the surprises ahead successfully. In uncertain times, it helps to turn back to the timeless truths in nature. My Summer Navigating the Rapids I …

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Weighed Down by Worry? Here’s an Easy Shift to Regain Your Energy and Enthusiam

Do you ever feel weighed down by worries? Overwhelmed with the things you need to do? Discouraged by problems you feel incapable of fixing? We all have those days. The worst part is that that kind overwhelm feeds itself. In the face of mountains of unmet need, it can be easy to easy to give …

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Why It’s Time to Stop Waiting for Everything to Be Okay

I’m guest posting at A Life in Progress this week. Is everything going to be okay? How often have you said those words? Most of us have repeated some version of them many times, whether to ourselves or others. The predictable response: Everything will be okay, is meant to provide reassurance and hope. But those words can …

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1 Realization That Will Help You Show Up Big and Brave Even When You Feel Scared and Inadequate

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? What dreams are lurking under the surface of your life? What questions are still to be lived? What gifts to be shared? Part of you wants to find out. But another part lives cautious and careful. You have a lot to lose, after all. You ask yourself, …

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21 Posts You Need to Read When You are Struggling to Let Go

It sounds so easy. Except that it isn’t. Letting go. The feelings follow you, even when you try to leave them behind. And sometimes there’s a part of you that wants it that way. We hold onto so many things—relationships, memories, expectations, hopes, and even belongings. The truth is, our lives are largely defined by …

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7 Ways to Make a Difference for a Friend Who Struggles with Anxiety

Picture yourself looking at your phone, scratching your head. Your friend cancelled on you again. And you’re pretty sure it’s because of anxiety. You care about them. You believe in their good qualities. You enjoy them as a person. But you have no idea what to do when this keeps happening. You want to help, …

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How to Live With an Open Heart in Times of Stress

Did you catch my guest post at Love Wide Open? “You can actually heal your heart by opening it. Amazing, right? When you see stress as a threat, your cardiovascular system literally tightens. Your blood vessels constrict and inflammation increases. It’s a biological carryover from times when humans faced more physical threats. It’s great news …

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