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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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When You Feel Buried by Loss: How to Heal from Cumulative Grief

Oh no, not again. You feel the familiar deep pain twisting your stomach, wrenching your chest, and you ask yourself, how do I do this again? Can I carry any more sadness? Aren’t I broken enough? Or maybe you don’t even have words for the heaviness twining marrow-deep fingers of discouragement through you. You are …

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The Choice That Changes Everything: How to Transform Grief and Heal Pain

When I was a little girl, our family attended a friend’s party every Christmas Eve. It was a magical event—sparkling decorations, trays filled homemade Christmas cookies, crowds of happy people, and holiday carols sung with a guitar. It was also—from the perspective of a small child who was anxious to go home and open presents—very …

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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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When You Feel Tired of Hoping and Trying, Remember . . .

“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” ~Haruki Murakami What do you do when just can’t do it anymore? When the pain is too much? The discouragement is too much? The hoping and trying are too much? It’s not that you haven’t tried. You’ve been brave. You’ve been persistent. You’ve been soldiering on …

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